The Andago®, gives wings

Author:

Colleen Monaghan

Product Management

The title is a quote is from Luis 13 years old, with Bilateral spastic cerebral palsy, GMFCS Level 3, a patient treated at the Kinderklinik Schömberg in Germany.

We graciously thank Kinderklinik Schömberg for informing us of their experience and use of the Andago® in their clinic. Kinderklinik Schömberg has had an Andago since 2018 and opened their doors to us in February 2020 showing us in person how they use Andago® and how they treat the wonderful children there. At the clinic, they treat children of all ages, from infancy to adulthood with neurological injuries, including but not limited to Cerebral Palsy (all severities: GMFCS levels 1-5), patients with craniocerebral trauma as well as movement disorders (dystonia, ataxia, spastic and flaccid paresia).

Key factors that the group find beneficial about the use of Andago® are:

  • its body weight support as children gradually (re-) learn to accept body weight during gait,
  • the safety aspect of the Andago supporting the children
  • and this especially combined with the resulting hands-free therapy that the therapists themselves experience to take a step back and observe the patient gait to provide informed feedback to further improve the gait and balance performance of the patients.

Please feel free to read the entire post from Jan Schäfer on our Knowledge Platform.

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Originally published on 24.9.2020

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