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I, being a movement specialist, asked our Physical Therapist for a gait trainer and a KidWalk gait trainer is one of the walkers she brought to us.
When they say the kid walk is a dynamic mobility system, I would have to agree.
With the walkers we have tried, this is the only walker I have found so far that allows her to experience the most movement.
Many gait trainers will strap in the entire torso, but restricting movement in the torso makes walking more difficult, especially for a child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
With the torso locked, the child is more likely to toe walk as well.
My daughter is toe walking more as a result of her disease, but if I were to have a gait trainer with the torso strapped, I would never be able to get rid of it.
I specialize in helping children with SMA learn how to bring the heel to the floor (heel to toe walking) and not toe walk.
My ultimate goal in life is to help SMA children reach their full movement potential and learning how to walk from heel to toe is one more step towards reaching that goal.
There are free exercises you can do to try out the modality I practice with my kids, or you can work with me one on one and I will teach you how to unlock your child's full movement potential.
If you want to see what free exercises I have available for your SMA child go to https://www.whatdoesthefutureholdformychild.com/sma
If you want to work with me go to https://www.whatdoesthefutureholdformychild.com/private-sma-exercises