Routines Based Intervention

Routines Based Intervention

Routines based intervention (RBI); has become the new way to support families and children with developmental delays or disabilities for early intervention. But what does this really mean? I think physical and occupational therapists have evolved over the past few years in really getting into what this looks like. Read more

Facebooking for Help

Facebooking for Help

I recently attended the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy Meeting in Hollywood, Florida. And yes, I was there a couple of weeks before Matthew so we just had to deal with heat, humidity, and sand that was too soft for a good walk! Read more

Meet EasyStand's Newest Writer, Lauren Rosen, Physical Therapist

Meet Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS!

I’m very excited to write my first official blog! I thought I’d tell you a bit about me and my plans for this blog. Feel free to speak up and tell me what you think and if there are any topics you’d like me to discuss (or not to discuss if you’ve heard it too many times). Read more

Fighting Spasticity

Fighting Spasticity

Spastic muscles are tightened stiff muscles that make voluntary movement difficult or impossible. Spasticity can be caused by traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and multiple other diseases. It can be a temporary condition defined by spasms or continuous and caused by increased muscle tone. The degree of spasticity an individual experiences can create a marked level of loss of independence. Feeding, cleaning, toileting, and many other activities require one to be able to move their muscles with an effective range of motion. Spasticity reduces that available range of motion. Outside of the physical limitations it creates, it can be painful and annoying. No one wants to lay in bed and have muscles spasms. There are several routes one can take in fighting spastic muscles, but it is a continuous process. Spasticity can lead to contractures. Contractures occur when the muscles and joints are effectively frozen into a fixed position and unable to be released. Read more

Personalizing Your Child's Wheelchair

Personalizing Your Child’s Wheelchair

Using a wheelchair can make children stand out in an unwanted way among their young peers. There are a lot of ways to customize a child’s wheelchair to make it a point of interest and a great conversation piece to draw other children in and have them asking questions. The market for customization has expanded from more than custom paint jobs, saddle bags, and seat covers. You can have superhero spoke covers and armrest animals to bring a visual interest and comfort to your child’s chair. Read more

Top 10 Products of 2015 for Kids with Special Needs

Top 10 Special Needs Products of 2015

Children with special needs can often benefit from adaptive products to help make their daily lives a little easier, a little more comfortable, or maybe just a little more fun. As a parent of a child with cerebral palsy, the following are my favorite products of 2015. Read more

Fun Activities To Keep Your Child Standing All Summer Long

7 Fun Activities To Keep Your Child Standing All Summer Long

Having a child with a disability lends to its own challenges, and trying to find time to get your child in the stander can be one of those challenges in the busy summer months. Here’s hoping that some of these ideas will make it fun to incorporate, keeping those bones strong and muscles stretched out this summer. Read more

Building Confidence in Kids with Disabilities

Building Confidence in Kids with Disabilities

Kids with disabilities are subject to higher rates of depression, being bullied, and social isolation. Life is hard enough day to day without adding social stigmas and mean spirited kids. What can we do to not only protect our children but to empower them to stand up for themselves? Read more

Configuring the EasyStand Zing

How to Configure the New EasyStand Zing MPS

Configuring the EasyStand Zing MPS is about building a stander for the needs of your child, client or facility. Our order form is designed to guide you to the stander you both want and need. You will notice on some sections of the order form, “(must select one)” is indicated. Why is this? It allows for total customization to fit individual needs. The base itself is not usable as a standing frame without these components. Read more

Designing the EasyStand Zing MPS

Designing the EasyStand Zing MPS

A little background about the new ZingRead more