Lily Mae Hip Abduction Case Study with R82 Gazelle Standing Frame by Frances George, Physiotherapist

Frances George, physiotherapist at Humberstone Park Special School, Grimsby has been working with Lily Mae (4 years) who has had a dislocated left hip since birth as well as other health issues.

Lily Mae had no independent sitting balance and was in supine position at 30° off upright. She started using Gazelle at home over Easter, standing upright to 85° for periods of 15 minutes increasing in recent months to 1.5+ hours daily which can be split into different sessions.

Following a further tendon release in September, Lily Mae will use the Gazelle to maintain further hip abduction and hopefully improve her MP.

For further information on the Gazelle PS please read our interactive workbook http://www.r82.co.uk/education/workbooks/gazelle-ps/or visit our website http://www.r82.co.uk/

R82 Gazelle PS Standing Frame Workbook – A New and Interactive Learning Guide

Poppy standing in AbductionGazelle PS is a prone and supine standing frame with modular support components to address different standing needs.

Clinical evidence shows that standing in a high degree of abduction can lead to better formation of the hip joint and significantly reduces hip migration in children with Cerebral Palsy.

The Gazelle can offer up to 30 degrees of hip abduction in each leg.

R82 UK’s new interactive workbook takes a detailed look at Gazelle including different positioning options, a current case study being undertaken into abducted standing, transferring to and from Gazelle using a hoist and details on postural support options and accessories.