Meet Sandra. Sandra was born with
Angelman syndrome. She didn’t start walking until
she was 4. At that time, she used a gait trainer and
a walker with help. However, frequent seizures put
Sandra at risk for falling. Intensive therapy helped
Sandra walk independently, but only for a few
Then Sandra tried a KidWalk with a soft trunk
wrap for fall prevention. Adding a vagal nerve
stimulator helped reduce seizures, and Sandra
finally was able to maintain independent mobility.
Sandra requires dynamic systems because of low tone. She uses a
ThevoTwist seating system with a rocking option and a Thomashilfen
bed, which helps her sleep comfortably through the night.
Sandra is now 25. She has low bone mineral
density from years of anti-seizure medicine.
However, Sandra still stays active and is involved in
her community. She enjoys cycling, swinging and playing with her
Case study provided by Ginny Paleg, DScPT, MPT, PT.