Children are conquering a new piece of their lives every day. They experience their environment with its flood of sensory impressions, they deal with other people, build relationships, push boundaries and break new ground. They learn anew every day, to get involved in their world and to absorb and process impressions from their world. So, they playfully become part of our life and part of our society.
Especially in the first years of their development, children set an incredibly fast pace. This is no different for children with handicaps than for “normal” children. As a first step, the gross motor control of individual body parts. From this follows the more complex movement patterns: crawling, sitting, standing and running. These results are somewhat different for children with motor impairment. But: With these movement patterns, they have acquired one of the most important prerequisites for being able to experience new sensory impressions later in their environment – which, in turn, is the most important prerequisite for their cognitive and emotional development.
The earlier one supports and encourages children with motor impairment in their movement, the sooner their motor, cognitive, and psychic abilities can develop in a manner similar to that of other children. The freedom of movement can be optimally supported with the help of a children’s wheelchair.
In earlier years, children were – if anything – simply put into small-scale adult wheelchairs. Childish proportions and their physical possibilities were not taken into account. Therefore, these wheelchairs were often heavier than the children themselves. The locomotion was very tedious and exhausting. This was not an aid.
That’s why SORG develops and builds wheelchairs especially for children. We know and consider childlike proportions and know about the very different physical possibilities of young children. Therefore, there are at SORG roadworthy children’s wheelchairs (we weigh including the drive wheels) already from about 6.9 kg (for comparison, a box of soda weighs 11-12 kg) and can always be infinitely adapted and set to the motor possibilities of the child.
Our wheelchairs for children therefore offer maximum flexibility and safety even in very small sizes. All paediatric wheelchairs are growable and easy to handle. So they remain a reliable companion for many years. The wheelchairs for children are designed to best support their little users and to give them independence and autonomy. A great design completes the overall package and each wheelchair can also be optically individualized (for a huge variety of colors and countless spoke protection options) for every child.
Together with the therapist, the rehabilitation technician, the doctor and the parents, it is considered what the respective child can and should be empowered to do. Depending on the particular clinical picture, steps are initiated to specifically counteract the respective impairment. Because the child should be encouraged to improve and develop his individual skills. For the different therapies SORG has developed various children’s wheelchairs
The paediatric wheelchair Mio is the powerhouse for a (very) early mobilization. The seat unit can be very finely adapted to the child and its possibilities. With a perfectly adjustable gripping path, the forces of the child can be optimally utilized. Its extensive range of equipment components makes it particularly versatile
The Mio Carbon is almost identical to the Mio, but the seat, side guards, back and footplate are made of ultra-light, high-strength carbon, making it a lightweight child’s wheelchair. So it is even lighter than the Mio. On the one hand, the reduced power potential of the children is well compensated. On the other hand, additional weight (generated by therapeutically necessary equipment components such as a double hand rim etc.) can be very well compensated by the carbon weight reduction.
The tiltable children’s wheelchair Mio Move is also finely adjustable, but can also be tilted. This makes it the perfect combination of a rehab buggy and an active wheelchair, because the child – without having to change the aid – can freely switch between active and passive phases in his / her rhythm.
All Mio variants are available in two different frame shapes (retro or taurus frame), these variants are available in two different abductions. In addition, all the equipment components of the Mio are also possible with the Move- and Carbon-version. The wheelchairs are tailor made according to the wishes and needs of the children, both in terms of color and function.
If there is little space available in the trunk, a children’s folding wheelchair naturally offers advantages. The folding mechanism makes the wheelchair a little heavier. Rigid children’s wheelchairs like the Mio or the Mio Carbon are often small enough to fit in the trunk. Therefore, a rigid, non-foldable wheelchair is often the more sensible alternative for many children.
With the Jump alpha children’s wheelchair, SORG has developed a small, foldable active wheelchair for children and teenagers with excellent adjustment options and driving characteristics. He has a small pack size and is (almost) as stiff as a rigid frame with its one and a half times crossbrace. Thanks to the finely tuned drive ergonomics, it noticeably supports the activation of its young users. All equipment components can be changed, adapted or modified during the course of therapy – even subsequently. Its extensive range of equipment is based on our modular system and supports many therapeutic approaches.
Convince yourself of our children’s wheelchairs, which can be adjusted optimally to the needs of each child. Talk to a medical supply store of your choice and let them advise you. We also are happy to provide you with a demo wheelchair.
Should a suitable solution not be here for you – no problem. Our customized product team will be happy to develop a suitable solution for your child together with you..