No child is born to lie flat or just sit for the rest of their life. Rather the contrary! All human body functions are optimized for the vertical, all human organs function “downwards”. Therefore, young children have an innate urge to sit up and walk. All physio-motor developmental steps (grasping, rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking) only follow this goal. They are the prerequisite for interaction with their fellow human beings. What children then experience with and through their motor skills is a veritable firework of sensory impressions that trigger psychic, physical, cognitive and social learning. At the same time they experience the interaction of cause and effect, task and solution, motivation and reward.
The child moves (mobilizes) and perceives with his senses. It imitates, remembers, tries, compares, changes and improves. Then it becomes autonomous, it discovers, invents and finally expresses feelings about these experiences. Cognitive development depends on the motor and vice versa. Our language very clearly reflects this connection by using word stems from motor skills for cognitive skills: to understand, to recognize, to grasp, to experience, to perceive.
Significantly responsible for this correlation is the only few millimeters large balance organ in the inner ear – the vestibule. Only by stimulating the vestibule do babies discover the subject of spatial perception – and with it the control of their motor function. Through vestibular stimulation, they learn to differentiate between top / bottom, back / front, they learn side regulation, balance and reflex control and, as a result, a controlled muscle tone – the basis of all conscious motor skills. The crucial development phase is between the 10th and 15th month.
If a person is denied this development because of his or her impairment, an aid must enable similar sensory experiences – at least as a substitute. For this purpose, SORG has developed a concept consisting of three models, which can all be used from the early childhood to the adolescent:
Of course, all body supports can be finely adjusted to the patient in all three standing devices, whereby a controllable load on the skeleton is made possible. At the same time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles are gently stimulated – even those outside of one’s own perception or control. The entire metabolism, the cardiovascular system, breathing and digestion are stimulated and stabilized. And all three models are suitable for early support (from 70 cm height) and are available in several frame sizes (up to about 150 cm in height).
Carefully load – actively stimulate
Depending on the therapy, the users can be set up and positioned in the Boogie Fix Standing device to accustom them to a gentle strain on the muscles and to stimulate their vegetal system.
Balance and equilibrium
Thanks to its forwardly tiltable center column, the Boogie Swing standing device offers the possibility to exercise the sense of balance in addition to the potential of the Boogie Fix. This can, among other things, counteract a side dominance.
Be mobile at eye level
The mobile standing device Boogie Drive combines upright standing and tilt angle adjustment with the possibility of autonomous mobile operation. The user can move autonomously. This opens up completely new perspectives, ways and possibilities for him. He can participate in his environment during therapy and follow his social contacts. This contributes significantly to social and emotional development – and thus to therapeutic success and successful inclusion.
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Do you have special needs that cannot be mapped with our standing devices and their extensive equipment options? No problem – contact us. Our customizes products team is happy to develop a suitable and individual solution for your needs.