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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2011 06:54 pm
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My response...

Sometimes I use a mirror to monitor facial expression.

It may have to do with individual size. I sit behind for better mechanical advantage, but I am short.

May have to do with TM length- if patient is short can place bench in front of them, forfeiting TM length, but not with adults…

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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2011 06:53 pm
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Rick Doyle from Canada: The set up that is in the picture is how I treat all my kids. I don't have an assistant at all so I am doing both legs usually. It allows me to see the face of the children. Going from the front allows me to do both foot positon and knee and hip extension. Drawbacks are drooling on top of me head and I now wear a cup to watch out for the kicking.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2011 06:51 pm
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Tina Sorel from MA: or hair pulled!

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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2011 06:51 pm
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You don’t get kicked, easier to promote hip extension (greater mechanical advantage), so less assistance necessary to advance the swing limb; Limits patient leaning on me for support- they can’t grab you (breaking bad habits.)

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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2011 06:50 pm
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Lucia Chen from Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital asked:

Is there an advantage to sitting behing the child vs. in front (to provide assistance)?

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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2011 06:46 pm
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They used a Kaye suspension walker, with parent seated on Kaye bench (straddling the TM) facing the child, providing assistance to advance swing limb(s). BWS appears to have been measured by scale built into a platform at foot of TM.

Good ergonomic setup.

COMMENT: Lucia Chen from Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital: Great set-up! Thank-you!

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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2011 06:45 pm
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Lucia Chen from Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital: Can you describe how the home-based Partial BWSTT was delivered? i.e. equipment?

(Picture from paper attached).

Attachment: SSTEP setup.jpg (Downloaded 1 time)

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