If your child was born with cerebral palsy, he or she may struggle with mobility. Although there are many different child power wheelchairs, Quantum offers solutions that can be customized to meet the mobility and medical needs of your son or daughter. Learn more about finding the perfect wheelchair for child with cerebral palsy.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy
Children born with cerebral palsy may exhibit different symptoms depending on the type and severity. Symptoms may include lack of muscle coordination, weakness in one or more arm or leg, difficulty with precise movements and stiff or tight muscles with spasticity. Although there is no cure for CP, treatments are available, including physical and occupational therapy. In addition to treatments, a child may be considered for a complex rehab child power wheelchair to assist with daily living activities and provide increased mobility and independence.
The Best Wheelchair for Child with Cerebral Palsy
Although there are many different child wheelchair models, the Edge 3 Stretto™ by Quantum is the ultimate pediatric power chair. The word Stretto means narrow in Italian and this child wheelchair lives up to its name! With an overall width of 20.75 inches with 12.5-inch drive wheels, the Edge 3 Stretto is designed for children, teenagers and small adults. Its narrow width provides exceptional maneuvering in tight quarters and small living spaces. The Stretto is available in 17 color options and features a sleek back design that provides toolless access to electronics.
The Edge 3 Stretto is available with optional iLevel® technology, which raises the seat of the wheelchair up to 12 inches, enabling a child to drive safely while elevated, at up to 3.5 mph. iLevel features Extra Stability Technology®, which enhances safety when completing Mobility Related Activities of Daily Living (MRADLs), such as reaching, grooming and toileting. The Edge 3 Stretto is the perfect wheelchair for child with cerebral palsy.
Stretto Child Wheelchair for Spasticity
The Edge 3 Stretto is equipped with independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension). Due to the angle of the shocks on the power base, independent SRS offers increased shock absorption, creating a 30-45 percent improvement in ride, as found through vibration testing. The spring rates are also optimized for maximum climbing over obstacles and enhanced comfort. For a child living with cerebral palsy, the Edge 3 Stretto child wheelchair can deliver a smoother ride, helping to reduce spasticity when driving over uneven terrain.