When children need to use parallel bars or a treadmill for exercise or rehabilitation, it’s almost impossible for their parents to find the appropriately sized equipment. That’s where TADSA steps in.
We’ve created several ‘mini’ parallel bars and treadmill handles.
Recently we went to visit Jake who has both the bars and handles which were built by volunteer Eric Siggurs. The parallel bars are adjustable so Jake will be able to use them for years to come, plus they fold up so they don’t take up much room. The treadmill handles are easily removed, so Jake’s parents can still use the machine.
Jake’s dad Sam says
“Jake has mobility issues and is unable to walk unassisted. Since having the parallel bars his confidence has grown across all facets and he has been making great steps forward (pun intended). He was only ever able to stand and hold himself, he can now walk from end to end, turn around and come back again. They are great for his walking or to put in front of the TV and he can just stand there which is helping his balance.
We are all very happy with the results we are seeing thanks to the parallel bars. Now his next step will be using his parallel bars that have been fitted to the treadmill. These are more of a challenge for Jake but he is making progress and is able to walk for longer and longer each time.
We can’t thank TADSA enough for all of their help, especially Eric who engineered and made both sets for him. He is a wonderful human being.”