Meet Oscar

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Oscar lives in Frederikssund, Denmark with his mother, father and older brother.

Oscar has recently been diagnosed with unilateral right sided spastic cerebral palsy due to periventricular leukomalacia. We met Oscar when he was 16 months old. At the time he was able to move in and out of sitting and floor sit with both hands free to manipulate objects. Furthermore, he crawled on hands and knees, pulled to stand and took steps holding on to furniture.

He has been classified at Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level I or II and will be expected to be able to learn to walk independently between the age of 18 months to 2 years, without the need for any assistive devices.

Oscars family and physiotherapist decided to let Oscar use the Crocodile with the accessory “My first steps” for a short period of time to allow Oscar to experience the freedom of walking. Furthermore, they were of the opinion that using the Crocodile could support the achievement of the gross motor milestone of walking.

Configuration of the Crocodile

The Crocodile was configurated with the accessory, Starter Kit - My first steps, which included a height adjustable front brace, where the handles are placed closer to the body, a set of anti-tips for safety and a set of bolts to shorten the frame. The Crocodile was initially set up with anti-reverse wheel stop, resistance on the back wheels using the tension adjustment and with directional locks on the front wheels using the directional stabilizer. Oscar instantly figured out how to walk forward using the support from the Crocodile. When the anti-reverse stop was unlocked, Oscar was able to use the Crocodile to walk in both directions.

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