Case Studies

1. Proximat Case Study

BSc student Casey McDougall (pictured) recently undertook her studies focusing on hip abduction in children with cerebral palsy, and used Proximat. Her research programme is ‘’ The influence of equine conformation on hip abduction of two children with cerebral palsy … Continued

2. Triton: Poppy

Poppy is a teenage girl who has low muscle tone, and her pelvis rotates backwards into posterior tilt, resulting in an extremely kyphotic trunk posture.

3. Triton: Thomas

Thomas lives with his older brother and parents. He has cerebral palsy. Muscle tone fluctuates between low and high, and his body goes into hyperextension when excited – Thomas has a gastrostomy tube to meet 100% of his nutritional needs.

4. Triton: Sophie

Sophie is 14 years old. She has cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia and was using a moulded seating system previously. Historically her posture was reclined and her function and participation in Occupation was limited.

5. Triton: Martha

Martha is a four year old girl, she has Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia  characterised by an extension pattern in her legs, flexion of her arms, and rotation of her head and trunk. In addition, she has no righting or equilibrium and her … Continued

6. Triton: Jessica

Jessica is a 14 year old girl who was having difficulty with her current seating. She has a global developmental delay with low tone in her trunk and lower limbs. Over time this has resulted in an acute scoliosis and Jessica … Continued

7. Triton: Jason

Stabilising Jason’s strong extensor pattern and improving function. Jason is an 11 year old boy with Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia, a genetic condition where the cerebellum fails to develop properly resulting in uncoordinated movement. Jason has frequent increases in extensor tone, fluctuating … Continued

8. Triton: Chloe

Chloe, is a 13 year old girl with developmental delay who presents with low muscle tone, hyper mobile joint movements, and lack of pelvic stability.

9. Triton: Charlie

Charlie is a 15 year old teenager with global developmental delay and scoliosis. He lives with his father who is his main carer. Charlie has reduced postural stability with low central muscle tone. His postural preference is one of extreme … Continued

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