Darcey is now able to practice walking with custom made handrails and controls for her treadmill.
‘Having the treadmill and handles, and being able to use it at her age will just open up the world to her’ – Darcey’s Grandma Kim
Darcey’s physiotherapist couldn’t find a suitable treadmill with handles low enough for Darcey to reach, so she worked with our design engineers to find a solution. The custom made handrails for Darcey’s treadmill are adjustable in height and width so they will continue to be used for many years as Darcey continues her physio journey.
Doing physiotherapy exercises on her treadmill gets Darcey’s heart pumping much faster than when she walks with her sticks – which helps to develop her stamina so she can play and walk for longer. She has learnt what walking with long strides feels like so she can practice when she’s walking at school or out and about with her family – her walking is improving in leaps and bounds!