What can a Made for Movement assistive technology consultant do for you?
by Trine Roald - Head of Medical Marketing on 06.09.2017
Getting the most out of an assistive device is not just about choosing the right one, but also knowing how to use it right. With the focus on adaptability, comfort and training, our consultants will do their best to make sure your child is happy using a Made for Movement device.
Devices and support for your child’s needs
Working closely together with families of users with disabilities and their health professionals, we experienced a need for someone who could help users and professionals with advice, adaptation and other issues related to their assistive devices.
As a result, we decided to employ our very own assistive technology consultants, specialising in NF-Walker and Innowalk. Our consultants have technical in-depth knowledge of our products, but more importantly, they have a huge amount of experience perfectly adapting our products to the user’s needs. Their knowledge and the user’s measurements are utilized every time we prepare an order at our facilities, making sure your child gets a highly functional device.
Most of our consultants come from medical backgrounds, such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy. You’ll speak to advisors who have great knowledge of various medical conditions, which is a great resource for you and any health professionals you might be working with.
First-time adaptation – how it works
First, a consultant from Made for Movement schedules an appointment with the caregiver to adjust the assistive device.
To make sure that the user is comfortable, we recommend to do the adjustment at home, at the kindergarten or at school. It can of course be done elsewhere, as long as the child is familiar with the place and its surroundings.
It’s also recommended that a person well known to the user is present, preferably the child’s therapist who’s vital in identifying goals and plans for the device in everyday life. This is often done together with you and your family who’s got firsthand knowledge of the medical situation, including limitations.
After the device has been adapted to your child’s needs, our consultant will train the child’s caregiver on how to use it. The focus here is on creating practical solutions to help the child in and out of the device. You might like to use a lifting system, or a seat if you have the NF-Walker. But don’t worry, different alternatives will be presented by the consultant.
The consultant will also assess the need for accessories to make sure you get the best out of the device in different situations.
Growing with Made for Movement
Change is an natural part of growing up. As a parent, you’ll experience change in your child’s level of function, as well as growth.
With that in mind, it’s likely that you at some point will need assistance to adjust the device and get extra training. With all the transitions going on in your child's life, our consultants are more than happy to support you, and follow up on any requests you may have. All you have to do is to get in touch, and we’ll do our very best to help.