Category: Toileting

Trunk Stabilizer.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Trunk stabilizer for positioning person with cerebral palsy in wheelchair. Cloth vest is fabricated with a channel sewn into each side. Dental dam, a soft elastic material, is folded to a width of 4 cm and cut in lengths of 200 cm. The dental dam material is threaded through the channels of the vest with the bottom straps are passed around the chest and tied in back of the wheelchair. The top strap ends pass over the shoulders, down the back between the person and wheelchair back, passed through the opening between the seat and back, and tied to the tipping levers of the chair. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Patricia Montgomery and Jan Gauger TITLE: Dynamic Trunk Stabilizer for Children with Cerebral Palsy REF: Journal article: Physical Therapy, Vol 58 No 4, April 1978: p 447. 1978.

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07/26/1996