Accidents happen and unfortunately this can result in a leg injury serious enough to need a cast or brace and a crutch or two. How children see themselves at a formative age is essential for development of a positive self-image for life as adults; Colour plays a very important part in aiding this positivity.
Using crutches can help your child by reducing the amount of weight placed on an affected leg, meaning the injury can heal quicker. Manoeuvring on crutches is a difficult thing to master. Children should be encouraged to take things slowly and learn how to use crutches properly.
Not all children will be able to use crutches. If your child is not co-ordinated enough to use crutches, or if you have any doubts please ensure your child does not use crutches, as using them may cause them to fall.
Chic Aid has a very colourful children’s range, the HMS-Vilgo 571.
This crutch is a ‘mini’ version of the HMS-Vilgo 771 (Adult range) and is available in the same wonderful 16 colour choices. It is fully adjusting and has a measurement of 23 inches to 33 inches from the floor to the handle and 6 inches to 8 inches from the handle to the cuff. The HMS-Vilgo 571 has a weight limitation of 72kg and is finished off with a black PivoFlex ferrule.
The only difference this ‘mini’ version has from the adult 771 is it boasts a grey closed articulated cuff.
“Your child should have the choice to be colourful.”