Cerebral palsy patients at an Indianapolis rehab center are receiving a new form of therapy utilizing tricycles.
Five-year-old Amber Kegler is one such patient, who recently had surgery to lengthen the tendons of her hamstrings and ankles. Although walking is a difficult task, riding a tricycle has proved quite beneficial. The tricycle she has been using was donated by North Carolina children’s charity AMBUCS.
The trikes are modified with special equipment like handlebar straps and special pedals to prevent kids from falling and to help them receive a full-body workout.
As time passes, researchers are coming up with new and creative ways to provide therapy for cerebral palsy children. We applaud AMBUCS for their generosity and hard work!