Society for the Education of the Crippled
(Child & Adult)

  • Workshop

     To support weak limbs of the orthopaedically handicapped students, appliances are given to them to make their movements easier. Different disabilities require different appliances for rehabilitation. SEC make appliances at its own workshop for the physically challenged students, most of whom come from financially weak backgrounds.

    Obtaining appliances would have become a difficult task not only because of the high costs of the appliances, but also due to long waiting periods in procuring them. SEC makes and provides appliances totally free of cost to the students. This would not have been possible but for the largesse of the philanthropist donors.

    Although conventional calipers can be useful, they are not always accepted by the children. The therapists and technicians at SEC constantly endeavor to develop light-weight, easy to manage appliances. Currently, appliances are made of light-weight polypropylene, which enables the children to stand erect and to balance themselves properly. Each appliance is custom-built and made to size, based on the height and weight of the child. As children grow, their appliances need to be maintained and repaired from time to time. Most repairs and maintenance work are carried out at SEC workshops.

    Society for the Education of the Crippled has its own workshop at Antop Hill & Kanhe Phata

    The following items are made at the workshops:

    1. FRO (Floor Reaction Orthosis):
    FRO is a light weight appliance. It support weak muscles.

    2. GRO(Genu Recuruatum Orthosis):
    GRO is a light weight appliance made especially for polio stricken children and for muscular dystrophy cases.

    3. AFO (Ankle foot Orthosis):
    Ankle-foot orthoses are braces to control position and motion of the ankle, compensating for weakness, and for correcting deformities. AFO is the main appliance made for children with cerebral palsy to prevent stiffness and tightness.

    4. KAFO (Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis):
    KAFO is designed to enable patients suffering from weakness or lack of control of the knee joint to walk safely. It is also used as an independent walking device for a walking-impaired person whose lower limb is paralyzed or whose muscle function is lost.

    5. Post Guard:
    Post Guard is normally used for positioning limbs at night.

    6. L-Splint (Leg splint):
    Leg splint is used to prevent contractors and deformities.

    7. Hand Splint:
    Hand splint is used to position hand in functional position.

    8. Spina Jacket:
    Spina Jacket is used to correct the deformity of the spine to make the sitting position comfortable.

    9. Elbow Crutch (fixed & Adjustable):
    Elbow Crutch appliance helps to walk.

    10. Helmet:
    Helmet is used for the safety of the head of the user.

    11. Knee Cage:
    Knee cage is used to give proper position to the knee for movement.

    12. Knee cap:
    For those who cannot walk, but need to crawl for movement, knee caps are given to stabilize the knee.

    13. Padding:
    Padding is used to soften the appliance to prevent the user getting hurt.