To support weak limbs for orthopaedically handicapped, appliances are given. Different disabilities require different appliances for rehabilitation. SEC make appliances for the physically challenged children, who often face problems obtaining them due to high costs and long waiting periods. SEC is able to make and provide appliances totally free of cost to students, thanks to donations from individuals, NGOs and philanthropist donors.
Also, although conventional calipers can be useful, they are not always accepted by children. So, SEC therapists and technicians are working on developing light weight, easy to manage appliances. Currently, appliances are made of light weight polypropylene and help children to stand erect and learn how 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 are carried out at SEC workshops on premise.
Society for the Education of the Crippled has a workshop in Antophill & Kanhe Phata
We make the following items at our upgraded workshop:
1. FRO (Floor Reaction Orthosis):
FRO is a light weight appliance. This is to support weak muscles.
2. GRO(Genu Recuruatum Orthosis):
GRO is a light weight appliance. This is especially for polio children and muscular dystrophy cases.
3. AFO (Ankle foot Orthosis):
Ankle-foot orthoses are braces to control position and motion of the ankle, compensate for weakness, or correct deformities. AFO is the main appliance made for children with cerebral palsy to prevent stiffness and tightness.
4. KAFO (Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis):
This is designed to enable patients suffering from weakness or lack of control of the knee joint to walk safely. It is also used as a 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 use to prevent contractors and deformities.
7. Hand Splint:
Hand splint is to position hand in functional position.
8. Spina Jacket:
Spinal Jacket is use to correct the deformity of the spine to make sitting comfortable.
9. Elbow Crutch (fixed & Adjustable):
Elbow Crutch appliance helps to walk.
10. Repairs to appliances:
This will need to be undertaken regularly.
Helmet is used for the safety of the head of children.
12. Knee Cage:
Knee cage is use to give position to knee for movement.
13. Knee cap:
When children crawl, we give them knee cap to stabilize the knee.
Padding is use to soften the appliance to prevent the children getting hurt.