How do I wash and care for The Bamboo Brace?The Bamboo Brace is a dynamic elbow splint for children with special needs that assists them by aligning the elbow at more favorable angles in order to learn gross and fine motor skills. Each brace is sold with 4 flexible and interchangeable support stays of varying resistance and The Bamboo Brace Adolescent/Young Adult (L) fits children as young as 9-10 years and as old as about 18 years.
As a rehabilitation tool for physical and occupational therapy, the Adolescent/Young Adult (L) single brace is excellent for both cases of spasticity (i.e. hemiplegia cerebral palsy, stroke) and weakness (i.e. brachial plexus injury BPI). In both situations, the dynamic re-alignment of the elbow assists children in gaining strength and control of key joints and musculature that are critical to the development of gross and fine motor skills. If your child is a participant in Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) and Bimanual Training (BT) The Bamboo Brace is also an outstanding adjunct to both therapeutic approaches.
If you are looking for flexible yet effective deterrent for adolescents and young adults who are bringing their hands to mouth in unwanted fashion for situations such as Rett syndrome, autism, and cleft lip and palate consider purchasing this brace as a pair.
Adolescent / Young Adult (L) Age Range: 9-10 years about 16-18 years
Adolescent / Young Adult (L) Specs: 9.0″ long x 12.0″ in girth (wrap-around) x 3.0mm thick
Recommendations: The child should have 5″ of space above the elbow before the underarm and below the elbow before the wrist. To ensure a secure fit and performance, we recommend 3/4″ as the minimum amount of overlap on the wrap-around portion.
Notes: The Adolescent/Young Adult (L) is the newest addition to our product line and is designed for children in the later stages of gradeschool to those in high school. A full 5″ above and below the elbow is recommended for this size and nearly full passive range of motion is helpful in determining its effectiveness in rehab situations as opposed to a contracture management tool.