It is another option for child amputees who aren’t about to let their physical challenges slow them down.
Ability Dynamics announced Friday the launch of its RUSH Kid Pediatric Foot. According to the company’s press release, this new prosthetic is designed to meet even the most extreme needs of active child amputees. The statement claims that this highly dynamic, ultra low profile foot is far superior to any other pediatric foot on the market today.
Active pediatric amputees have specific and advanced needs regarding their prosthetic foot/feet. As Huffington Post published earlier this month, “Equipment – prosthetic limbs, pacemakers – designed specifically for children often lag five years to 10 years behind new technology for adults. Parents are pushing for that to change.”
That is why the makers of the RUSH™ Foot collection are so excited about this new line, which offers the ultimate solution to address the void of a non-breakable pediatric prosthetic foot. With the introduction of the RUSH Kid, the frustrating days of broken carbon prosthetic feet are gone. The company has developed the highly-dynamic and extremely durable RUSH KidTM Pediatric Foot to keep up with even the most active children.
The Arizona-based company touts this product as the only ultra low profile pediatric foot on the market with a dynamic toe-off and the ability to handle the extreme loads that children place on their prosthetic feet. It is reportedly an all-terrain, all-weather solution. Patients also claim reduced socket, knee and hip pain.
The products are already receiving rave reviews by pediatric amputees. Take Stephen Hernandez, for instance. He is an active, athletic 14 -year-old bilateral below-knee amputee who wears the RUSH KidTM Pediatric Foot. In the past, he complained, he would break one to two carbon feet a month, dramatically limiting his ability to participate in some of the activities he loved most.
“When I was first fitted with the RUSH KidTM Foot,” Hernandez said, “I felt the difference immediately. It was more comfortable, more stable and I had much more balance. Since being on the Kid Foot, I have played in a two-day basketball tournament, I am trying out for the basketball team and have run my best mile to-date. Most importantly, I have done all this without breaking a foot!”
The positive results that the RUSH Kid™ pediatric foot delivers, extends well beyond the patient. As Stephanie Hernandez, sister of Stephen, wrote to Ability Dynamics, “ever since Stephen’s had his RUSH feet, he has become unstoppable. He’s so much more comfortable on the court, he’s able to push himself to new limits and, most importantly, he’s able to truly be himself. I’ve seen a change in his confidence, self esteem and his overall outlook in life. And for that alone, I can’t thank you all enough.”
For more information about the RUSH Kid Pediatric Foot, check with your doctor or visit the company’s website. You may also call 855-450-7300.