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HemiHelp Conference helps raise awareness of Hemiplegia in young children

16th September 2014

This year, we are delighted to be supporting HemiHelp and taking part in the HemiHelp Conference on Thursday 18 September 2014, being held at Resource for London.

HemiHelp is a charity that provides support and information to patients diagnosed with a neurological condition known as hemiplegia.  The effects are similar to a stroke and the condition affects one child in 1000.  

The aim of the event is to promote awareness and learning about hemiplegia and is a fantastic way to share knowledge, best practice, and hear about the latest research and treatments for hemiplegia.

Treating and managing hemiplegia requires a multi-disciplinary approach, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and the application of the correct orthoses.  The use of orthoses, including ankle and foot splints, custom insoles, lycra garments to name a few, have been used in the management of the condition, particularly to help control walking patterns.

Laura Nicholls, Specialist Clinical Orthotist at Steeper Clinic (London), explains: “Orthoses are extremely beneficial for hemiplegia patients as they help to control movement.  As well as providing stability, orthoses also helps to prevent uncontrolled movements associated with muscle imbalances and increased tone in the lower limbs, and the foot and ankle.”

“We are looking forward to the conference to share our expertise and latest products that help patients diagnosed with hemiplegia to manage their mobility so they can continue to move independently with the correct orthoses.”

The experts from Steeper Clinic will be available at the event to assist with any questions about our custom orthoses, stability footwear for children and gait and biomechanical assessments available at Steeper Clinic.

If you know someone who is affected by HemiPlegia and would like to know more about how orthoses can help control their walking pattern and regain mobility, please contact a member of our expert team.

To support or find out more about the Hemihelp charity, CLICK HERE to be re-directed to the website.

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