Hip movement in Children with cerebral palsy
The Proximat is a mat for measuring range of hip movement in children.
Hip problems, such as subluxation and dislocation, are common in children with cerebral palsy and cause significant suffering. Once hip dislocation has occurred it is hard to treat. It is therefore important to monitor hip movement, so that early preventative action can be taken.
The gold standard method for monitoring hip movement involves taking x-rays. However, there is a need to monitor hip movement between x-ray assessments. This is normally carried out using a device known as a goniometer. The device is usually hand held and can lead to inaccuracies, particularly with young children who may not remain still during the measuring procedure.
The Proximat was designed by a physiotherapist at Manchester PCT to overcome the pragmatic difficulties associated with goniometry.
In a trial with 26 children with cerebral palsy, the Proximat was found to be quick and easy to use and acceptable to the children.
High reliability was found for all movements (ICCs = 0.83-0.93) (Pott P, Selley A, Tyson S. (2007).
The reliability and measurement error of the Proximat:
- a new tool for measuring hip range of movement in children with cerebral palsy.
- APCP conference 2007- free paper presentation)
The Proximat kit consists of the following: flexible mat; dry wipe pen; tape measure; recording sheet; poster; CD (containing all the Proximat literature and record sheet); and over-the-shoulder protective case.
Pricing and Availability
One kit: £154 + VAT
Departmental pack (five kits): £584 + VAT
Available from JCM Seating Ltd: www.jcmseating.co.uk
This product has been validated/certified. - CE mark - medical device
VAT: This product is taxable.
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