Centre Fraiteur unveils special treadmill to train disabled children to walk
Director Andrée Toussaint of the Centre Fraiteur demonstrates the first motorised treadmill of its kind in Belgium to retrain children with cerebral palsy to walk. The treadmill was a donation from the Lions Club of Brussels Heraldic’s 2014 Swimarathon (Splash) fundraising event and the Masonic Lodge Belle Alliance.
Jeremy takes first steps on Heraldic’s treadmill donation to Centre Fraiteur
Jeremy’s daily routine involves moving around on crutches, but today he makes his first steps to learning to walk upright again thanks to a new treadmill in the Centre Fraiteur in Molenbeek. A donation from the Lions Club Brussels Heraldic and the Masonic Lodge Belle Alliance, the motorised treadmill is adapted to children handicapped with cerebral palsy (CP), a condition that effects many bables and children every year.
A child with CP has trouble controlling the muscles of the body. Normally, the brain tells the rest of the body exactly what to do and when to do it. But because CP affects the brain, depending on what part of the brain is affected, a kid might not be able to walk, talk, eat, or play the way most kids do.