Dondolino is a vertical stander for children with special needs with tilting frame, designed and manufactured by Ormesa to help the child acquire the upright position. Using Dondolino in everyday life contexts makes the child’s active participation in the social environment easy, aiding the mobility of upper limbs and head, in line with the individual motor development skills.
Thanks to the three available sizes and a broad range of adjustment, Dondolino can adapt:
Pietro is an eleven-year-old boy who has been afflicted with infantile cerebral palsy resulting in quadriplegia since birth. We went to visit him at his home in Valfabbrica, in the province of Perugia, where we were greeted by a whirlwind of energy. Both in indoor and outdoor spaces, the Dondolino proved to be of fundamental importance for enhancing Pietro’s motor, postural and relational skills.
Improvement of coordination and ocular-manual abilities
More effective blood circulation due to the orthostatic position
Increased ventilation and reduced obstructive phenomena
Facilitation of the peristalsis, digestion and intestinal functions
Anti-gravity muscle training for effective rebalancing
Increased bone density in the parts subjected to the load (column, pelvis, lower limbs, feet)
Adjustable inclination via gas spring for active control of head and torso
Facilitates torso rotation and freedom of movement of superior limbs in complete safety
Made of birch wood, it is removable and adjustable in terms of height, inclination and depth
It can be adjusted using the green knobs, without the need for tools or keys. The clamping system – conceived and produced by Ormesa – ensures a quick and precise lock, guaranteeing the integrity of the pipes
To set the postural posture chosen by the therapist in seconds
Adjustable in height
The full pirouetting diameter of 75 mm facilitates movement during use
Adjustable in height, inclination and anteroposterior positioning
To adjust the pelvic and thoracic circumference to suit more petite users
The Dondolino structure can be adapted to various postural needs. Via a gas piston, it is possible to switch from the upright position to a more pronating position in order to induce the active control of the head and the trunk. Such variations to the alignment can be applied in a completely fluid way even with the child on the frame, without causing pathological reactions due to postural discomfort.