Spider Cage

The Spider Cage consists of a belt and bungee cords utilized to either assist upright positioning or to provide resistance during functional transitions. It allows the patient to perform an independent movement while the body is supported through the dynamic system of bungee cords. The Spider Cage allows the child to sustain postures without therapist assistance while allowing freedom of movement and facilitating balance. It assists in learning functional transitions, weight shifting, and improves proprioception and arousal. Goals of the Spider Cage:

  • Promote developmental milestones
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Improve stabilization
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Promote functional independence
  • Prevent muscle atrophies
  • Improve sensory integration