Elita is a young girl with Down’s Syndrome and Dystonic Cerebral Palsy. She has no verbal
communication or use of signing. Elita’s use of play objects is limited, and playtime needs to
be initiated by an adult.
Elita has a scoliosis convex on the left side.
Her right femur is more extended than the left femur,
Her head tends to flex forwards and to the right side,
to the upright position.
Her dystonia presents as extensor spasms, alternating
trunk and head.
Elita has a strong startle response to unexpected
with a minimally correctable obliquity and anterior
Elita was provided with the Mygo Seating system including pelvic support system, foot
sandals, chest support and the Otto Bock X-Style head support. The aim was to provide
three-point support for the scoliosis of her spine and reduce the physical stress on her primary
The head support (right) is off-set to the right of the
midline and slightly forward, thus accommodating
Elita’s scoliosis and rotation.
The lateral supports (right) provide 3-point support and
and anterior tilt of Elita’s pelvis, but substantially
reduces any posterior tilt.
accommodate Elita’s leg length discrepancy.
The back to seat angle and seat to footrest angle have
The leg supports have been adjusted for lower leg length difference, and also in the
Elita’s therapist reports that Elita’s posture is now more
functional activity. Elita can now be fed more easily
during mealtimes and this seating position has improved
her respiratory functioning.
Elita can now tolerate the sitting position for longer
vision, there is better interaction with her peers and