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Good Shepherd Pediatrics Welcomes Children with Cerebral Palsy for Research Study

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ALLENTOWN, PA — As one of a handful of “Centers of Excellence” in the United States to pioneer Trexo Plus, Good Shepherd Pediatrics is looking for children with cerebral palsy to participate in a research study and benefit from therapy in the pint-size robotic device.

The Trexo is wearable technology that empowers children with lower extremity weakness and/or spasticity to walk — maybe even for the first time in their lives.

The technology features a high-tech walker that allows children to walk hands-free in a safe, correct and consistent manner. Good Shepherd Pediatrics’ highly trained team controls and monitors the device from a tablet, while working directly with the child.

To participate in the study, children must meet certain criteria, including:

  • Cerebral palsy diagnosis
  • Cleared by their treating physician for weight-bearing and use of the device
  • Familiar with using a walker
  • Be the correct size

Parents of applicants for the study will need to complete an intake questionnaire to determine eligibility. To learn more about Good Shepherd Pediatrics and the Trexo Plus study, contact Jennifer Schueck, MS, OTR/L, at 610-737-4037.