Hospitals And Clinics Are Discovering Many Uses For The Pumper Car®.
Our outpatient clinic purchased a lime green [this color no longer available] Pumper Car several years ago. It has been very popular with many of our children. So many of the children we see have decreased upper body strength. The Pumper Car functions like a “rowing machine” for these kids. We typically have them go down a 120′ hallway, and sometimes back again. It is a good “warm up” before handwriting and other fine motor activities. Of the variety of riding toys in our clinic (Pedalo, Krazy Kar, Scooter, Moon Car, etc.) it is the most sought after and frequently fought over riding toy!
Jodi Petry, MS, OTR/L,
Pediatric Occupational Therapy,
Duke University Health Systems
I am the Manager for Therapy Services in Portland, Oregon. I use the Pumper Car as a physical therapy tool for my special needs kids. The hardest thing about treating kids is making it fun. Coming to therapy can be painful, they do not always want to come. However, if you can make it fun they will get a lot more out of it. Especially if you can make them do the exercises you want them to do and they do not realize they are doing them, everyone has success! With the Pumper Car kids get a great workout and have fun. There is also not a big learning curve, you show them once and they’ve got it.”
Therapists see the Pumper Car as something that is not difficult to ride. Kids can do this by themselves. Riding the Pumper Car is really a simple motion and you can get a lot of movement from it. Because you use both sides of the body together, it helps the brains ability to tell the body how to work together as a team. This has been a great product for our office, kids love it!”
Neuro Therapeutics Inc.,
Oregon City, OR
Our therapists have been using the Pumper Car in treatment for a year now. Although virtually all the children enjoy the Pumper Car, those with low tone or decreased muscle strength benefit most from it. They are able to independently propel a vehicle for the first time! They can keep up with their peers on tricycles, bicycles and Big Wheels – methods of locomotion which require motor control and coordination beyond their capabilities. As they zoom around the track they are developing increased muscle strength, endurance, proprioceptive feedback, and shoulder girdle stability… and they thought they were just having fun!
Bert Richards, PTA
Walled Lake, Michigan
Schools Are Putting The Pumper car® To Work In Creative Ways.
I have been using the Pumper Car for my 1-6th grade kids. The kids love the product! I like the Pumper Car because kids use both their arms and legs to set it in motion. This makes it a great tool for all four parts of a Dynamic PE program. I have incorporated this unique product into my fitness plan and use it to discuss the concentrated muscle groups, as well as the benefits it can offer cardiovascularly. My kids are having fun and getting great exercise, they go absolutely crazy over them!
Byron Barry Elementary
I am an elementary school PE teacher and have used the Pumper Car for more than a year. My students and I love the Pumper Car! Our kids would use them all of the time if I would let them. After using the Pumper Car at my elementary school, I showed them to other PE teachers in our district. The other PE teachers loved the product as well and we placed a large district order. We now use the Pumper Car consistently for our PE programs and will continue to do so. We cannot wait until the smaller version of the Pumper Car comes out so we can use them for our kindergartners.”
Fleetwood Elementary School
Mount Laurel, NJ
Children at our school take turns using the Pumper Car around the playground. The children use them because they are FUN. The Pumper Car were made available to the students because exercise and cooperation are what Physical Education is all about. Children are self-motivated when it comes to the Pumper Car. The Pumper Car give the upper and lower body a good workout. Working your arms and legs was never more fun!
Joni Huntley Bronze Medalist High Jump, 1988 Olympics
Portland School District
Parents See Positive Results With The Pumper car®!
I cannot tell you how much it means to me and my paralyzed daughter to have this ride-on-toy. She is one of the middle children in a family of seven and when her siblings play outside she was never able to participate. It was heartbreaking to see her stuck inside and cry. She now has a brand new Pumper Car and she is doing great! Other kids in the neighborhood were asking her about her new toy, making her feel like a celebrity. She was so happy and her smile was priceless. My deepest thanks to you and your company for making this happen!”
Mother of a special needs child