Get the Custom Built Playskate and Remove
The spica cast Stress from the whole family
Get The Custom Built Playskate And Remove The Spica Cast Stress From The Whole Family
Get Your Child Moving And Playing Again, Just Like A Normal Kid Would
Every custom Playskate is made to fit the unique measurements of each Spica Cast. 

I'd like to make the Playskate as affordable as possible so get in touch so we can help.
From: Neil Williams

Dear Concerned Parent 

When you first find out that your child has Hip Dysplasia and needs surgery, its hard not to think the worst. You're usually instantly fearful, your skin goes cold and clammy and your heart skips a beat under the stress

This is common in all of the parents I've spoken to, but they also say that children are amazingly strong, usually stronger than they are, and they get through it quickly.
3 to 6 months Is the whole of Spring and the whole of Summer
Happy Playskaters
What's not easy however, is what to do for the three to six months that they're stuck in a Spica cast. Three to six months is a very long time; that's like the whole of Spring and the whole of Summer.

You can sit them on a Bean Bag for some things like eating dinner, use a modified car seat to get around, but the majority of the time they're bored and demanding.

But its not just their frustration that's the problem, it's the demands on your attention which are continuous and for the entire time they're awake. You need to move them where they want, get the toy they want and it all has to be done NOW, or all hell breaks loose.
You can't focus without interuption, tasks take 3 times longer than they normally should
You can't focus on a phone call without being disturbed, you can't get your tasks done before your called to do some other menial task. All day long you have continuous interruptions, breaking your concentration, losing your focus, every task now takes three times longer than it should. And this will be your life for the next 3 to 6 months.
It's impossible to focus on your job if you work from home
If you work from home it becomes almost impossible to focus on your job. You'll miss your deadlines and most likely miss out on any future jobs because of it.

And it's not even their fault, they didn't ask for this and they dont understand why they can't move. They resort to dragging themselves along the floor, rolling like a tortoise stuck on its back. It's heart breaking to watch, which means you get up and help them.
hire The Playskate  For a fraction of The Actual Price
We've designed the Playskate and the process of obtaining one to have Zero Environmental Impact and be 100% recyclable. We want to protect the world your child grows up in. So there will never be a Playskate in a landfill, it will never pollute the oceans and it will never damage the environment.
100% Recyclable and Zero Environmental Impact
Because no two Spica Casts are the same, we make each and every Playskate by hand to fit each unique Spica cast. And after your finished using it, we collect it and dismantle it back into its component parts where each part is inspected and recycled. 

Worn or scratched parts are broken down further into there smallest elements to be recycled. A wheel can be melted down into base metal for recasting, before being rebuild into a wheel for reuse. Every part is cleaned and sterilised and reassembled into components to be used to build the next custom Playskate.

Not only do we protect the environment by recycling the Playskate parts, we're able to hire it to you at a fraction of its actual cost. If you bought one instead, it would cost you thousands, would be too small for your child within a year and would be too specific to your child's Spica Cast measurements to sell. It would end up unused in a storage cupboard, eventually to end up in a landfill which neither of us want.
With the Playskate You now have the ability to really help
But you don't have to feel powerless, you don't have to feel helpless, and you dont have to feel frustrated. You now have the ability to really help.

Since 2016 we've been developing and testing the Playskate. A way for your child to get around by themselves using their own arms for propulsion.

They can have fun again, they can follow their friends again, they can play with whatever toy again. Without asking you to get the toy, without asking you to move them, without asking you to do absolutely everything.

With the Playskate, they can get back to their life, they can go to playschool or nursery, they can keep learning, they can keep developing, they can continue to have fun, exploring and discovering new things. 
What no-one tells you: 
when your child is in a Spica Cast, it effects everyone in your family not just your child
They can do almost everything themselves. They can move where they want, they can get what they want, they can explore where they want. And best of all they can be a normal happy child again, oblivious to the usual restrictions of being stuck in a Spica Cast all day.

What no-one tells you, is that when your child is in a Spica Cast, it effects everyone in your family not just your child. It's the extra stress that everyone takes on board, everyone has to compensate for the extra phycological strain on your child and everyone else.

Normally your kid can't follow their friends as they move from place to place, they get left behind and often left alone. Their friends don't want to be friends anymore as 'they're just not fun'. It's no wonder they complain and cry so much.
With the Playskate the whole family can start to breathe normally again
But with the Playskate they can have fun, and the whole family can start to breath normally again, removing the pressure of the constant attention and the feeling that everyone has to help. Everyone can have the time to do all those things they wanted to do in the first place, before the Hip Dysplasia news.

They'll be zooming around getting under your feet, and generally being a normal fun loving kid. They could be indoors or outdoors, playing with their friends, their toys, or their brothers and sisters.

The Playskate is their new toy, a new way to explore, in nursery or at home, all the while building their strength, their physical fitness and their mental agility. They can continue to grow and develop like any other healthy child.

With the Playskate you can give give them their childhood back.
Accelerated Manufacture
Speed of production is a priority for us as each Playskate is bespoke and made to order and is usually needed within 10 days of surgery. 

There are 5 stages to making your Playskate:
Book your slot in the production Queue
Let us know the surgery date so we can schedule your place in the production queue to make sure we get your Custom Built Playskate to you as quickly as possible.
Measure your child's Spica Cast
After the surgery is complete we need the measurements of the Spica Cast. You will receive an email with detailed video instructions on how to take the various measurements of your child's Spica Cast.
Board Production and Manufacture
When we receive the measurements, we'll create a detailed CAD drawing of your Plakskate to send to the board manufacturer who use a computer controlled board shaping and routing system to create an accurately shaped and sized board.
Production
When we receive the shaped board, it's sanded, treated and coated. The cushions are hand made, then the Playskate assembly is completed. after quality control and testing, it's packed up ready for shipping.
Recycling
When you're finished with the Playskate and your child is happy and healthy, we send a courier to collect it before it's dismantled back into its component parts where each part is inspected and recycled. Worn or scratched parts are broken down further into there smallest elements to be recycled. A wheel can be melted down into base metal for recasting, before being rebuilt into a wheel for reuse. 

Every part is cleaned and sterilised and reassembled into components to be used to build the next custom Playskate. Our goals are simple. No Pollution, no waste, no environmental impact.
THE PLAYSKATE
Maintaining Mobility During Recovery
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