Serving the Seating & Wheeled Mobility Professional
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2018:
Need a stander for your classroom? Order the Superstand HLT from Prime Engineering with the adjustable depth and height supports. The trunk laterals and hip guides will be in slots that go in/out and up/down by just sliding. Also, upgrade to the metal wheels. This one unit can go prone, supine, upright, abduct, and accommodate almost any postural impairment.
For severe knee and hip contractures (20-90°), add the special system (get a longer bar for hip contractures). There will be no pressure on the patellae, and you can start to try to gain range. One study gained 3° a week! If you need more than 30° of abduction, order a longer bar and the rotational foot plates so you can align the hind foot with the tibia.
For the final touch, order the water-resistant covers. These look great, but also offer an additional level of cleanliness, as you can swap them out and wash them between users.
— Ginny Paleg, PT, DScPT, MPT
The KidWalk system encourages hands-free, self-initiated exploration for children. The key to this dynamic mobility system is lateral weight shift during ambulation to mimic natural gait patterns. Auto-centering pelvic guides align the lower body. Height and angle can easily be adjusted while the device is in use. The mid-wheel-drive location offers better control and a smaller turning radius for easier maneuvering, and KidWalk rolls smoothly over varied terrains. It’s available in two sizes and disassembles for easy transport or storage.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2016:
For more upright gait, [I use] KidWalk and appreciate the dynamic movement in all the planes of motion. Recently, [I] had some children with inseams that were 6” and less. KidWalk was just too high. [I] contacted Prime Engineering, and they told me about their extra-small early-intervention model. Now I have all the features I love, for my itty-bitty clients.
— Wendy Altizer, PT, ATP, Milestones Physical Therapy
This versatile standing system works as a prone,
supine or upright stander without the need to
purchase additional parts. Just change from
headrest to chin support, and reverse the tray.
Superstand grows 22" in height without additional
parts, and positioning options — such
as footplate and knee block assembly — can
be quickly adjusted without needing tools.
Supine grows from 26" to 48", and prone grows
from 30" to 50". The system accommodates
clients from 26" to 50" tall. Body pads are soft
and supportive, and hip/chest systems have
width-adjustable hip guides/lateral pads with
a choice of 90° brackets, 1" offset or 2" offset.
Order any combination to suit your client.
Now you can use a stander for a
person with knee flexion contractures
while preserving hip range of
motion. The new knee contracture
brackets from Prime Engineering
can be added to any SuperStand
stander. Traditional sit-to-stand
devices link the amount of hip and
knee flexion so that you cannot
bend one joint without bending the
other. This new system allows for full
adjustments on all planes and can
accommodate severe asymmetries.
— Ginny Paleg, PT, DScPT
The newest generation of Superstand takes the versatile system to new heights, with a horizontal, high-loading transfer surface for more convenient, safer transfers. The 30" loading height eliminates awkward, uncomfortable bending and stretching for caregivers. The folding frame can be configured for prone, supine, upright or multi-positions.
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