The concept behind this dynamic
head support is to begin to
position the child’s head in the
neutral point of balance over
their base of support, either
sitting or standing, while allowing
free head rotation and forward
movement to strengthen head
control over time. The ladder strap
over the head is adjustable to
allow movement within the plane
Little Wave Clik
With width/depth growth of 8" to 16", this chair promotes independence
for kids. Index System
tubing has dimples to optimize
adjustment and eliminate
guesswork. The Little Wave Clik
promotes proper positioning and
wheel access, so you’re one “click”
away from a just-right fit. The
dynamic fifth wheel allows you
to adjust range and spring rate to
match your rider’s abilities. With
a 12.5-lb. transport weight and
165-lb. weight capacity.
The Stimulite Contoured Pediatric
Cushion has a soft top layer
fused to a firmer bottom layer of
honeycomb for positioning and
comfort. Adductors, abductors
and an ischial dish position the
child, while soft honeycomb
cells keep him/her in place. The
cushion is available in sizes 10x10",
12x12" and 14x14", and it’s naturally
antimicrobial and machine
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Recaro Monza Nova 2
The Recaro Monza Nova 2 Reha
booster seat offers supportive
positioning for kids with special
needs. It features adjustable
lateral supports, a full-range
positioning harness and a unique
swivel base accessory for safe
and convenient transfers. Other
accessories include a tray, footrest,
seat-depth extender and seat
wedge for 15° additional recline.
Dynamic Pacer Gait Trainer
As Seen at APTA CSM: The venerable Rifton Pacer has been around awhile, but you’ve never seen it like this. Modularity is the key to the new Dynamic Pacer: Choose what you want and need, from a base with larger wheels perfect for outdoor settings, to wide arm platforms comfortable for leaning and balancing against. The new dynamic upper frame is easy to adjust and offers, Rifton says, 8 cm (3.15") of vertical and 5 cm (nearly 2") of horizontal movement. That enables this gait trainer to move with the client and can even complement the natural movements that come with walking. The Dynamic Pacer is available in three base types: The standard base is suited for indoor and outdoor environments, while the utility base’s larger wheels are great outdoors, and the treadmill/stability base is wider and more stable, and can be used with a treadmill. Accessories include those new arm platforms, a multi-position saddle, and hand loops. At February’s American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., PTs loved the Dynamic Pacer’s single-point height-adjustment system, operated so easily thanks to a locking gas spring. They also oohed and aahed over fun new colors (lime as well as bubblegum pink, shown) and a clever odometer tucked right over the wheel so you can easily see how far your client has walked.
Chill-Out Chair Options
Chill-Out Chair Options
As Seen at ISS: Sometimes, a kid’s just gotta chill — but finding just the right location can be a challenge for kids with postural issues. Freedom Concepts’ Chill-Out Chair has long offered comfortable, upright, independent seating via a deep-V foam design that hugs and “cocoons” kids to eliminate the needs for straps or restraints. Now, the attractive and appealing Chill-Out Chair has a new array of options, including an All-Terrain Wheel Kit so the chair can be taken on gravel roads or outdoor trails, and Sunbrella fabrics that stand up to family camping trips and lounging on patios.
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Mini Standy DJ
Here’s a stander that kids can really rock! The Ormesa Mini Standy DJ combines the many clinical, cognitive and social benefits of standing with engaging music generated by an audio device under the stander’s platform. As the child is in the stander, he/she hears the music and feels the music’s vibrations through the stander’s supports, platform and table. More entertainment can mean more time spent standing! The Mini Standy DJ comes in three sizes for kids from 29" to 59" tall.
Designed for adolescents (in up to five different colors!), the rigid Rogue Xp uses features from the adult Rogue and pediatric Little Wave Clik. The Xp adjusts in seat width/height, center of gravity, seat upholstery and seat pans. It’s crafted of 1 3/8" 7000 series aluminum to stand up to the active lives of teens and young adults.
This adorable twist on casual beanbag-style seating gives children the chance to get out of their wheelchairs while maintaining the postural support they need. The P Pod is available in four sizes, and its liners can be fitted to accommodate a child’s growth. The system features lightweight, removable covers and a family-friendly appeal that helps P Pod to fit perfectly into living rooms or playrooms so kids who use wheelchairs can kick back and relax in style.
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The Recaro Monza Reha booster seat is designed to optimally position kids with special needs. It features adjustable lateral supports, a full-range positioning harness and a swivel base for easy, safe transport. The 12-lb. seat is easy to move between vehicles. The booster seat fits kids weighing 33.1 to 110.2 lbs.