Pediatrics


Sunrise Medical

Zippie Kidz

Zippie Kidz

Key Kids’ Words: Built for independent toddlers

The Zippie Kidz is the smallest pediatric rigid wheelchair that Sunrise Medical offers. It is ideal for growing toddlers learning to navigate their world. With a depth-adjustable back, seat depth can grow as much as 3". Additional depth and width growth may be achieved by replacing parts. Self-propulsion allows children to explore and interact, and the Kidz was designed to give toddlers maximum independence by providing them age- and ability-appropriate access to the wheels. When a child is learning to propel, the push wheels can be placed in reverse configuration at the front of the frame for best access. As a child’s reach grows, the wheels may be moved to the rear of the frame. Because interaction with peers is essential to child development, the Kidz has seat heights as low as 10 3/4". With 28 colors to choose from, children can customize their chairs to their personal tastes.

  • (800) 333-4000

Motion Concepts

ROVI X3

ROVI X3

With a unique frame design, the ROVI X3 creates more stability for pediatric users while also featuring one of the smallest bases available, at just 23.25" in overall width. Thanks to a turning radius of 20", the ROVI X3 is able to access a number of tighter environments. A powerful drivetrain and patented ARC suspension create a commanding, but nimble driving experience. The battery compartment holds two Group 34 batteries, or — if a ventilator is needed — the compartment will hold three 50-amp-hour batteries. A complimentary USB port charges kids’ electronics.

An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:

Narrow wheelbase that is great for old houses; offers multitude of options for seating functions to make it as customized as each person requires.

— Kathy Fallon, ATP, Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care

  • (888) 433-6818

Inspired by Drive

P Pod

P Pod

The P Pod was born as a result of feedback from parents clamoring for an alternative seating device for the home that would provide all the clinical benefits their children need, while allowing them to actively participate with their families. Through vibrant colors and a beanbag-like design, the P Pod offers a warm, fun and engaging look with a specially molded foam liner that provides outstanding positional support and comfort. There are three components to the P Pod: the Positioning Pod, a molded foam liner that provides optimal postural support; the Bolster Support, which assists with upright positioning; and a beanbag base.

  • (800) 454-6612

Raz Design

Raz-CAT

Raz-CAT

The Raz-CAT (Compact Attendant Tilt) is both a growable pediatric rehab shower commode chair and a perfect fit for smaller adults. It accommodates growth via seat depth adjustment and the options of three back widths in two different heights. The unique tapered aperture — wider in the rear — provides an increasingly wider commode opening as the seat depth is increased. Seat depth can be adjusted from 11" to 16". Back widths of 14", 16" and 18" can be selected in either 15" or 18" heights. Tilt range is 40° or 25° when combined with the optional 30° reclining back. With any back selection, the Raz-CAT will fit over standard toilet bowls.

  • (877) 720-5678

Convaid

X:Panda

X:Panda

A highly adaptable dynamic seating system, the X:Panda can be configured to meet a range of postural requirements and to accommodate growth. Available in four sizes, the X:Panda is suitable for young children to young adults. It can help kids with pelvic asymmetries, hip migration or tight hamstrings. All sizes are available with individual growth in width, depth and back height to extend the life of the seat and accommodate the greatest range of sizes. X:Panda features patented recline adjustment, tilt-in-space to 30° and a dynamic back with gas springs that can be set to control range of movement or can be locked.

  • (888) 266-8243

Freedom Concepts

Chill-Out Chair with 3-Point Belt

Chill-Out Chair with 3-Point Belt

Freedom Concepts’ well-known Chill-Out Chair offers a comfortable seating alternative to a stroller or beanbag. But a new 3-point padded pelvic positioning belt now makes it a great choice for kids who need pelvic stabilization or need to be prevented from leaving the chair prematurely. Made from thick and long-lasting foam and covered with fabric that matches the chair, the belt blends into the Chill-Out Chair and is designed to prevent abrasions and excessive pressure. Check with Freedom Concepts for other accessories and fabric choices.

  • (800) 661-9915

Bodypoint, Inc.

PivotFit

PivotFit

A Mobility Management Best Pick, the PivotFit upper-body support, available in XXS-XL sizes, provides 25-percent more pressure distribution than Bodypoint’s H-style harness, with body-hugging curves and a low-profile swivel buckle to equalize tension bilaterally. Requiring 12 lbs. of force to open, the swivel buckle discourages “fiddling” and prevents accidental release. Balancing shoulder and chest support, PivotFit aids respiration, head control and technology access. Users report greater success in school, play and everyday activities. Laminar pads curve into a low-sternum adjustment strap to avoid choking risk.

An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2016:

I love the Bodypoint PivotFit harness because it gives my cerebral palsy clients a good amount of upper-body support and needed movement all at the same time. It is easy to put on and take off when going in and out of the chair, as well as when it needs to be completely removed for washing. It is a very well-designed product that provides flexible support and comfort.

— Michelle Frank, ATP, Ability Evolution

  • (800) 547-5716

Invacare

Solara 3G

Solara 3G

Invacare’s Solara 3G combines adjustability with easy-to-use tilt and a growable seat pan to match each user’s individual needs. The Tilt-Assist adjustment helps to correct for uneven weight distribution. A Low Shear Recline option minimizes potentially dangerous shearing forces. An optional DeGage dynamic rocker back accommodates clients with involuntary thrusting movements. The foot-operated wheel lock easily locks both rear wheels for caregiver convenience.

An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:

For end users who are harder on their equipment, the Solara 3G stands up to the hardest of users, and is still easy for caregivers to move around.

— Kathy Fallon, ATP, Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care

  • (800) 333-6900

Permobil

TWIST

TWIST

The TWIST mono-tube wheelchair features built-in growth, no new parts or growth kits required. It’s sized from 8x8" up to 15x16" and offers 2" of seat width growth and 3" of seat depth growth. The TiLite Tru-Fit system uses an infinite adjustment mechanism to fine-tune the TWIST. A center-mounted push handle option is height adjustable and enables Mom or Dad to lend a helping hand (or to remove the handle when no extra push is required). The 1" aluminum frame design allows easy installation of seating components.

  • (800) 736-0925

Prime Engineering

KidWalk

KidWalk

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

  • (800) 827-8263

Mobility Management Podcast

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    Pediatric Wheelchair Comparo

    Comparing and contrasting wheelchairs for kids, including manual caregiver-propelled, power and manual self-propelled models.

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