Anterior Support Walker
The anterior support walker is designed for kids who can support weight on their legs and take steps, but who lack the balance or body and shoulder control required by more traditional walkers. Created to address the needs of children with severe spasticity, athetosis or ataxia, the anterior support walker is available in three sizes, and its front wheels can swivel or lock in the forward position. Rear wheels are equipped with external ratchets to prevent the walker from rolling backwards. Handgrip adjusts fore and aft, and cushion angle adjusts.
The JUNIOR Seat Cushion is now available in five sizes and provides a comfortable, stable foundation for exploration and adventure. Lightweight multi-stiffness foam promotes immersion, stability and positioning while the washable, water-resistant cover lets kids be kids. Each cushion features a VARILITE self-inflating valve for quick and easy adjustments. Designed specifically for children using anthropometric data, the JUNIOR line features a full range of size-appropriate seating and positioning items to support children in their mobility devices, allowing them to follow their imagination.
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
Pediatric Go Chair
This special-order Go Chair is engineered to meet the needs of even the most active child, with a top speed of 3.7 mph. The Pediatric Go Chair’s ultra-compact size provides easy access to kid-sized environments, while vibrant color choices add a fun, personal touch. One-hand, feather-touch disassembly makes transport fast and convenient for parents on the go. A range of pediatric seating and positioning components is available to fit a variety of individual needs.
Firefly by Leckey
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
I love this product because it gives children the support they need to sit upright by themselves to play. What I have seen with children using this product is they are able to learn to sit upright sooner on their own if they have that ability, and children are able to become more independent with their play because parents don’t need to be right there supporting them. It gives parents a sense of progress, and a break to let their child play independently while they tend to other siblings or household activities.
— Mary Miles, PT, DPT, ATP, White Bear Lake B-2 early intervention
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
The clinically sound and aesthetically appealing P Pod Alternative Positioning Support is designed to encourage play, engagement and participation. It features three unique components: a molded foam liner for optimal postural support; a Bolster support to assist with upright positioning; and a beanbag base. P Pod is suitable for all ages and comes in five sizes (extra small to extra large) to provide proper postural alignment at home, in school or in clinical environments. Optional accessories include freestanding and lap trays, activity frame, mobility base, foot bolster, lateral bolsters and contoured chest harness.
R82/Convaid have announced the North American launch of Wombat Living by R82, designed as a best-in-class, daily tilt-in-space activity chair that improves upon the original. Created for use at school and at home, Wombat Living comes in three sizes and two fresh new colors, and it’s capable of multiple configurations. The seating unit tilts from -20° to 15° for relaxed and active postures with plenty of adjustment for growth. An angle-adjustable push brace can be positioned out of the way when not needed. Accessories include a power actuator for height adjustment, lateral supports and head supports.
Inspired by Drive
Inspired by Drive’s latest
addition to its early-intervention,
positioning line comes in
colors called Seahorse Green, Pool Blue
and Mermaid Pink. Nessie is designed especially for children who are
working on floor positioning at home or in clinic. It offers support
as kids are crawling, lying down (supine, prone or side), straddling
or sitting in various positions; its arms can be widened or narrowed
to achieve a number of different poses. Nessie comes in three sizes,
and it’s constructed of open-cell memory foam that’s sealed inside
a waterproof plastic liner. That means the cover and the liner can be
easily spot cleaned or washed. Nessie’s fun colors and playful shape
are designed to appeal to children as well as their families.
Thomashilfen North America
With 180° recline, face-to-face viewing direction, a
central release lever for tilt in space, and a seat
release for easy folding, the new EaSyS Advantage
is designed to provide maximum comfort for both
child and caregiver. A new brake assembly
optimizes safe handling, and the soft
suspension absorbs vibrations for an
extra-smooth ride. An extra-thick cushion
enhances comfort, and the seat/
back are fully adjustable without
Dynamic S3 & DS4
Designed for clients who do not develop
adequate balance, weight shift or postural
control to stand or walk unaided, Kaye’s
dynamic multi-positional standers allow
360° of movement within the base support
while the client is standing. The excursion of
movement of the stander is adjusted via a
spring-loaded crank, and range of movement
can be increased as clients develop confidence.
Resistance to movement can also be adjusted
so clients can work on postural control. The
standers enable clients to experience natural
weight shifts that occur when reaching or
performing self-care activities. The tray comes