Posture Control Walkers/Gait Trainers
Kaye’s line of posture control walkers/gait trainers enables walking with support at the back/posterior of the body. Accessories and components can provide weight-bearing assistance and specific positioning of the trunk, pelvis, legs, arms and heads as required by the child. These walkers/gait trainers are designed to make walking less energy consuming and to improve alignment and maximize a client’s potential for walking. Available in six sizes for toddlers through adults; all models fold for storage.
Altimate Medical Inc.
For an active standing program, check out the EasyStand Glider’s state-of-the-art features. The user’s arms move the glide handles, and that motion is reciprocated in the legs, resulting in a motion similar to cross-country skiing. Active standing combines increased lower-extremity range of motion and upper-body strengthening while bearing weight. The EasyStand Glider is available in two sizes (medium and large) and fits users from 4' tall to 6'2" tall and weighing up to 280 lbs.
Altimate Medical Inc.
The Zing MPS and the MPS TT (for Title Table style, pictured) are the only multi-position standers that pivot in two directions to enable the unit to go from flat-to-load supine to 20° prone in one motion. This eliminates the need to transfer the user in and out, or to flip pads, footplates and trays. The option of up to 30° of independent, anatomically correct leg abduction further sets it apart from other “multi-position” children up to 60" tall and weighing up to 154 lbs. The Zing family of standers now has its own Web site.
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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 versatile three-in-one Squiggles Stander is designed to enable clinicians to maximize postural requirements through pelvic stability, trunk and head alignment for kids ages 1 through 5. Leg and foot positioning is also provided for standing therapy. The stander offers prone, upright and supine standing for kids 29.5" to 43.3" tall, weighing up to 48.4 lbs. The Squiggles Stander is available in green, orange, blue and pink — bright colors that appeal to children and their families.
LECKEY’s Mygo brings standing therapy to kids from 4 to 14 years old as they grow and experience postural changes. Mygo encourages a natural standing posture and offers prone, supine and upright standing in one product. The angle of knee and foot supports relative to the hip and chest can be adjusted 20° to accommodate contractures. Footplates adjust individually to accommodate up to 10° plantar or dorsi flexion. Wings on the contoured shoulder support are angle adjustable to provide shoulder protraction and bring the hands midline. A pelvic derotation belt positions the pelvis in a central and neutral position with minimal effort.
Amysystems is well known for its powered seating. But the manufacturer’s custom power positioning capabilities for power chairs includes a standing option. Contact your Amylior representative for more information on power positioning options and power base compatibility. Amylior’s own power wheelchair, the AllTrack series, offers mid- and rear-wheel-drive configurations, as well as a heavy-duty option and a pediatric option. Check out Amylior’s new Web site that now houses all the manufacturer’s brands, including newly acquired and launched CG Air cushions.
Innovation in Motion
The Dondolino standing frame, designed by Ormesa and distributed by Innovation In Motion, was created to be used as part of a child’s everyday activities at home. It can enhance a child’s ability to adapt to his surroundings and to interact positively with the world around him. The Dondolino’s enticingly bright colors are child friendly and blend easily and attractively into playroom and bedroom environments. Children as little as 29" tall can enjoy the benefits of the Dondolino, which also enables kids to interact with classmates and peers at eye level, a position that promotes socialization and encourages engagement.
F5 Corpus VS
Permobil’s famous Corpus seating system offers standing functionality for the real world, including being able to stand and drive at any point of the standing sequence. Redesigned chest bar and knee blocks offer added comfort and safety while standing, along with simplified adjustment points and quick-release mechanisms. A true fully independent suspension enables the F5 Corpus VS to absorb the bumps and obstacles that active power chair users encounter every day. Updated shocks are fully adjustable while the user remains in the chair.
LEVO USA Inc.
C3 Standing Chair
LEVO’s C3 makes standing available for adults and kids (with pediatric sizing as small as 12.5" seat width/13.75" seat depth). A Dual Drive System delivers traction to both the mid and front wheels. As the user sits, the center wheels drive the chair for great maneuverability. When the user stands, the motor/chain-drive front wheels lower to the floor (mid wheels up) to provide sturdy, stable traction. The standing system is low shear, and the C3 can also be equipped with tilt-in-space seating and a reclining back. On flat surfaces, the C3 can be driven with its user in the standing position.