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.
Key Kids’ Words: Supine to prone in one motion
EasyStand’s Zing MPS Size 2 brings the Zing’s many benefits to bigger kids — those from 40" to 60" tall and weighing up to 154 lbs. The Zing MPS pivots in two directions, which allows the unit to go from flat-to-load supine to 20° prone in one motion. No need to transfer the user in and out, flip pads, footplates and trays to change position. The Zing MPS Size 2 also offers up to 30° of independent leg abduction. The Size 2 base is available with Gas Spring Lift (pictured) or Pow’r Up Lift, and is now available to order. Choose from a wide array of options, from planar pads to hygienic pad covers and directional locking casters.
F5 Corpus VS
Described as “standing without compromise,” Permobil’s new F5 front-wheel-drive power base with the Corpus VS standing option allows the user to drive from any point of the standing sequence. A redesigned chest bar offers greater user comfort and stability while upright. The F5 Corpus VS still retains 50° of posterior tilt, 85-180° of power recline and an optional 14" of seat elevation so consumers can access the precise positioning they need to optimally function throughout the day. The power positioning options also enable the consumer to achieve the best weight-shifting positions, while enjoying improved respiration and circulation in standing mode.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
Permobil F5 VS Group 4 power wheelchair with multiple power options including a standing feature: The reasoning behind it is it is very beneficial for specific patient diagnoses and very difficult to get funding sources to pay for them, so it gives us RTS’s purpose and cause.
— Frank Lane, ATP, CRTS, National Seating & Mobility
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
Set-up friendly for ATP/therapists with a lot of growth potential to meet the needs of the kiddo.
— Kathy Fallon, ATP, Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care
I love this product because it provides a way for my clients to stand with hips in abduction, and to work in prone as well as upright. By working in prone, I have been able to help kids become stronger that don’t enjoy being prone on the floor — helping them make motoric changes much faster because they enjoy prone in their standers so the parents will use it more. I also love that I can order this product for my little ones as early as 9 months and know that it will grow to 44” or about kindergarten to second grade, depending on their size. As a therapist, I feel good about ordering a quality product that will grow for that many years!
— Mary Miles, PT, DPT, ATP, White Bear Lake B-2 early intervention
Stander allows for easy supine transfer. Once positioned, the client can be raised upright and even into prone position without changing or replacing parts. Easy to adjust for positioning and growth. Best part are the colorful positioning component covers.
— Lindsey Rea, ATP, Numotion
The latest introduction (at press
time) to Numotion’s online store
is the TEK RMD (for “robotic
mobilization device”) from
Matia Robotics. Numotion, TEK’s
exclusive American distributor,
describes it as a motorized standing movement device for manual
wheelchair users, who can transfer into and operate the TEK independently
thanks to its design. Boarding the TEK is done from the
back of the device, and it uses a gas spring mechanism to balance
the weight of the user. The TEK could draw comparisons in various
ways to a patient lift, a standing frame and a manual wheelchair. But
in function and operation (it drives via a joystick), TEK has unique
qualities, including a smaller footprint than a traditional standing
frame, and a smaller turning footprint and a more upright stance
than a traditional standing wheelchair, which could make it easier
for TEK users to reach and engage in various activities while standing.
A remote control enables users to independently bring the TEK to
them and send it away.
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
LEVO USA Inc.
LAE Standing Chair
LEVO’s LAE is a lightweight, manually propelled
wheelchair with manual standing functionality.
Integrated into the aircraft aluminum frame are
two gas struts that assist the client in rising to
a fully standing position. The LAE can also be
paused at any vertical position on the way up,
so the client can choose the positioning that’s
ideal for comfort and function. The standing
function is designed to be smooth and easy to
operate to put the consumer in more complete
control of his/her environment while enjoying
the benefits of pressure relief, improved respiration,
improved digestion and building up of
bone strength. LEVO is celebrating 40 years in
business this year.
Jenx Monkey Prone Stander
An early-intervention favorite, the Jenx Monkey
prone stander allows for a smooth progression
from a comfortable prone-on-elbows
position into an upright standing position, all
in one session. The Monkey — which recently
underwent an aesthetics upgrade — can
accommodate young children from 9 months
to 4 years old, and is designed for little ones
with good head control who will benefit from
standing. Tool-free adjustments make it easy
for caregivers to adjust positioning supports
as the child grows, and the Monkey’s compact
footprint fits right into school or home.