Jenx Humphrey (3-7 Years)

Manufacturers Guidance - Therapeutic Features and benefits

Adjustability

Continuous, large range of positions suitable for children with widely different abilities
Angle is adjusted on a gas spring mechanism so position can be changed when in use.
The amount of weight bearing a child achieves can easily be altered within the standing session. Suitable for a growing child over a number of years or for a number of children in a therapy or class group.

Lower limb position

Leg length and hip abduction angle can be adjusted separately for each leg so differences in leg length or hip position can be accommodated

Storage

Can be dismantled for ease of storage or transport.

Tray

An adjustable tray offers both bowl or solid surface and a wide range of angles so it can be flat or raised regardless of the overall body position.

Chest support

An adjustable upper chest support can be used to encourage increased head control or can be removed for children with adequate head control.

DWC ADVANTAGES

Lower limb position

Able to abduct Able to adjust for LL length discrepancies

Appearance

Colourful and more pleasing to the eye for carers and parents

Angle adjustment

Can be upright or prone

DWC DISADVANTAGES

Access

Carer has to lift child up on to footplates

Footplates

Often they ‘live a life of their own’ – screws come loose, they drop to the lowest setting

Adjustment

Colour screw system for adjustments takes time and practice to get to grips with and is not easy to teach to carers

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Children with inconsistent trunk control

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Children with asymmetry in weightbearing

 

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