Jenx Monkey

Jenx Monkey (9 months* – 4 years)
(*lliterature recommends standing from 1 year upwards)

MANUFACTURERS GUIDANCE - THERAPEUTIC FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Access

Sandals open at the back for easier transfers

Foot position

Carefully designed sandal straps: hold heel in contact with sandal maintaining weight bearing even in non-ambulant children

Adjustment

Gas-spring assisted adjustment: easy to alter angle during session to optimise comfort and posture Side pads adjust easily: suits slim or broad children Double action straps: hold your child safely then pull for precise support

Tray

Integral two-colour tray: good visual contrast and range of play / therapy uses

Lower limb position

Velcro fixing abduction block: easy to position: prevents legs crossing and aids symmetry

DWC ADVANTAGES

Adjustability

Can change angle from prone to upright while child is in frame Very easy to make adjustments; user friendly

Positioning

Has support all along the sides and can help reduce abduction

Looks

Child friendly and other children like it too so it’s good for integration

DWC LIMITATIONS

Mobility

Wheels are small. Not easy to move on carpet or to cross thresholds Heavy and bulky – parents often like the looks initially but then find it bulky at home

Adjustability

Side supports not that easy to adjust and fine tune
Sandals are very fiddly
Tends to need regular readjustment
Colour coded screws – there are lots of them and they are confusing

Technical support

Rep difficult to get hold of

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Child unable to be completely upright (90°)
  • Child that over-extends
  • Athetoids, upright and prone depending on head control. As this is easy to adjust it can accommodate their fluctuations head and trunk control.

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Poor head control
  • Asymmetry in weight-bearning

 

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