Lecky Freestander

DWC ADVANTAGES

Adjustments
Easy to assess child in frame and to adjust

Sales support
Rep is good at responding

Transfers
Can get wheelchairs in close to frame for transfers

Stability
Very steady even when other children stand on the base
Sturdy but light

Manoeuvrability
Easy to move

Comfort
Very comfortable

Appearance
Looks nice and friendly

Tray
Wooden tray

Care
Easy to clean

DWC DISADVANTAGES

Transfers
Pelvic support needs to go onto child before they are stood. This is difficult if no independent weightbearing is possible. (This applies to all Lecky frames).

Ease of use
Velcro waist straps can be confusing initially. Easy to put on the wrong way around.

Foot support
Sandals can only move laterally, they do not move forwards and backwards. (? See manufacturers guidance) Footplates are a ‘pain’.

Tray
When you remove tray you are left with sharp-edged poles which are dangerous for the child using the frame or other children with access to the frame.

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Varies e.g CP children who need some trunk support but have good head control
  • Usually children with some weight-bearing ability
  • Children with full ROM at hip and knee
  • A child that will benefit from the frame physically and psychosocially
  • Children that you want to work on actively in the standing frame e.g. trunk control exercises, for better kids and hamstring stretches.

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Poor head control
  • Flexion contractures
  • Asymmetry in weight bearing
  • A child that over uses an extensor pattern
  • When limited space in the classroom/home (with larger sizes)
  • A high functioning child that only needs support from the waist down

 

 

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