Lecky Totstander

DWC ADVANTAGES

Transfers
If used without wheels goes on to floor – easier to get kids into

Size/age-range
Goes to smaller size than freestander (but not a huge difference)
Takes up little space

Looks
Good introduction to standing frames for parents. Seems friendly and non-invasive. Can then step up to larger size more easily.
Nice appearance.

Activities
Without wheels (least support) good for activities e.g reaching down, picking up toys and posting high.

Adjustability
Easy to adjust

Support
Sturdy
Good support at anterior thorax
Easy to grade down support e.g. can remove thoracic support.

DISADVANTAGES (DWC)

Thoracic support
Very bulky padding at this area which can reduce functional ability for children with a short arm.

User friendliness
Staff purchase a static stander and then it is left in a corner because they don’t want to lift it.

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).

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

No comments were made so assuming they are the same as for the ‘Freestander’:

  • 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

 

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