Smirthwite Sherbourne Wetworth

DWC ADVANTAGES

Cost
Cheaper

Storability
Small size. Parents like it as it seems less invasive.

Tray
Easy to remove

Size
Totstander was smallest available

Transfers
Easy to place child in frame

User friendliness
Does not appear technical

DWC DISADVANTAGES

Support
Less supportive than ‘Lecky’, especially at the trunk

Knees
Knee blocks are small and not padded well
Knee blocks not angle adjustable (doesn’t stay at angle set)

Trunk
Support not angle adjustable

Pelvis
Difficult to control pelvis position/rotation

Sandals
Being firm at the back sometimes makes it harder to get child into frame

Adjustability
Adjusting height tricky. Sometimes part of bolt gets lost in the tube and it’s tricky to get it back in again.

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Early standers
  • Children with good head/trunk control
  • First frame at home for children with good trunk control who might develop their gross motor skills well anyway
  • For children who will perform exercises in a standing frame
  • Mild diplegic
  • Severe hemiplegic

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Children with poor head and/or trunk control
  • Underweight children as knee pads not well padded
  • Contractures at knees as knee pads not well padded
  • Higher functioning children?

 

 

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