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Julia’s Horizon Stander supports her 24-hour Postural Management Programme

Julia is a young woman with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia who enjoys interaction with her peers and getting involved in activities. She has a very supportive family and school staff. Although non-verbal, she is able to communicate “yes” and “no” reliably.....and she has a very cheeky personality!  

Clinical Background

  • Julia had outgrown her previous stander

  • Gross Motor Function Classification Scale Level V

  • Chailey Level 2 supine lying and box sitting

  • Learning to drive a power chair (with head array)

  • Julia had not been using her stander over the summer – she had developed mild plantar flexion and knee flexion contractures

  • Julia has very limited head and trunk control

 Goals for Standing

  • Allow weight-bearing opportunities

  • Provide a change of position from her manual wheelchair

  • Provide a prolonged stretch to hip flexors, knee flexors,  and plantar flexors

  • Complement existing 24 hour postural management programme

Considerations for equipment

  • Only one teacher aide available to transfer Julia into the stander, need to be able to hoist into frame

  • Needs to be easily transportable around home and school (unable to be stored in classroom)


A supine stander was considered able to meet these needs. The Leckey Horizon stander was trialled...and Julia LOVED it!!


The Leckey Horizon stander met Julia’s needs because:

  • She can be easily hoisted onto the frame in a supine position

  • The straps are user friendly meaning one person can manage the transfer

  • The power tilt mechanism is predictable for Julia, adding to her comfort and security

  • The kneeblocks and footplates are easily adjustable – they allowed for Julia’s initial contractures, but can be adjusted as the contractures resolve

  • Easily manoeuvrable around home and school environments

  • Child friendly looking stander, which does not look clinical!

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Some products require an assessment to ensure they are clinically suitable for the individual. For further information and pricing please complete the enquiry form, call us on UK 0800 318 265 or ROI 1800 626 020 or contact your nearest dealer.

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