Parents and carers should be shown how to make frequent adjustments and made aware of the safety checks by a technically and clinically competent person who has been trained in the use of the product. Leckey recommend that a written record is maintained of all parent and carers who have been trained in the use of this product.
Transferring the user into and out of the stander
Before transferring the child into the stander carry out the daily product inspection. Before transferring the child into the product lock all the castors, ensuring that they are facing outwards to maximize product stability. Make sure the straps on the chest, hip support harnesses and sandals are released and out of the way to facilitate transfer.
Always secure the pelvic band and safety strap first then the chest strap and the users feet.
Adjusting the Flexible Laterals
The Freestander flexible lateral supports can be adjusted in and out by looseningthe bolts (a) on the back of the chest plate. Once these bolts have been loosened, the flexible lateral supports can be adjusted to the required position and once in position the bolts should be re-tightened securely. The flexible laterals also have a small amount of height adjustment. To alter the height loosen the allen bolts (b), position the lateral as required and then re-tighten the allen bolts (b) securely. The flexible lateral supports are secured around the user by tightening the safety strap into position. Fasten the safety strap immediately.
Always use caution to ensure fingers do not become trapped when adjusting the lateral supports.
Adjusting the knee cups
The knee cups are fixed with the bolts (a) at the front of the knee block. When this bolt is loosened, the knee cup can be moved from left to right and rotated. Once the desired position is obtained the bolt (a) should be retightened securely.
Always use caution to ensure fingers do not become trapped when adjusting the knee cups.
Adjusting the sandals
To position the sandals simply loosen the knob under the footplate, select the position you require and re-fasten the knob. To position the user’s feet in the sandals secure the Velcro ankle and toe straps provided.
Adjusting the Tray
The tray can be height and angle adjusted by loosening the bolt (a) on the tray poles, adjusting to the required position and then re-tightening the bolts (a) securely. The position of the tray can also be altered in relation to the chest plate. One of three positions (b) can be selected to help facilitate good hand function. The tray will come complete with a tray cover and a bowl meaning that you can use the tray with a flat cover and use the bowl for play activities.
Attaching the Pelvic Band
The pelvic belt should be attached to the user first, again if practical on a mat. The pelvic straps are attached around the user’s pelvis the longer straps are then slipped through the outer poles of the frame and secured firmly behind the user with the Velcro on the belt. To ensure that you can easily identify the strap that goes around the user and the one that attaches to the frame, a Leckey label is sewn on to the one that goes around the frame.