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Clinical Setup

Clinical Set up for Postural Management

This  page shows how to make some adjustments to the KIT.  Some are the types of adjustments which are only done when the seating system is first set up for the client, or if the client's clinical needs have changed. Leckey recommend that these adjustments are only carried out by a clinically trained person, as these settings are fundamental to the clinical care and comfort of the client.

This page also includes the types of adjustments that may need to be done every day. Even though they do not involve clinical set up of the KIT, Leckey still recommend that parents and carers should be shown how to make these frequent adjustments by a technically and clinically competent person who has been trained in the use of the product.

Leckey recommend a written record is kept of all clinical set ups for this product. Leckey recommend that a full supine lying and unsupported sitting assessment is carried out prior to setting up the product.

Set the height and angle of each backrest section (A), the seat depth (B) and the foot support height (C) before placing the user in the seat. These can be fine tuned when the user is in the seat.

Backrest Angle

To change the angle loosen the screw (A) at the bottom of the backrest spine, adjust to the required position and retighten the screw securely. The backrest angle can be adjusted with the user in the seat.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Hold the backrest spine with one hand while you adjust the back angle.

Backrest Height
To adjust the overall height of the backrest loosen the screw (A), adjust the shoulder section to the required position and retighten the screw securely. The height can be fine tuned with the user in the seat.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Use caution when adjusting to minimum setting as fingers could become trapped between moving and static parts.


Pelvic Cradle

When setting up the Pelvic Cradle for the first time with the client in it, the Pelvic Cradle should be flat and open before the user is placed into the Kit Seating System. All four side and back buckles should be already  attached to the seat. When the client is placed in the seat, first fasten the buckle (A) at the front of the Pelvic Cradle. Then fasten the Velcro (B) at the sides to fit the Pelvic Cradle to the user. Then adjust the front and rear straps (C) and (D) to secure to position the user’s pelvis. After initial set up, only the front buckle (A) needs to be released when the user is transferred in or out of the KIT Seating System. Once a week, check that the Pelvic Cradle has not become slack.


Gluteal ramp

If a gluteal ramp (A) is required, it can be attached by Velcro to the front of the Pelvic Cradle before the user is placed into the seat.


Sacral Support

The sacral support can be adjusted in a number of ways - height, depth and angle. To adjust the height or the depth, remove the  spine upholstery shroud and loosen the two screws (A) on either side of the bracket. Move the sacral support to the required position, height and depth. Retighten the screws and replace the spine upholstery shroud. To adjust the angle of the sacral support, loosen both the screws (B) on the ball and socket joint. Position the support at the required angle. Retighten the screws.


Hip Laterals

The hip laterals can be width and angle adjusted to suit the user’s requirements. Loosen the screws (A) at the back of the sacral support. Move the hip laterals to required position. Ideally the hip laterals should always be rotated so they rest on top of the seat cushion even if the backrest or sacral support is angled. Once the hip laterals are in position, retighten the screws securely. The laterals can also be angled to help support abduction, adduction or windsweeping. To adjust the angle of the hip laterals loosen the screw (B) on the hinge of the hip lateral. Adjust to the required angle. Retighten the screw. The pads can also be adjusted in depth and a small degree of rotation by loosening the screws (C) on the pad, sliding it to the required position and retightening the screws.


Contoured Sacral Support

The contoured sacral support can be adjusted in a number of ways - height, depth and angle. To adjust the height or the depth, remove the spine upholstery shroud and loosen the two screws (A) on either side of the bracket. Move the sacral support to the required position. Retighten the screws and replace the spine upholstery shroud. To adjust the angle of the sacral support, loosen both the screws (B) on the ball and socket joint. Position the support at the required angle. Retighten the screws. The lateral supports can be angle adjusted to contour the pad and provide lateral pelvic support. To angle, loosen screw C, set to required angle and retighten securely.


Thoracic Support

The thoracic support can be adjusted in a number of ways: height, lateral position and angle. To adjust the height, remove the spine upholstery shroud, loosen the two screws (A) on either side of the mounting bracket, slide to the required position and then retighten the screws securely. To adjust the thoracic support laterally or in angle, loosen both the screws (B) on the ball and socket joint, position the support at the required angle or lateral position and then retighten the screws securely.


Standard and Complex Thoracic Laterals

The standard and complex laterals, horizontal and vertical options can be used in whatever combination is most suited to the user’s requirements. It is possible to attach more than one lateral to the same side of the thoracic support if required. To adjust the height, width or angle of these laterals, loosen the screw (A) on the lateral mounting. Position the lateral at the required height, width and angle. Retighten the screw. The complex laterals can also be angled to allow the pad to contour to the user’s shape. To adjust loosen the screw (B) at the centre of the pad, angle the pad to the required position and retighten the screw. All of the laterals can be flipped away to aid transfer, by pulling the pin (C) at the back and rotating the support out of the way.

Angle Adjustable Thoracic Laterals
To adjust the angle of the laterals, loosen the screws (A) at the hinges. Contour the laterals to the required angle. Retighten the screws. The laterals have a small degree of depth and rotational adjustment for more proximal positioning. Loosen screws (B) adjust the pad and retighten the screws securely.

Shoulder Support
The shoulder support can be adjusted in a number of ways – height, depth and angle. To adjust the height or the depth, remove the spine upholstery shroud, loosen the two screws (A) on either side of the mounting bracket. Move the shoulder support to the required position. Retighten the screws and replace the spine upholstery shroud. If further height adjustment is required, please refer to the section on Backrest Height. The Size 2 shoulder support can also be attached to the Size 1 seat to further increase the backrest height. To adjust the angle of the whole shoulder support, loosen both the screws (B) on the ball and socket joint. Position the support at the required angle. Retighten the screws. To adjust the angle of the wings of the shoulder support, loosen both the screws (C) at the hinges. Contour the shoulder support to the required shape. Retighten the screws.

Headrest
To adjust the height of the headrest, loosen the screw (A) at the top of the backrest spine. Position the headrest to the required height to suit the user’s head position. Retighten the screw.

To position the headrest, loosen one or both of the plastic handles (B) at the hinges of the headrest mounting. Position the headrest as required. Retighten the screws.

To angle or rotate the head support, loosen screws (C), set to required position and retighten securely. To change the profile of the Profiling Contoured Headrest, remove the cover, loosen the screws (D), set to the required position and retighten screws. Fit the cover again.

To adjust the position of the lateral headrest loosen screw (E), position as required and retighten the screw.

 

 

 

 

 

Seat Base Depth
To adjust the seat base depth, loosen the nuts (A) underneath the upper leg supports with a spanner. Move the upper leg support in or out to the required position and retighten the nuts securely. It is possible to upgrade the Size 1 seat base to achieve the same seat depth size as the Size 2 seat.

Seat base – Upper Leg Support Angle for Windsweeping, Abduction or Adduction
To adjust the upper leg support angle loosen the nuts (A) underneath the upper leg supports, adjust to the required angle and then retighten the nuts securely.


Femoral Gables
Large and small femoral gables may be used in any combination to suit the user’s requirements,  or they may be removed altogether. To adjust the angle or width of the femoral gables, loosen the screws (A) and position as required. Retightn the screws. There are two screws per femoral gable.

Foot support: height                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               To raise or lower the height of the foot support, loosen the screw (A) adjust to the required position and retighten the screw securely.

Calf Support
To adjust the calf support angle, loosen the screw (A) at the top of the calf support, move front or back to the required angle, then retighten screw.

Foot support: size                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To change the size of the foot supports to accommodate different shoe sizes, loosen the screws (A) at the toes of the foot supports. Adjust the foot support to the required size. Retighten the screws. Note: A 5mm tool is required.

Foot support: angle
To change the angle of the complex foot supports, loosen the three screws (A) on the ball and socket joint on the underside of the foot support. Change the angle to suit the user’s requirements. Retighten the screws. Note: A 5mm tool is required. To flip away the complex or basic foot supports, pull out the pin (B) at the back of the sandals and rotate it through 90°. Holding your thumb on C, slide the foot support outwards, away from the centre line, then flip up. The foot support locks in the vertical position.


Armrest

To adjust the armrest height, loosen the knob (A), adjust to the required height and retighten the knob. To adjust the angle pull the pin (B) out and rotate the armrest to the required position, then release the pin ensuring the pin is securely located in one of the holes. Armrest pads can be moved forwards or backwards by removing screws (C), repositioning the armrest pad and reattaching securely in position with the screws.

Tilt in Space
The tilt in space can be angled when the user is in the seat. Before you adjust the tilt in space angle of the seat always ensure that the Pelvic Cradle is secured, preventing the user from sliding forwards in the seat. To adjust the tilt angle, pull the lever on the push handles, tilt the seat to the required angle and remove your hand from the lever. Always hold push handles securely before using the tilt in space lever.


Hi-low Chassis – Height Adjustment

You can carry out this adjustment with the user in the chair. If your chassis has the foot pedal locking pin (A), disengage it first. To unlock, pull the pin out and rotate through 90 degrees. To adjust the height of the hydraulic Hi-low chassis press the foot lever (B) at the rear of the chassis. Once you remove your foot from the pedal, the seat will be fixed at this height. To lower the height place foot under the pedal and lift up, the seat height will gradually lower. For safety always engage the pull pin (A) after adjustment, if applicable. To adjust the height of the powered base, use the buttons on the handset. Before the product is used for the first time, it is recommended that the battery is fully charged for 12 hours. To do this, plug the adaptor into the mains socket and attach the lead to the battery. Switch on the mains power supply. When charged, switch off the mains power supply, remove the adaptor plug and disconnect the lead from the battery. The battery charge should be topped up each day until the green light on the charge is illuminated. The chair can be adjusted while attached to the mains. Ensure that the product and user are away from surrounding furnishings when adjusting the height to prevent possible collisions and injury to the user or damage to the product.