Clinical setup for postural management
The clinical setup of the product should be completed by a technically and clinically competent person who has been trained in the use of the product. Leckey recommend a written record is maintained of all clinical setups for this product.
Setting the Angle
There is a choice of five different angle positions on the Pronestander. Depending on the user’s tolerance to standing, you can choose to position them anywhere from a very prone angle to almost upright. Once you have selected the desired angle, you can set up the rest of the pronestander to suit the user.
Adjusting the Height of the Chest Plate
You should firstly measure the distance from the user’s feet to just under their arms. This is best done were practical in a lying down position on a mat. The height between the top of the chest plate and sandals should be set to the equivalent of this distance. The height of the chest plate can then be altered by loosening the knobs on the side of the frame. Once loosened, this will allow the whole inner section (including chest plate, pelvic plate and knee plate) to move up and down. Once the required height is obtained, the knobs should be re-tightened securely.
Never attempt to adjust the height of the main frame when the stander is in use.
Adjusting the Knee Plate
The height of the knee plate is adjusted by loosening the bolts (a) on each side of the knee plate, sliding the knee plate into the required position and then re-tightening the bolts (a) securely.
Minor adjustments to the knee and pelvic plate may be made during use. Always use caution to ensure fingers do not become trapped when adjusting the knee plate.
Adjusting the Pelvic Plate
The height of the pelvic plate is set to the equivalent distance between the top of the user’s pelvis and their feet. The pelvic plate is adjusted by loosening the bolt, on each side of the plate and sliding the padded plate into the required position. Once the required position is obtained, the bolts, (a) should be re-tightened securely.
Adjusting the knee cups
The knee cups can be moved from left to right and each knee cup is fixed by a single bolt at the back of the knee plate. To adjust the knee cup loosen the bolt, position the knee cup as required, then re-tighten the bolt (a) securely.
Always use caution to ensure fingers do not become trapped when adjusting the knee cups.
Attaching the Pelvic Band
The pelvic band should be attached to the user first, again if practical on a mat. The pelvic straps are attached around the user’s pelvis and the longer straps are slipped through the D-Rings on the pelvic plate and secured firmly behind the user with 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.
Always secure the pelvic band and safety strap first then the chest strap and the users feet.