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Product Care

Clinical Setup

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. Set the back height, seat depth and footplate height before placing the child in the seat. These can be fine tuned when the child is in the seat.

Seat depth
To adjust the seat depth simply loosen the knobs (A) on the underside of the seat and adjust to the depth required. Retighten the knobs securely. The position can be fine tuned with the child in the seat.

Backrest height

The overall height of the backrest can be adjusted by loosening the hand knob, then positioning to the required shoulder height of the user. Once in position the hand knob should be retightened securely. The position can be fine tuned with the child in the seat.

Pelvic harness and hip guides

To set the width of the hip guides loosen the hand knobs (A), adjust to the desired width and retighten. To adjust the depth of the harness, move the snap fastener (B) to either position. Adjust the support straps (C) to the required length. Ensure the buckle (D) connects securely in the middle. If using the seat outdoors and your child is wearing a coat, position the pelvic harness under the coat.

Pelvic harness spacer pads

The pelvic harness spacer pads can be used to reduce the width between the hip guides. To attach simply place spacer pads on the inside of the harness and secure with Velcro flaps on the outside as shown.

Sacral pad and lumbar support

There is a velcro panel provided in the lower part of the backrest cushion and on the sacral cushion to accommodate positional wedges/pads (B). These simple “C” shaped wedges are a very simple but effective means of providing sacral or lumbar support depending on the childs needs.

Lateral supports

Loosen the hand knob (A) to adjust the width, height and angle of the lateral supports and retighten when you have selected the desired position. If the lateral supports are attached with bolts instead of hand knobs. The can be adjusted with the multi-tool.

Backrest angle
The backrest can be angled by loosening the ratchet handle (A) on the backrest pivot lock, setting to the required angle and retighten the ratchet handle securely. Use the scale on the side of the tube to help select required angle.
Always ensure the back angle is secure to maintain the desired posture for the child. The back angle can be adjusted with the child in the seat.

Footplate height
To set the height of the footplate loosen the knob (B) on the back of the calf support tube and slide the footplate to the required height and retightening the lever. To set the correct height of the footplate measure the distance from the from the back of the child’s knee to the bottom of their heel. This can be set with the child in the seat.
Always ensure the footplate is secure before placing the child in the seat to prevent them from sliding down in the seat.

Shoulder Support Laterals  To change the angle of the shoulder support laterals, loosen the screws (A), adjust to the required angle and retighten.            


Chest harness
To change the width of the chest harness, lift the front cover, adjust the velcro straps to the desired width and replace the cover.

Trunk harness

Before placing the child in the seating system open the trunk harness on one side by detatching one shoulder strap (A), one side clip (B) and one pelvic harness buckle (C). When the child is in the seating system bring the trunk harness across the front and reattach by connecting into the side clip (B), the shoulder strap (A) and the pelvic harness buckle (C). All the harness straps are adjustable by lifting the cover (D), setting to the desired length and replacing the cover.
Always make sure harness straps (C) are secure to prevent rising up as this could present a choking hazard.

Footplate angle adjustment
To set the angle to accommodate plantarflexion or dorsiflexion, simply loosen or tighten the hand knob (A) to select the angle you require.

To position the sandals simply loosen the knob (B) 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. If sandals are not required Velcro straps are provided for foot positioning.

Contoured headsupport

To adjust the height, depth and angle of the contoured headrest, loosen the hand knobs (A) and when set to the desired position retighten the knobs.
Always use caution to ensure fingers do not become trapped in the slot when height adjusting the headrest.

Flat headrest with lateral supports

To adjust the height, depth and angle of the flat headrest, adjust using the hand levers (A). To adjust the width of the laterals loosen plastic knob (B), slide to desired position and tighten securely.

Tray adjustment

To height adjust the tray loosen knob (B), set to the required position and then retighten securely. To angle adjust the tray, loosen knob (C), set to the required angle and then retighten securely. Do not adjust the horizontal bars beyond the moulding, except when you are removing the tray.
Always use caution to ensure the childs hands or arms do not become trapped when inserting the tray.
Never use the tray to steer or push the chair. Always use caution to ensure that fingers do not become trapped in the slot when height adjusting the armrest. Do not place hot objects on the tray, greater than 40 degrees Celsius. Please note that the tray is for the use of the user only. Do not lean or place heavy objects on the tray greater than 8kgs (17.6lbs).

Grab rail adjustment

To set the height, sleeve the grab rail into the receiving brackets and secure the tube with plaxtic knob (F). To set the depth of the grab rail to suit the childs reach loosening knob (E) adjust to the required depth and then re-tighten.

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