Anterior Chest Pad Adjustment:The small knobs on each Anterior Chest Pad can be loosened to slide the pads closer to mid-line after adjusting the width of the Lateral Side Supports to fit the chest, then tightened securely. Buckle the straps together.
Upper Body Support: (If Needed) A child with diapegia or other physical disability might not need this additional support (if child is using a hand held support walker the KidWalk would allow for hands free exploration and interaction to their environment
The two choices for Upper Body Support is the Lateral Chest System which is for a user that needs trunk support or the Upper Body Soft Support Wrap (which might be more functional if child has some core strength, shown below)
Depth Adjustment:The knobs for the Anterior Pelvic Pads are located at the sides of the hip pad brackets.
Loosen the knob and slide the Anterior Pelvic Pad in or out to fit the depth of the child’s pelvis, then tighten the knob securely.
This should be adjusted only after the pelvis has been positioned upright against the back Sacral Pad.
Headrest: Just about any style headrest can be used with the KidWalk, just a matter of preference.Place the headrest to aid in supporting the head if needed. Loosen knob to adjust headrest height and forward or back positions. Tighten knob
The forward position allows for less spring and also for a heavier user.
Height adjustment:There are two knobs that affect height (on the newer models (on right) there is only one knob for adjustment, upper knob is removed and in a permanent position).
Loosen the knob directly behind the Upper Body Support to move it along the bracket without moving the headrest.
Loosen the large lower knob at the back of the unit on the mast to move the entire system, including the head support.
This is the same knob that is loosened to remove the entire Upper Body Support System. Secure knobs tightly so there’s no sliding of the trunk supports.
The Pelvic Support System is adjusted with the large knob on the right back side of the vertical post.
Loosen the knob to adjust the pelvic pads up or down at the hips, then tighten it securely.
NOTE: If the pelvic unit slips down, or rests on the seat, it will prevent the seat from swiveling and self-centering which will interfere with ambulation.
Check for seat swivel after making Pelvic Support System height adjustments.
NOTE: It is best to have the Anterior Pads as low as possible without blocking seat so the pads rest against the ASIS and not the stomach.
Seat Height Adjustment
Sacral Pad: This pad has some slight adjustments up/down and in/out. It is also where an Upper Body Soft Support Wrap could be used if a child needs more support.The bracket along with the pad could also be removed if it works best for the child.
Anterior Flip Pad Length Adjustment:
Brakes: Moving brakes after wheel placement was moved either forward or back
Move wheels by pressing on quick release button while pulling out on pin. Be sure to Maintain plastic washer(s) in same location between wheel and frame.
Upper Body Soft Support Wrap: This can be used if user has some core strength to support their upper body. It is made of a soft flexible material and has an adjustable Velcro closure.
Chest Depth Adjustment:Loosen the knob under each Lateral Side Supports and sliding the Anterior Chest Pads forwards or rearwards to fit the trunk depth.
Tighten knobs and check frequently to make certain the knobs have not loosened.
Swivel Seat:To achieve optimal benefit from the seat swivel, (particularly with extended longer seats) ensure that the rotation point of the seat is inline with the axis of the body.
This is adjusted by loosening the knobs at the side and underneath the bracket, moving the seat (normally forward) forward or rearward, then tightening the knobs.
Width Adjustment:An extended large knob on the back left side of the Pelvic Support Unit simultaneously moves the hip pads in or out depending on direction of rotation, assuring symmetry in pelvic placement.
Once the pads are in the correct position they are self locking.
To narrow the lateral hip pads, turn the knob to the left (counter-clockwise)
To widen the lateral hip pads, turn the knob to the right (clockwise)
Squeeze the large double handles on the outside of the mast together and the seat and positioning unit will incrementally move up. If weighted then either pull up on "T" handle or pull back on positioning mast to help.
Pull up on the “T” handle to relieve child's weight while pushing the large handle on the inside of the mast forward and down. Another option is to pull back on the positioning mast while pushing down on the large inside handle.
Adjusting brakes: If ever needed the brakes can be adjusted by loosening the 2 nuts slightly from the screws in picture using an Allen wrench and 1/2" wrench. Slide the caster brake assembly forward to the desired firmness, then re-tighten.
This forward position allows for less spring action, used for a heavier user.
To the right is a custom sized KidWalk with an additional support bracket, before you can adjust the tilt you must loosen both knobs on the mast first.
This back position allows for more spring action, used for a lighter weight user.
Width Adjustment:Loosen the two large rear knobs behind the Lateral Chest Pads.
Slide the Lateral Chest Pads to child’s chest width, keeping them equal distance from the ends of the bracket so the trunk does not lean.
Tighten the knobs.Adjust the Anterior Chest Pads so there is no gap.
Anti Tips:Adjust the anti-tips by loosening the knob and pressing button "A" and adjust to desired position.
Spring Tension Adjustment
A spring tension knob under the lower spring board, adjusts the amount of upwards movement or springiness in the KidWalk.
Lift the spring board and loosen the spring knob, slide it backwards towards the mast for more lift & springiness, which most users will benefit from & tighten it. For more stiffness and less spring, lift the spring board and loosen the knob sliding it forward and tighten when in desired location.
Between these two positions is a good starting point, it can be adjusted later.
Cruiser Wheels: Attaching the crusier wheels requires the removal of the anti-tips by loosening the knob and pressing button "A" while sliding the anti-tip bar out. Replace the cruiser wheels and tighten the knob. Remove the large wheels
Self-Centering Pelvic Support System:
Clockwise for back tilt, counter for forward tilt
The anterior pelvic support pads are adjustable to close the gap between the two pads.
Loosen the knobs on the front of the pads, then slide the pads together then tighten knobs.
The straps on the anterior pelvic pads must be fastened for safety purposes.
Seat Removal and Replacement:
If it is determined that a different seat style might benefit the user, then seat removal is easy. Loosen both knobs on seat bracket, remove the knob on top of the seat extension arm and pull seat off.
Note: Be sure to replace and tighten all seat knobs after attaching seat
Tilt / Pitch Adjustment
The tilt adjustment knob is located on the back frame of the KidWalk. Hold the mast handle and pull back to relieve weight of the child while turning the tilt knob.
Turn knob left (counter clockwise) for forward tilt, and turn knob right (clockwise) for rearward tilt.
To adjust tilt on a size II KidWalk, loosen the 2 knobs on the mast then turn the bottom knob clockwise for forward tilt, counter clockwise for rear tilt. Tighten knobs.
With a larger client it may be necessary to have someone help relieve the weight of the child by lifting the child and positioning unit up from the front.