What is proper tilting angle?
Depends on the activity:
If stationary like in front of a work or play area, by tilting the user back it helps with a better upright alignment.
If moving about, then either a straight or slightly forward tilt works best; it's better not to go too far of a forward tilt because you want your child to look ahead and not towards the floor.
Fitting the Lateral Chest System
The chest pads should be adjusted to the proper height considering the child's core strength.
The height might need to be raised up to axilla (underarm) without putting to much upward pressure so arms are freely moving about.
The chest pad can be lowered as child 's core becomes stronger.
How high should the seat be raised?
The seats height all depends on the child's ability to weight-bearing.
At first it might be helpful to raise the seat so the child is not fully weight-bearing and slowly move seat lower as their ability to weight-bear improves.
What size is appropriate for the child in question?
A child with athetoid CP uses an extended seat, a mid-line headrest and leg wraps for
positioning in the KidWalk.
Fitting the Pelvic Support System
The Pelvic Support System supports the pelvis and is positioned above the seat. It adjusts in width, height and depth for best functionality.
The Pelvic Support System must be snug at the pelvis, preferably just below the Anterior Superior Iliac Spine (hip bones) to allow the child to efficiently move and rotate the body to turn the KidWalk during ambulation. It also allows the sway and bounce mechanism to work efficiently.
NOTE: If the pelvic pads are not positioned optimally in front of the pelvis or become loose, the child may begin to slide towards the end of the seat and will not be in a position to maneuver the KidWalk properly.