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.

  • The proper fit in the KidWalk is very important to obtain all of the benefits of this Gait trainer. The child can be in the unit during all of the adjustments.

  • It is best to make sure the hip and (if used) the trunk pads are in wide adjustment. It's much easier to transfer the child into the unit this way instead of having the child not fit into the unit on the first try.

  • All of the adjustments made to the unit like the seat height, pelvic pad height, forward or rearward pitch of the mast is simple.

  • You could look at the videos under the "How To's"  under set-up videos or adjustments tab.

  • Under the Patent Features Button under Accessories you will see an explanation of and use of the various accessories.

  • One very important accessory to the KidWalk are the Dynamic Leg Wraps, these assist with children that have developed hip and knee flexion contractures from sitting for long periods of time.

Proper Fit

What size is appropriate for the child in question?

  • The KidWalk size 1 is appropriate for children from the age of one to approximately seven years old depending on their growth pattern. It is important not to get a larger size that overwhelms them and is not possible to fit the child properly for the best desired functionality.
  • The seat height is adjustable from 9" to 22" and weight limit is 65 lbs.

  • The KidWalk size 2 is appropriate from ages five and up, this all depends on their height and weight which for this size is a seat height of 15" to 28" and a maximum weight of 90 lbs.

  • Prime Engineering the manufacturer of the KidWalk will work with you if you need a custom sized unit.                                                       Please visit www.primeengineering.com for more information

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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.