Meerkat

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$1,809.00

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Meerkat

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R82

Base Price

$1,809.00

The R82 Meerkat is a simple upright standing frame with a big difference. It comes standard with an innovative Rocker Base to help develop dynamic postural control! The Rocker Base can be added to the base plate as desired to allow the child to move forwards and back in a rocking motion.

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Please speak with your healthcare provider and schedule an in-person consultation before purchasing this product, to evaluate whether it is truly the best option for you.

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TadPole Adaptive
They are a family run, disabled-owned, small business based in San Diego.
US$ 872.10
Rehab Mart
The mission is to empower, educate, and carefully select products that promote independence, improve function, and make an innovative impact on the lives of persons using the products. The entire Rehabmart team is committed to becoming the e-commerce marketplace distribution leader of medical supplies & rehabilitation technologies. Their strive to connect our customers with products that often become "Tools for the Job of Living", the tag line for our company. They are accomplishing our mission through superior customer service, competitive pricing, and exceptional product offerings.
US$ 872.10
Adaptive Mall
Adaptivemall.com help families find the best equipment to support their children at their highest functioning level. They have created an experience for you that makes equipment selection a positive one. Their primary goal is to empower you with resources that allow you and your child’s primary caregivers to make the best decisions to meet your child’s unique needs.
CA$ 1,809.00
Etac
Etac is a world-leading developer and provider of ergonomic assistive devices and patient handling equipment.
Price Not Available
Prime Engineering
Through the years, Prime Engineering has steadily grown as the innovative designer of Standing Systems by listening to clients, parents and healthcare professionals, while staying altruistic to our goal, “Standing you the way nature intended.”
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AliMed
AliMed is always innovating to deliver healthcare providers and distributors from hospital to home, flexible supply chain solutions, superior service, and value-based medical products that enhance the safety and productivity of the healthcare community.
CA$ 2,986.73
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Full Description

The R82 Meerkat is a simple upright standing frame with a big difference. It comes standard with an innovative Rocker Base to help develop dynamic postural control! The Rocker Base can be added to the base plate as desired to allow the child to move forwards and back in a rocking motion. It is very easy to mount under the base plate and can be mounted while the child is in the standing frame. The Meerkat design is straight forward and intuitive, making it user friendly for both the child and the caregiver. Postural support for knees, pelvis and chest are easy to adjust using a ratchet system that offers quick and secure adjustments in small increments without tools. Growth and changes in the user’s ability are easily accommodated because the modular components can be adjusted, added and removed so quickly. This also makes the Meerkat a great piece of equipment for multi-user environments. The Meerkat can be configured to offer support in front of or behind the user (anterior or posterior). It comes in 3 sizes and is appropriate for children from approximately 12 months old through approximately 18 years old. Maximum user weight is 198 pounds (90 kg) and maximum overall height is approximately 71” (180 cm). Users require at least fair head control and developing trunk control as available structural support ends at mid-chest/ just under axilla (armpit) with optional chest support. The low entrance height of the Meerkat ensures safe, easy transfers.

From a therapeutic stand point, the Meerkat effectively bridges the gap between static standers and gait trainers. It is a piece of equipment that can provide functional strengthening strategies for core muscles in a dynamic context. With the lower half of the body well aligned and stable, the child’s upper body freedom of movement is encouraged in the playful manner of rocking. It’s fun to rock! Dynamic core strengthening activities like this are foundational in physical therapy programs. Functional use of the body in upright positions in directly dependent on core stability. To build core strength and endurance children require frequent opportunities to challenge and strengthen the muscles of their trunk. Rocking also provides a soothing sensory experience while offering vestibular input that helps the nervous system to mature and improves a child’s balance and equilibrium reactions.

Proper pelvic positioning is the cornerstone in upright postures. The Pelvic Support attaches to the telescoping column and is adjustable for height and width. It has a Velcro closure and a strap with a side release buckle. The Pelvic Support also has a ratchet system that offers quick and secure adjustments in small increments using one hand, ideal for controlling pelvic rotation.

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