Kerry McPhee, from Paisley and whose six-year-old son Ashton lives with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and global development delay, has talked up the health benefits of the Jenx Multistander – a three-in-one standing frame manufactured for children aged from nine months to 13 years – after a recommendation from the family’s Physiotherapist.
Kerry, who initially found the Multistander at an exhibition in Scotland, said:
“The Multistander has lots of incredible health benefits for Ashton, who spends most of his time sitting or lying down. As parents of a full-time wheelchair user, it’s amazing to see our son enjoy finally standing tall.
“Our physiotherapist recommended Jiraffe to us, and I was immediately impressed with their range of products and extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff.”
Ashton, who is non-verbal, uses a variety of assistive equipment day-to-day – with the Jenx Multistander providing support which enables him to stand for prolonged periods.
The Jenx Multistander is a three-in-one standing frame, designed to provide highly supportive standing in prone, supine or upright.
The Multistander has a wide variety of head, trunk, leg and foot support options so that it can be adjusted in order to provide support precisely where it is needed while also being comfortable – the open design ensures parents can easily monitor the positioning.
Multistander means a first for Kian!
Meet 3 year old Kian - he hasn't been able to stand for the last 6 months as his existing stander couldn't provide the correct and necessary support to enable this. His mum was desperate for him to be able to enjoy the benefits of standing, but his physio couldn't suggest any other changes they could make to the stander to facilitate this.
On his first assessment in the Multistander Kian managed to spend 40 mins virtually upright! This is the first time he has ever stood so upright and despite the grumpy face, there were no tears - which according to mum is a first!
This beautiful little girl is Grace. Grace has Rett’s Syndrome. Elizabeth, Grace’s mum, told us:
“Grace can’t stand on her own, so her Jenx standing frame is an important part of every day! It allows her to get up and spend time with her friends at their eye level. We know this makes her feel empowered and strong.”