The Up n’ Go in all size models has conveniently located handles that suit most users. These handles provide a comfortable, sometimes re-assuring place for the patient to rest their hands. They are not required to steer or otherwise use the device. But some users are most comfortable with a hand position that is based on their personal taste or need. For these users adjustable handles can be attached to the frame of the Up n’ Go in a wide range of positions and angles.
Soft Chest Support
The chest support can assist users with limited trunk control to maintain an upright posture. The chest support consists of a comfortable pad which attaches to the Up n’ Go with a couple straps connecting to adjustable handles (included). The straps can be adjusted to the patients height and can support the patient from going too far forwards or backwards.
The support pad is secured to the patient’s chest with an easy to adjust elastic strap. The elasticity of the strap allows unrestricted breathing while still providing the necessary support. For additional support two straps around the shoulders of the patient further reduce upper body rotation.
Scissoring Bars are rigid bars (approximately 27 inches in length) that can be attached to the lower front bar of the Up n’ Go gait trainer. The bars can be used singly or in combinations of up to four bars. The bars improve the ability of some users to maintain their leg positions underneath their trunk. Positioned between the legs the bars reduce the opportunity for a patient to scissor their legs while standing or walking. Positioned outside the leg(s) the bars reduce the opportunity for the patient’s leg(s) to splay outward. The angle at which the Scissoring Bar is mounted is adjustable so it can be positioned to align the patient’s legs from the ankle up to the knee.
Arm Support for Your Gait Trainer
Arm supports are rigid platforms that will support a patient’s arm if they lack adequate motor or neurological control of their arm. The supports can be mounted on either the left or right side of the Up n’ Go and are fully adjustable to achieve a comfortable arm position for the patient. An adjustable handle provides the patient with a convenient handhold. Velcro straps can be used to secure the patient’s arm to the support if required.
The arm support is specifically designed to NOT allow the patient to use it as a weight bearing surface (it is intentionally located too high to allow carrying significant weight with the patient’s arms). This is to keep the focus of therapy on improving strength and balance of the lower extremities. The arm supports do increase the sense of stability for some users but their primary function is to provide a comfortable place to rest a nonfunctional arm or hand.
Mobile Arm Support
This accessory has the same advantages and capabilities as the standard arm support with one major addition. This arm support can move up and down tracking the user’s gait during walking. This also allows the user to sit comfortably while attached to the arm supports, something that the standard arm supports prevent. The arm supports can be easily adjusted to a variety of angles and positions to fit the user’s needs.
The adjustable tray accessory can help users be more functional while using the Up n’ Go. This dynamic tray can be easily adjusted through a variety of positions and angles allowing it to function as a book stand, coffee table, and much more. The tray can be easily removed when not needed.
Front Wheel Swivel Lock
Some users have expressed an interest in larger wheels. Now the Up n’ Go can be purchased with six inch wheels instead of the standard four inch wheels. Large wheels allow the device to roll over some obstacles, thus making walking outdoors a breeze. Walking on carpet is also much easier with this option.
Over Treadmill Kit