Flexx Junior – Pediatric Manual Wheelchair
it’s amazing how children grow up so
unfortunately their wheelchair doesn’t
the flex jr. is a pediatric wheelchair
that grows with the child the seat width
is able to be adjusted from 10 to 14
inches providing optimum body support
for your child
there is also an 11 to 15 inch
adjustment on the seat depth to provide
great support for the lake and to help
the child to maintain perfect posture a
proper seat height allows your child to
move in and out of the wheelchair with
minimum support from the caregiver the
seat to back angle can be adjusted from
negative 4 to 16 degrees the standard
tension adjustable backrest can be
further adjusted to your child’s needs
knowing that children function at
different physical activity levels the
flex jr. has 20 different rear wheel
axle positions to choose from offering
maximum propelling efficiency to every
child detachable swing-away footrest
allows for easy transfer and attaches
with no tools required the flip back
feature makes it easy to get on and off
the wheelchair or roll closer to a table
the flex jr. can be easily disassembled
for transportation without the rear
wheel and foot rests it weighs only 8.6 kg
the height-adjustable push handle is
attended friendly and can be set
according to the attendants prep it is
treated with aegis microbe ship to
antimicrobial upholstery inhibits
bacterial and fungal flex jr. is a
pediatric wheelchair that fits every
- The Medline Excel Pediatric Wheelchair is a great option for kids and children
- Telescoping handles adjust up or down for caregiver comfort
- Arm Style: Swing Back Desk Length Removable | Leg Style: Detachable Elevating Leg rest
- Durable and easy to clean vinyl upholstery. Latex free
- Seat Dimensions: 14" W x 12" D | Weight Capacity: 250 lbs | Weight without Leg rests: 25 lbs
Pediatric Wheelchair Review
Pediatric wheelchairs are normally much smaller than adult wheelchairs but come with the same adjustable, folding, tilting, and reclining models as other adult models.
Pediatric patients of all ages usually benefit greatly from the wider range of choices available to them and most children who need wheelchairs also benefit similarly to adults. However, for those with limited mobility there are special considerations when buying a wheelchair such as being able to fold it when not in use and the choice of a lightweight or a more heavy-duty model that will withstand the weight of an infant.
Standard chairs come with many different styles and features including recline, tilt and height options. The advantage to a standard wheelchair is that they are universal, meaning that a child can fit into any seat.
A recline option helps to prevent the child from rolling onto their back, especially if they are older. Some chairs offer a tilt lever which can be used in conjunction with a recline setting to help balance and stabilize the child. These options are particularly important if the child has to stand up and walk around in the seat as it can help to keep the child’s legs in a straight line. Some manufacturers, such as the Kjellberg Pedic Wheelchair Co., offer their own seat swivel systems as well.
Some features that are not present on regular wheelchairs are built into some pediatric models. For example, some feature a foot rest which helps to reduce the risk of injuring the feet while the chair is in use, or the ability to adjust the chair’s arm rests.
If the child requires a wheelchair because they are suffering from severe disabilities such as cerebral palsy and a lack of coordination, they may be eligible for a wheelchair and scooter rental service through their school. This service is usually offered for a low cost as long as the parent is able to show proof of insurance and the need for the chair. There may also be other types of programs that are designed specifically for children with special needs. In these cases it is necessary for the parent to show a medical certificate from their doctor showing that they have had regular treatments for their physical condition and will require a new wheelchair.
Dr. Jacob Rispler / Dr. Dave Miles. Last update on 2021-01-27 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Community Clinic Association team earns from qualifying purchases.