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R82 Meerkat

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Sale Price $1,809.00 Regular Price $2,010.00
 
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Sale Price $872.00 Regular Price $969.00
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Sale Price $364.00 Regular Price $405.00
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Sale Price $380.00 Regular Price $423.00
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Sale Price $191.00 Regular Price $213.00
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As long as the equipment is returned in new, re-saleable condition, within 30 days of the Return Authorization we will refund your original purchase cost without any re-stock fee!

**For the health and welfare of others, we regret that we cannot allow toileting or bathing/shower product returns because of sanitary and personal hygiene reasons. Some manufacturers will not permit returns on certain products. Please check with Customer Service if you have any questions.

There are certain things you must do in the event of a return.

1) Keep your original carton and packing materials for safe transport! Please carefully repack the items in their original packaging so they are secure and tight inside the box. Utilize any plastic bags that came with your order - they protect items from vibration during shipping. 

2) Contact us within 30 days of the receipt of the products. Email us or call us for return instructions and a Return Authorization number.

You must have a Return Authorization number to ensure that your return is processed.
 

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If the item cannot be made re-sellable you have the option of:

1. Paying to have the item delivered back to you.
2. Adjustment to credit for a 25% Disposal Fee. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to either email us at info@adaptivemall.com or call us at 1-800-371-2778 or 1-315-429-7112 to reach Customer Service. We are here to help!

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Product 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.

Available in 4 sizes:

  • Small: Circumference Measurement 17¾”- 23½” (45-60cm)
  • Medium: Circumference Measurement 23½”-27½” (60-70cm)
  • Large: Circumference Measurement 27½”- 35½” (70-90cm)
  • X-Large: Circumference Measurement 37½”- 43½” (95-110cm)

Knee Supports are adjustable in width, height and depth. Easy circumferential adjustments can be made with the rachet system.

Available in 3 sizes:

  • Size Small: Circumference Measurement 7½”- 10” (18.9-25.1cm) Knee Width 2¼” (5.7cm)
  • Size Medium: Circumference Measurement 10”-11½” (25.1-29cm) Knee Width 3¼” (8.3cm)
  • Size Large: Circumference Measurement 11½”-15¼” (29-39cm) Knee Width 4” (10.2cm)

Sandals can be adjusted using an allen key at the back of the sandal. Sandals can be adjusted with child in the standing frame. Sandals offer support and ensure proper positioning of the feet.

  • Size Small for Size 1 Plate: Heel width: 2¼”-3” (5.7- 7.6cm); Forefoot width: 3¾”- 4¼” (9.5-10.8cm)
  • Size Medium for Size 2 Plate: Heel width: 2½”-3¼” (6.4-8.3cm); Forefoot width: 4”-5¾” (10.2-14.6cm)
  • Size Large for Size 2 Plate: Heel width: 3¼”-3¾” (8.3-9.5cm); Forefoot width: 4¾”- 6½” (12.1- 16.5cm)

The optional Chest 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 Chest Support also has a ratchet system that offers quick and secure adjustments in small increments using one hand, ideal for controlling trunk rotation.

Available in 4 sizes:

  • Size Small: Circumference Measurement 17¾”- 23½” (45-60cm)
  • Size Medium: Circumference Measurement 23½”-27½” (60-70cm)
  • Size Large: Circumference Measurement 27½”- 35½” (70-90cm)
  • Size X-Large: Circumference Measurement 37½”- 43½” (95-110cm)

The R82 Meerkat is the perfect solution to work towards many pre-ambulatory and ambulatory therapeutic goals!

Is this Product Right for You?

  • An Upright, Vertical Stander with option to use the Standard Rocker Base
  • Innovative design offers a great opportunity for core strengthening and vestibular input
  • Appropriate for children approximately 12 months old through approximately 18 years old
  • Appropriate for children with at least fair head control and emerging trunk control
  • Maximum user height 71” (180 cm); weight 198 lbs (90 kg)
  • Questions? Our therapists can help you with a proper fit… to start please click SIZING HELP and complete a simple form, or call us toll free at (800) 371-2778
Features

Standard Features include:

  • Base Plate with 4 Locking Castors
  • Telescoping column for Attachment of Support Pads
  • Rocker Base and Handle
  • Adjustment Tool with Storage on Column
  • Pelvic Support
  • Knee Supports
  • Sandals
  • Optional Chest Support
Size Chart
R82 Meerkat Stander
Technical Specifications
Size 1
Size 2
Size 3
Effective Width (A) of Meerkat
20¾" (52.5cm)
30¾" (78cm)
30¾" (78cm)
Effective Length (B) of Meerkat
25¼" (64cm)
33¾" (86cm)
33¾" (86cm)
Effective Height (C) of Meerkat
14¾"-29½"
(37.5-75cm)
19¾"-39½"
(50-100cm)
25½"-51¼"
(65-130cm)
Approximate Age of User
1-4 Years
4-10 Years
6-18 Years
Max. User Weight
44 lbs (20kg)
143 lbs (65kg)
198½ lbs (90kg)
Approximate Total Height of User
27½"-41¼"
(70-105cm)
37½"-53¼"
(95-135cm)
46"-70¾"
(117-180cm)
Weight of Meerkat
without accessories added
19¾ lbs
(9 kg)
33¾ lbs
(15.3 kg)
34¾ lbs
(15.8 kg)
Videos

R82 Meerkat: Adding and Removing the Rocker


R82 Meerkat: Poppi's development through dynamic standing


R82 Meerkat: Anterior and posterior

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