The quadriplegic standing frame.

date: 1954 Apr;35(4):236-9
author: Willhite C.
publication: Arch Phys Med Rehabil.
PubMed ID:13149322
 

No abstract given

A new standing table

date: 1955 Jul-Aug;9(4):158-60; passim
author: Machek O.
publication: Am J Occup Ther.
PubMed ID:13238523
No abstract given

The Kim Self-Stander for wheelchair patients (a self-help device).

date: 1961 Aug;42:599-601
author: Kim K.
publication: Arch Phys Med Rehabil.
PubMed ID:13755981
No abstract given

The erect position as an aid in the care of the paraplegic: a useful mechanical aid.

date:1954 Jan;13(1):65-9.
author: Climo S.
publication:Plast Reconstru Surg.
PubMed ID:13120394
no abstract

MORTON, MN – The new EasyStand Zing Multi-Position Stander (MPS) is the only pediatric stander that allows a child to seamlessly go from the supine to the prone position without having to change, turn or flip pads, trays or foot plates. In one fluid motion, the child can be positioned between supine, upright and prone.

But the EasyStand Zing’s advantages aren’t limited to its groundbreaking frame design, it’s the options that further set it apart from all other pediatric standers. Leg abduction up to 30 degrees in each leg is possible, multi-adjustable tray is angle adjustable and swings away but still remains attached to the frame. Leg length discrepancies and hip and knee contractures are accommodated with multi-adjustable foot plates, independent adjustable calf pads and multi-adjustable knee pads.

The modular design of the EasyStand Zing helps ensure the correct stander is ordered for each child. Tool free adjustments make standing in the Zing easier, which often leads to increased standing program compliance. The Zing MPS size 1 has a terrific user range, fitting most children from infancy to 44” and up to 70 lbs.

Watch the EasyStand Zing product video or see more pictures of it in action.

 

MORTON, MN – Altimate Medical has named Dave Nesje Customer Service Manager. Nesje is a veteran of the customer service team and has been with the company for over 15 years. After starting his career at AMI in production he quickly transitioned into a customer service role. Nesje is taking over the department as long-time Customer Service Manager, Jenny Kodet, transitions into a new role within the company.
Altimate Medical has been manufacturing EasyStand® standing devices that improve the quality of life for kids and adults who use wheelchairs worldwide. For more information on EasyStand® standing frames, please contact Altimate Medical at 800-342-8968 or connect with EasyStand® via, Facebook, and Twitter.

EasyStand Management, Equity Partners Purchase Company from Invacare

MORTON, MN – The Altimate Medical, Inc. management team is happy to announce the purchase of Altimate Medical from Invacare Corporation. Management led the buyout with two equity partners, Rockwood Equity Partners and Granite Equity Partners. General Manager, Todd Tholkes, has been named President and CEO and all other Altimate executives will remain in place as owners and executives in their current roles.

Tholkes says, “We at Altimate Medical remain committed to working with our independent representatives and distributors and are excited about the prospects for the future.” Founded in 1987 and based in Morton, MN, Altimate Medical is a global leader in design and manufacture of standing technology for individuals with disabilities. Its EasyStand brand of standing devices is comprised of models, features and capabilities found in no other standing devices. Altimate holds a market leading position in the adult standing market and a growing presence in the pediatric market.

In the next phase of the company’s development and growth, Rockwood will place veteran executive Vince Nardy as the board Chair along with Joe Merrill, the Rockwood partner leading the investment. Pat Edeburn, Partner with Granite Equity, will join the company’s board alongside Todd Tholkes, the President and CEO of Altimate.

Rockwood Equity Partners and Granite Equity Partners have a long and successful history of investing together which extends back to their 2004 partnership in DeZURIK, Inc. Founded in 1999, Rockwood Equity Partners is a private investment firm with offices in Cleveland and New York City. Granite Equity Partners is a private investment firm based in St. Cloud, MN, that governs and grows companies in Greater Minnesota.

No service delays should be expected as a result of the sale and Altimate’s customers, suppliers, and distributors should expect nothing less than outstanding customer service and a seamless transition of ownership.

For more information visit www.easystand.com, www.rockwoodequity.com, www.graniteequity.com.

MORTON, MN – The new Bantam medium standing frame fills a gap in the marketplace for larger, more involved children. The medium is an addition to the current Bantam line; the only standers to feature the combination of sit to stand and supine. The Bantam medium fits individuals up to 200 pounds and has an approximate height range of 4’-5’6”.

The Bantam medium allows transfers to a seated or supine position, or any position in between. The Bantam’s new positioning controller effortlessly shifts between sit to stand and supine modes and the innovative “Neutral” setting allows infinite positioning between seated and supine. A manual hydraulic actuator or optional electric lift brings the child to a standing position. No other stander offers so many positioning possibilities.

Transferring larger children can be difficult and often requires two or more people. As a result, the child spends less time standing or the standing program is abandoned altogether. The option to transfer into a seated position or into supine with hip-knee flexion makes transfers safer and more manageable. The Bantam medium’s infinite positioning capabilities make long-term standing a reality for larger children.

Visit easystand.com to learn more about the new EasyStand Bantam Medium, options and pricing, view product pictures and video, and to see our full line of standing devices.

MORTON, MN – Altimate Medical, Inc. recently promoted Kyle Smith to Marketing Manager. Smith’s previous position with AMI was Marketing Specialist. Kyle has long been recognized for his excellent leadership skills and innovative thinking. As part of his new position, he will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies with the intent of increasing customer base. In doing so, he will lead overall brand management including all communications, media production, and online content. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations and a Masters of Arts Degree in Administration and Management from Minnesota State University. Smith’s held a previous position in Corporate Communications for Taylor Corporation in North Mankato, Minnesota. He also volunteers with the Southern Minnesota Autism Coalition’s “Walk do” for Autism awareness. For over twenty years, Altimate Medical has been providing EasyStand® standing devices that improve the quality of life for kids and adults who use wheelchairs worldwide. For more information on EasyStand® standing frames, please contact Altimate Medical at 800-342-8968 or connect with EasyStand® via, Facebook, and Twitter.

EasyStand StrapStand Offers Versatility and Custom Fit

Altimate Medical’s new Adjustable Sling Strap for the EasyStand StrapStand accommodates user’s unique needs and adjusts in length for a custom fit. The addition of this option allows clinicians, caregivers or end-users to choose between a solid or sling style strap.

The style of lifting strap on the EasyStand StrapStand is important because it lifts the user directly from their wheelchair and fully supports them while standing. The new sling style strap has an open, webbed design that helps adjust the user’s seating position easily and holds the body securely in place. The EasyStand StrapStand accommodates users from 5’-6’5” tall and up to 350 lbs.

For over twenty years, Altimate Medical has been providing EasyStand® standing technology that improves the quality of life for kids and adults who use wheelchairs worldwide. For more information on EasyStand standing frames, please contact Altimate Medical at 800-342-8968 or connect with EasyStand via YouTubeFacebook,Twitter, and Flickr.