The Ex N’ Flex Pediatric model provides controlled movement for children from ages 3 to 8 years.
Utilizing the same Ex N’ Flex technology, the Passive Mode will move the legs in an orbital fashion similar to cycling.
Active Mode allows, the child to assist the motor by using their own muscles to help push the foot pedals.
The Ex N’ Flex Pediatric is specifically designed to provide daily range of motion for children with compromised or limited lower extremity ability. This daily range of motion, done consistently, will help maintain flexibility of muscles and tendons commensurate with bone growth. The predictable, rhythmic range of motion provides much needed patterning which can help develop strength and coordination required for walking. This small, compact easy to use corded control unit offers: 3 speeds, forward and reverse motion and auto safety shutoff.
Passive Mode Potential Benefits:
- Increases Muscle & Tendon Flexibility
- Increases Circulation
- Increases Bowel and Bladder Function
- Decreases Pain and Stiffness
- Decreases Spasticity and Spasms
- Increases Coordination
Active Mode Potential Benefits:
- Increases Strength and Endurance
- Increases Circulation
- Increased Joint Mobility
- Increased Coordination
- Decreased Edema
- Decreased Spasms
- Forward / Reverse
- 3 Speeds
- Cabled remote input
- Narrow Pedal Spacing
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Stroke Recovery
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Post Surgical
- Exercise for the Elderly
- Length – 18″
- Width – 14″
- Height – 7″
- Weight 15 lbs – 7Kgs
- Universal 110/220 VAC
- Output 12 V.D.C @ 4.5.amps
- Motor 12 volts
EX N’ FLEX EF-275 mini/Pediatric: IMPORTANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES
When introducing any new therapy or exercise it is imperative to begin slowly and progress gradually. Starting slowly and gradually progressing allows your body time to adapt to the different stresses being placed upon it. There is no upper limit to the amount of use one can achieve. The upper limit is established by each individual and is dependent on how each individual reacts to this therapy. It is very important to understand, if you increase the of amount time too quickly you open yourself to the possibility of having an overuse injury occur.
How many days a week should I do the Ex N’ Flex?
In most circumstances the Ex N’ Flex therapy can be done daily. However, some individuals find they may become too fatigued or experience increased muscle soreness when doing it every day. In this circumstance an every 2nd or 3rd day routine may be more comfortable, as well as more beneficial.
How much time should I start with on the Ex N’ Flex?
The recommended amount of time for the first week is 5 to 6 minutes per session. This time should be split between the forward and reverse directions. Some individuals will find they may not be able to achieve even 5 minutes. In this circumstance try to do as much time as feels comfortable. Once again try to split the time evenly between forward and reverse.
If after the first week everything is feeling comfortable, a gradual increase of 2 to 4 minutes is recommended. The same increase of 2 to 4 minutes is recommended each week thereafter as long as you are feeling comfortable with your routine.
What speed should I start with on the Ex N’ Flex?
The recommended starting speed is “low”. However, in cases of increased stiffness or spasticity sometimes it is necessary to begin in medium or high speed to get the legs moving.
*ATTENTION: IF YOU HAVE THE EX N’ FLEX IN HIGH SPEED AND IT WILL NOT MOVE YOUR LEGS THROUGH THE RANGE OF MOVEMENT, PHONE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO ATTAIN FURTHER METHODS OF PROGRESSING.
After starting in low speed you can begin to experiment with medium and high speed after 3 or 4 sessions.What direction should I start using?
It is recommended to use the Ex N’ Flex in both forward and reverse directions. The total amount of time should be split equally between each direction. Usually you will find the unit will work harder in the reverse direction as these muscles usually experience quicker degeneration.
How many sessions per day can I do the Ex N’ Flex?
It is recommended that you start with only 1 session per day to begin. You can work in to multiple sessions over time. Please consult your representative to get instructions regarding multiple sessions.
How far away from my chair should the Ex N’ Flex be placed?
Once again, the distance to set the machine away from your chair will vary with the type of chair from which you are working, as well as, with your leg length. The unit should be set a distance from the chair which allows the legs to extend almost fully.
IMPORTANT: THE KNEES SHOULD NOT FULLY EXTEND TO A LOCKED POSITION.
When should I try to work my muscles to override the motor?
During your first week of use it is recommended to use only the passive motion. This allows your body time to adjust and re-establish the movement patterns which may have been interrupted for an extended period of time. Once you have achieved a smooth orbital movement pattern, it is time to begin active work and attempt to go quicker than the machine or try to override the machine and push or pull with the rotation.
EF-275 Operating Instructions (PDF 2.5Mb)