Effective seating Balance through an active straddle position
The Equipoise Straddle Seat from SOS introduces an alternative approach to functional seating for children with complex postures.
Conventional seating adopts a 90 / 90 sitting posture which has basic intrinsic disadvantages for the severely disabled child when working to develop sitting balance.
Floor sitting or mobile version
The Equipoise is now available in 2 options:
- Floor sitting version to allow very young / small children to access
- Larger Mobile version for older children.
The Equipoise Straddle seat from SOS uses sitting posture based on the position adopted when riding a horse. The effect of reducing hip flexion automatically produces a lordosis and puts the extensor muscle groups at an advantage. This places the child in an enhanced position of balance and minimises the effect of sitting with a poor centre of gravity, common in conventional sitting posture.
Children with poor sitting balance can achieve a more stable position on the equipoise due to reduced flexion in the posture, improving seating balance and function.
Advice and Assessment
Each client is individually assessed to identify the specification of the equipoise so that all the component parts of the seat meet the requirements of the client sitting posture and needs.
Assessments are best done in the home environment or where the equipment is to be used to make sure that all aspects of how the equipment is to integrate are assessed.
For further advice regarding the Equipoise or any other SOS Specialised Seating products please contact our Customer Service Department.
- Mobile Tilt in space base
- Comfortable Moulded Foam Saddle Support
- Adjustable Foot Support
- Adjustable Tray with Anterior Support Pad
Accessories & Extras
The Equipoise Floor Sitter is now available with Detachable Base Pads. Available in multiples of 1 Inch, Base Pads allow the height of the seat to be easily adjusted up or down. Ideal for carers and therapists who would like to use the Equipoise with groups of children.
Adjustable Free Standing Tray
The Equipoise Freestanding Tray is height and angle adjustable, providing a stable surface for play time and work time. Available with or without Soft Tray Liner (pictured).
Colours and Materials
We offer a wide range of colours, materials and patterns on our seating products.
The Equipoise is available with a metalic silver frame and two tone colours. Equipoise has just been re-designed, please contact us for colour availability
For the full range of colours please follow the link below: