EASE OF USE
Intuitive and logical adjustments make adaptations exceptionally easy. Finalizing adjustments can be made while client on board. Only one tool (included with the product) needed for the setup and daily adjustment. Tool free option available for daily adjustments. The base folds for compact storage and transport.
Supine, Abduction, Prone and upright standing with one product (4-in-1). Advanced leg and foot positioning to meet the most demanding needs. 90° stepless tilt function, manual or powered.
Individually adjustable components adapt to very specific needs. Bilateral and stepless adjustments to quarentee precision. Interchangeable modules secures the optimal fit. Unique functionality for the more demanding needs.
Why use the Ella?
Benefits for the client
Standing is an important part of physical therapy and an essential step in a child’s development. The Ella standing frame adapts easily into the most demanding needs related to standing.
Assisted standing programs are employed as part of the postural management approach for children through to adults who are unable to independently maintain well aligned standing or who have limited mobility in the upright position.
With the Ella, everyday standing training is simple and easy. Increasing muscle tone, stretching the muscles, strengthening the bones and ligaments, while preventing postural disorders can be done effortlessly with the Ella.
The client benefits from the versatile functionality in a way that only few products can match. Setup process is fast and simple. With the initial adjustment to measures done, the finalizing adjustments can be done while the client is in the stander. Standing height is close to what it would be naturally, making interaction with peers easier.
The comfortable supports, functional versatility and ease of use provide facility to the everyday life of families of children with disabilities.
Benefits for the therapist
ELLA Stander with its superior functionality offers therapist more choices for client treatment. Once the clients body measures and clinical needs are recognized, the Ella is easily adapted to that size and to those specific needs, while still also saving time and effort.
Supine, Abduction, Prone and Upright standing (4-in-1) is possible with same product and together with advanced leg and foot positioning the ELLA Stander is designed to meet also the most demanding needs of the individual clients.
Interchangeable and individually adjustable modules secures the optimal fit of the ELLA Standard and precision is achieved through bilateral and stepless adjustments. Unique rotational supports available for pelvic and thoracic trunk are designed to support standing posture in case of scoliosis, lordisi and kyphosis.
Only one tool required for setup and daily adjustments, but also completely Tool free version is available upon request. ELLA Stander tilt is available either with manual or powered version.
Features & Functionalities
We can use the Ella with the range of posterior supports to allow the supine positions, useful for low tone, where poor head or trunk control is a problem, encouraging the learning of a more stable standing position, encouraging a more upright position as tolerance allows and improves.
We can use the Ella with the range of anterior supports to achieve an active and dynamic position when in prone. Research demonstrates that when positioned either in an upright close to neutral position or tilted moderately in to a prone angle we can maximise the benefits to spinal extension, create benefits for increasing bone density and growth, as well as providing an optimal position to allow a stretch of the muscle mass, and play a part in preventing contractures. Functional implications and participation is also maximised, allowing interaction in multiple environments, home, classroom, and otherwise, facilitating occupation in the prone position.
Ella tilt can be adjusted to fully vertical position allowing the Ella to be used to support an upright standing posture when needed. Modularity of the Ella allows you to order Ella with only the needed modules or to take off the unnecessary modules from the stander you have leaving ony the modules needed to support the client in upright standing. What you need is up to you.
When there is a need for greater abduction, either in prone or supine position, you can choose the Ella as 4-in-1 version. With the 4-in-1 version the available abduction angles are over 18° per side, reaching more than 60° combined abduction angles and starting from 0°.
The 4-in-1 version is particularly useful in clinics and schools where multiple users are using the same product in their standing training. Ella 4-in-1 reduces the need of separate devices for supine, prone, abduction and upright standing when all you need is one product; the Ella.
Unique rotational supports available for pelvic and thoracic trunk areas are designed to support standing posture for example in cases of scoliosis, lordisis and kyphosis. Ability to rotate the support and set the support to where it is needed eliminates the need of adding foam pads, wedges or extra pillows. Simultaneously the rotation helps to remove the possible pressure points created by client leaning against edges of supports.
Interchangeable and individually adjustable modules secures the optimal fit of the ELLA Stander. Every module, in any size, can be combined with any size of Ella Stander creating an optimally fitting stander for each individual client.
Wide gowth range
Smallest user being 60 cm in height, tallest user being 180 cm in height and including any height in between. Ella Stander is a choice covering the growth of a client from the childhood to the steps of adulthood.
As added value all the sizes are operated and adjusted similarly, all functions are stepless and bilateral, all sizes has same functionalities and all the accessories are available to every size stander. All sizes grow without additional components and all adjustments are visible allowing the client remain standing while finalizing the adjustments. All this is designed to quarentee the precision, precise fit and continuity of training throughout the growth of the client.
Lower leg adjustments
Ella Stander offers a wide selection of lower leg and foot adjustments as standard. The standard adjustments include: Leg abduction, knee flexion, foot width & depth, foot abduction & adduction, foot plantar- & dorsiflexion and also foot pronation & supination. All stepless and bilateral naturally.
Every size of Ella Stander is possible to get with power assisted tilt mechanism. This quarentees the speed of inclination to be similar independent to person operating the tilt. A tilt angle indicator is available as an accessory for both manual and powered tilt mechanisms.
Cushions & Fabric
Ella Stander cushions are comfortable and removable 30 mm thick foam cushions.
Upholsteries are available in various colors in two fabric types: Aqua Stirata and Dartex Performance, out of which Dartex is washable in washing machine even in 70°C temperature.
Insert just six body measures of client, tick a box or two and get the Ella Stander configuration matching to your client.
Interactive tool developed by Timo during the Covid-19 has proven to increase precision and helping to configurate the stander also after pandemic.
The Ella is available in five different sizes for a wide range of users.
The smallest size is for children of the age of approximately six months through to four years, with a height range of 60 – 95 cm and a maximum weight of 30 kg.
For children from three years to seven years of age, size 2 provides a height range of 90 – 130 cm and a maximum user weight of 40 kg.
Going forward to the larger stander, size 3 stretches from 120 to 155 cm and carries a 55 kg user.
The largest one, size 4, grows from 130 to 180 cm in user length and supports a maximum weight of 80 kg. Size 4 is always equipped with a powered actuator tilt, in order to maintain the balanced operation.
The right size stander for a individual user is a result of user weight and height. The given age ranges are for guidance purposes only.
|Size 1||Size 2 and 2+||Size 3||Size 4|
|Age||0 – 4 yrs||3 – 7 yrs||6 – 12 yrs||1 – 18+ yrs|
|Height||60 – 95 cm||90 – 130 cm||120 – 155 cm||130 – 180 cm|
|Max weight||30 kg||40 kg||55 kg||80 kg|
Dartex Performance is water resistant and wet wipeable fabric available in four colors. Dartex upholsteries are also machine washable in upto 70°C temperature after removing cushioning. Smooth surface of the Dartex is extremely easy to keep clean with wiping and it is getting more and more popular as a choice of cover material.
For the ones preferring more tradional “fabric like” surface the option is Dartex Reversed which maintains all the features of Dartex but gives a different touch.
When needed new cover sets are available as spare part.
Aqua Stirata is water resistant and moist wipeable fabric availabel in three colors. Aqua Stirata upholstieries can be steam cleaned in-situ, but they are not machine washable. Upholsteries are removable from the cushions in case needed.
Surface of the Aqua Stirata is traditional fabric type which makes it a preferred choice for some clients, parents and carers.
When needed new cover sets are available as spare part.
Modules & Accessories
Mobile base is available in 5 sizes. Size is determined by the client height and weight. Stander upright column is removable from the mobile base and the base itself is foldable to ease in transport or storage.
Mobile base is available with gas piston assisted (manual) or electrically assisted (power) tilt. Tilt operates stepless between horizontal and vertical positions.
Manual tilt is most likely sufficient with young and light weight children, but when more control is required for tilting the stander the powered tilt is an option.
Mobile Base is possible to equipe with Module postion indicator and Tilt angle indicator.
Mobile base Includes:
Foldable base with castors, tilt mechanism, upright column, foot rest metal brackets, knee support metal brackets and 5mm hex key
Foot rests are available in 3 sizes. Each size is compatible with any ELLA Stander size. For example it is possible to choose Small size Foot rests to Size 4 Stander. This feature enables the stander to be fitted precisely to user body dimensions in order to secure stable and comfortable standing posture.
Foot rests Includes:
Sandals with straps and pads.
Knee supports are available in 3 sizes. Each size is compatible with any ELLA Stander size. For example it is possible to choose Small size knee supports to Size 4 Stander. This feature enables the stander to be fitted precisely to user body dimensions in order to secure stable and comfortable standing posture.
The knee supports can be used as they are for upright, supine and prone standing. There is no need to turn them around in any way unless extended knee flexion is targeted in prone posture.
Knee supports includes:
Metal knee cups, pads and straps.
Pelvic Support is available in 4 sizes. Each size is compatible with any ELLA Stander Size. For example, it is possible to choose Size 3 Pelvic Pad on a Size 4 Stander. This feature enables the stander to be fitted precisely to user body dimensions in order to secure stable and comfortable standing posture.
Pelvic Support is available also with Rotation & tilt mechanism. Choosing this you will get your stander equipped with a rotating and tilting pelvic pad. This feature enables additional support in case of lordosis, scoliosis or other deformation, twist or tilt in the pelvic area.
Pelvic pad Includes:
Sliding mechanism, back plate and pad.
Trunk Support is available in 4 sizes. Each size is compatible with any ELLA Stander Size. For example, it is possible to choose Size 3 Trunk Pad on a Size 4 Stander. This feature enables the stander to be fitted precisely to user body dimensions in order to secure stable and comfortable standing posture.
Trunk Support is available also with Rotation & tilt mechanism. Choosing this you will get your stander equipped with a rotating and tilting trunk pad. This feature enables additional support in case of kyphosis, scoliosis or other deformation, twist or tilt in the thoracic trunk area.
Trunk pad Includes:
Sliding mechanism, back plate and pad.
There is normally two belts on the Ella Stander. One for pelvic and one for thoracic trunk area. Alternatively there is also Harnesses available for securing the thoracic trunk area.
Belts and harnesses are available in 4 sizes. Each size is compatible with any Trunk support or Pelvic support size. This feature enables you to choose the right belt or harness size to match the client pelvic and trunk width.
Thoracic belt can be left out from the configuration in case a Harness is used. Similarly pelvic and / or thoracic belt can be left out from the configuration when Flexible swing-away laterals are chosen.
Belt with velcro and buckle fastening.
Lateral supports are available as 3 different versions in 3 different sizes each. Same supports fit to both pelvic and thoracic trunk area. All versions and sizes are compatible with any pelvic or trunk pad size. This enables you to match the lateral supports with user specific needs in user specific size.
Choosing the lateral supports with “Swing-Away” option enables to turn the one or both lateral supports to side. This is a helpful feature, enabling the lateral supports to be turned away to the side, facilitating the transfer of the user into the ELLA stander.
The “Flexi pad”-option equipts your stander with flexible lateral supports including the swing-away mechanism. Flexible lateral supports provide increased anterior or posterior support around the pelvic or thoracic trunk. Additionally flexible lateral supports can be used to simulate “arms around the pelvic”, offering a feeling of security.
Pelvic and / or trunk lateral supports can be left out from the configuration, if client has sufficient enough pelvic and / or upper body control.
Lateral Supports Includes:
Hardware and pads.
Tray is available in 3 sizes. It is recommended to choose the tray to meet the stander size. However in some cases it is justified to select either smaller or larger tray. For example in cases when user is skinny or large from the thoracic trunk area and the normal tray is then either too narrow or too wide.
All tray sizes are available with bowl as a choice. The bowl is mounted to tray and is a useful accessory for various activities to train for example hand and eye coordination or just to have fun.
plastic tray, metal tray bars and metal tray holder, plastic bowl in case chosen as option.
3 types of head rests are available in various sizes. All types and sizes are compatible with any ELLA stander size. The three types covers options with center line off set and adjustable head rest lateral wings. Head rest can be let out from the configuration in cases when client has well enough head control.
For increased performance Timo can include a HeAdaloft™ head band to our configurations of ELLA Standers. Additionally any other head rest using 15×15 mm vertical bar or horizontal bar with 19 mm ball joint are possible to fit directly to ELLA stander. Be in contact to us for further information.
Head Rest includes:
Head rest cushion, metal vertical bar and metal horizontal bar.
Ella Stander comes with the option to choose your stander equipped with an indicator showing the level of tilt.
Tilt angle indicator is a helpful feature when you wish to have the user standing always in the same angle or you wish to variate between certain levels of angle.
This kit is meant to upgrade an existing ELLA 3-in-1 Stander to fully functional ELLA 4-in-1 Stander.
Kit includes all needed parts to easily replace foot rests and knee supports of 3-in-1 ELLA with 4-in-1 versions to add more functionality to your existing ELLA Stander without the need of buying a new stander.
This is paricularly beneficial, and cost saving, feature in environments where Standers are rotating from user to user with varying needs.
4-in-1 kit includes:
Knee and foot brackets, knee supports and foot rests to both left and right side.
You can choose to have your ELLA Stander as completely Tool Free version. In Tool Free version all the daily settings are possible to operate with your hands or alternatively you can choose which of the settings you wish to leave as Tool operated settings.
Tool Free -kit is possible to retrofit to existing Standers or choose to new ELLA Standers already in building phase.
Tool Free Kit includes:
Clamping levers and hand knobs.
Shoulder protraction pads are available in 2 sizes. Both sizes fit to any ELLA stander size.
Shoulder protraction pads are often selected when client is spastic and has tendency to extend and swing the arms backward. Shoulder protraction pads can help to prevent this by limiting backward shoulder movement. Shoulder protraction pads includes harness brackets as harness is often recommend with spastic clients.
Shoulder protraction pads Includes:
Hardware, pads and harness fitting kit.
If you wish to use harness in securing client upper body, a kit of harness brackets is required. Harness fitting kit is always included with the shoulder protraction pads, but can also be chosen separately.
Timoteos offers one kind of harness in four sizes, but it is possible to use other supplier harnesses in combination with Ella Stander. Be in contact to us for further information. When a Harness is used, it is possible to leave out the thoracic belt, if the harness provides adequate support by itself.
Harness fitting kit Includes:Metal brackets and plastic cam locks.
Ella Stander comes with the option to choose your stander equipped with a Module position indicator on the upright column.
This is a helpful feature when you wish to change the user posture during their standing therapy, but you wish always return to original settings.
Additionally this is helpful feature when same stander is used by multiple users. By marking the positions of modules of each user it is easy to set up the stander to new user with correct settings.
This unique online tool is designed to help you to configurate a stander when aiming for optimal fit for individual client.
By inserting just six body measures of client and ticking a box or two covering client special needs, you will get the Ella Stander configuration best matching to your client body measures and needs.
Using the given measures and indentified special needs the tool will automatically go throught the module and accessory options and chooses the best fitting parts as a recommendation. This is designed to initiate a dialogue with your local Timo distributor. Going further in dialogue you can choose to use the recommended configuration or change the preselected modules and accessories as you wish.
This Interactive tool was developed by Timo during the Covid-19 when physical contacts were often very much limited. But, as the tool has proven to increase precision and has helped to configurate the stander faster with less contacts, we believe it adds value to our clients and their carers also after the pandemic.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!”