Children gain huge psychological advantages from standing, as well as the following important physical and development benefits:
Improves blood pressure and circulation
Helps digestion, bowel and bladder emptying
Encourages bone and muscle development
Gives a new perspective and ways to participate
Aids respiration and speech
Helps relieve pressure created during sitting
Supports pelvis, thighs and feet so children can join in everyday activities
Provides opportunities to increase social skills
Who needs a standing frame?
Standing frames are successful to stand children, adolescents and adults who have
- Cerebral Palsy (Spastic Quadriplegics, Dystonia, Athetoid)
- Tight Plantar-Flexors
- Mild hip and knee tightness contractures
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