Standers are used to prevent secondary complications that result from prolonged bed or chair confinement. If you think you or someone you know could be a candidate for a stander, please let us know. We can work with your physician and therapist to establish if you are a candidate and provide a demonstration of the equipment for you.

The medical benefits of standing include:

  • Prevention of contractures (ankles, knees, and hips)
  • Improved range of motion (spine, hips, knees and ankles)
  • Reduction in spasticity
  • Prevention or reversal of osteoporosis
  • Improved renal function, drainage of the urinary tract
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers through changing positions
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved bowel function
  • Improved respiratory function

Other reasons that people stand include:

  • Facilitating a symmetrical standing posture
  • Developing and improving upper body balance & strength
  • Alleviating pain caused by prolonged or inappropriate position
  • Developing standing tolerance & endurance
  • Lessening progressive scoliosis
  • Assisting with skeletal development (in children)
  • Maintaining bone density