I Need Help TALL KNEELING...
Getting Ready to Stand. Tall Kneeling is a Great Place to Start!
The benefits of tall kneeling are often over looked when moving from the hands and knees position to standing. But tall kneeling, learning to move into and out of this position, learning to balance in this position and learning to move in this position offers unique therapeutic benefits that cannot be found in other developmental positions. Tall kneeling is achieved when kneeling with hips extended and buttocks is not resting back on heels. This position assists with the development of balance, core strength, endurance and even the coordination of reciprocal (alternating) movement when knee walking is practiced. And for individuals who tend to over extend in standing due to abnormal muscle tone that produces full body patterns of movement, tall kneeling breaks up these patterns. For those who are ready to take steps but do not have the confidence to be up on their feet, beginning in tall kneeling is a great place to start.
But first things first. To balance or move in tall kneeling, you first must hold the position independently. And for that there is help! The support required for this important developmental position can be found here at Adaptivemall.com. Whether you are looking for soft, flexible support or more substantial assistance from a standing or kneeling frame, you will find it here.
Do we have to kneel? Yes!
Getting ready to stand and walk is a process. Working in tall kneeling is a great place to begin. Adaptivemall.com has what you will need to make the process easier. If you are considering the purchase of special needs equipment to help, checking in with your therapist is the best place to start. If you have further questions about the adaptive equipment you see on this page, reach out to us! We are happy to help. Adaptivemall.com is staffed by physical and occupational therapists and intervention specialists who are happy to provide you with custom advice. All adaptive equipment choices have been handpicked and recommended by therapists and families with special needs children. This equipment is appropriate for but not limited to use with children with diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Gross Motor Delay, Spina Bifida, Autism, and Traumatic Brain Injury.