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WEATHER ALERT! UPDATE 4/20: Unfortunately, our business continues to not have power. Our County was hit hard by the snowstorm and several power substations are still not operational. Please email info@adaptivemall.com with any questions or concerns and we will answer you as soon as we are able. We do have a few a staff that work remotely and will do their best to answer questions as they can! Thank you for your continued patience! 

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Due to an accounting system upgrade, we will suspend order processing beginning Friday, August 27 at 4:00pm EST.  We will resume normal order processing on Wednesday, September 1.  Orders placed online during this time will be processed in the order they are received. Note: Live Chat, phone calls and emails will not be answered from 5:00pm EST on Friday August 27th until 8:30am EST on Wednesday, September 1st. 

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Understanding Prone vs. Supine Standing

Standing has numerous benefits. Some physiological benefits include the promotion of bone density, increased blood circulation, pressure relief from sitting, and formations of the hip joint in early development. In addition, social interactions with peers at “their level” provide great psychological benefits as well. All of these benefits can lead to improvements in self‐confidence, self‐esteem and self‐image which can be the greatest visible achievements! With so many types of standers to choose from, how do you know when to use a prone stander vs. a supine stander?

Prone standers are used to promote weight bearing through the legs and sometimes the arms. When using a prone stander, the supports are against the belly. The angle of the stander is adjusted with the user in a gravity dependent position. Prone standers are best for individuals with good head strength and at least fair trunk strength. Also, a fairly symmetrical spine and full hip extension are indicated when considering a prone stander.

Supine standers angle the user backwards with weight bearing through the heels. They also place the user on their backs, providing full-length support. When users need support for their heads and/or trunks against gravity, supine standers are recommended.

Prone Stander

 

  • Support on the front (anterior) of body
  • Angle adjustable from upright forward towards the horizontal
  • Tray is usually necessary for a support surface for the arms
  • Great position to work on active head control

 

 

 


Supine Stander

 

  • Support on the back (posterior) of body
  • Angle adjustable from upright backwards towards the horizontal
  • Tray is optional
  • Great position if user has minimum head control

Click on the photos above to learn more about standers. Our therapists can answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at 1-800-371-2778!

With Patience and Understanding,

Melissa Sig