When Is It Time To Replace Our Stander?
By Katie Bergeron Peglow, PT, MS
The following are some positioning signs that it is time to replace your stander:
Prone Standers support the front of the body (stomach side). The height of the support is usually placed somewhere between the waist and the chest at the level of the armpits of the user. The specific spot for each user is determined by the amount of support needed to keep the trunk and head upright. Once the support surface of the Prone Stander has reached its maximum height, a bigger stander needs to be considered as the user gets taller to maintain the same level of support for a successful standing program.
Supine Standers support the back of the body (backside). The height of the support is typically placed just above the user’s head since Supine Standers are most often used with some angle of recline backwards, providing the need for posterior head support (behind the head). Once the user of the Supine Stander gets taller than the maximum height of the Supine Stander, a bigger stander is needed to provide the same level of support for a successful standing program.
3-Way Standers can be adjusted to support the back of the body (backside) or the front of the body (stomach side). A new 3-Way Stander needs to be considered if the user has grown taller than the maximum support surface for either the Supine, Upright or Prone position. The correct height of these support surfaces is required to provide the same level of support for a successful standing program.
If any of the measurements above are deemed too small, please contact our therapists and they can help you with a proper fit… to start please click the SIZING HELP and complete a simple form. Please feel free to or call us toll free at (800) 371-2778 with any questions that you may have about finding the best special needs stander choice for you and your child. We are here to help you!