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About Supine Standers
A supine stander starts in a flat position with the user on their back. A variety of supports can be added in this starting position that will provide necessary assistance once they are upright. The angle of the stander is adjustable to allow you to gradually tilt the user into a standing position. This allows you to slowly introduce the feeling of standing and change how much weight the user puts on their feet. Some standers are combination standers and offer the supine function as one of multiple ways to use the equipment.
In general, supine special needs standers provide the most postural support and are the most appropriate choice for users who have poor head control and need complete assistance to be supported in a standing position. Supine standers tend to be easier for parents and caregivers to load and unload children because of the relatively flat position that the stander can be positioned in.
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Need some advice or help with your decision? Check out the entry from ’The Journal’, "How to Choose the Right Special Needs Stander". Or, reach out to us if you need help deciding (these can be tricky).
• A caregiver is required for transfers & positioning any necessary supports
or moving the stander into a standing position
• A child can use the stander to support their head and trunk
• Can benefit from stander accessories to support all body parts
• Can gradually get used to standing, having weight on their legs and
being upright if this is a challenging activity
• Usually requires the addition of a tray to participate in play or activities