Special Needs Standers
Special needs standers are assistive devices that help individuals with physical disabilities or mobility limitations to stand upright. They are designed to provide support and stability to the user, allowing them to stand independently. Special needs standers are available in a variety of types and sizes, each with its unique features and benefits. Prone standers Ormesa Dondolino Adaptive Stander : Prone standers are designed to support individuals in a prone (face-down) position. They help to promote head and neck control, improve upper body strength and posture, and prevent contractures (permanent shortening of muscles). Supine standers Stanzme Supine Stander: Supine standers provide support in a supine (face-up) position. They can help to improve circulation, reduce pressure sores, and promote bone density. Mobile standers- R82 Rabbit Up Stander, Rifton Mobile Stander : Mobile standers allow individuals to move around while standing. They are often equipped with wheels or casters and may have adjustable seat heights, tilt angles, and supports. Vertical Standers Jenx Monkey Stander: Designed for lower body support to attain alignment while standing. Sit-to-stand standers EasyStand Bantam Stander, Medium: Sit-to-stand standers assist individuals in transitioning from a seated position to a standing position. They may have a lifting mechanism or support bars to help with the transfer. Benefits of using special needs standers include improved circulation, bone density, and muscle strength, as well as increased independence and social interaction. Standing also helps to promote bowel and bladder function, reduce the risk of pressure sores, and improve respiratory function.
Special needs standers are aids that enable children with disabilities to stand up straight and keep their balance. Children who have trouble standing or walking independently can get support and stability from special needs standing aids. Special needs standers are made to fit the individual needs of each child and come in a variety of sizes and shapes.
By standing upright, children can strengthen their leg muscles and improve their balance. One of the benefits of special needs standers is that they help children with disabilities to develop their muscles and improve their posture. This can help them to become more independent and improve their quality of life.
Types of Special Needs Standing Frames: Each special needs stander type and size has its own distinct features and advantages.
Types of Special Needs Stander
Sit-to-stand stander: These standers assist individuals in transitioning from a seated position to a standing position. They help to promote weight-bearing, improve circulation, and prevent pressure sores. A contoured seat and backrest that are adjustable to fit different body types are features of sit-to-stand standers that were created with user comfort in mind. For people with physical disabilities or limited mobility, they are the perfect option because they provide infinite positioning options and risk-free movement.
Dynamic or multi-position standers:Dynamic or multi-position standers are a type of standing aid that provides support to special needs children, so that they can interact with their peers in upright or mobile positioning. Multi-position stander is adjustable to accommodate different body sizes and can be positioned in various angles to support each individual's unique needs. They allow children with physical disabilities to participate in activities and improve ocial skills and increasing their self-confidence.
Prone standers: These standers are made to support people who are prone (face down). Standing prone encourages head and neck control, strengthens the upper body, improves posture, and guards against contractures. Prone stander provide the user with the benefits of weight bearing in an upright position. They are often used for children with physical disabilities or mobility limitations who have difficulty standing or walking on their own.
Supine standers: These standers are designed to support individuals in a supine (face-up) position. Supine standing position help to promote head and neck control, improve upper body strength and posture, and prevent contractures. Supine stander support the back of the body and offer lateral and anterior supports to maintain symmetry and position the feet, knees, and trunk making them ideal for the classroom. They start in a flat position with the user on their back and can be adjusted to different angles to accommodate the user's needs.
Vertical standers: These standers are designed for lower body support to attain alignment while standing. They help to promote weight-bearing, improve circulation, and prevent pressure sores.Vertical standers provide children with therapeutic benefits of standing with four points of support: chest, pelvic, and both knee supports. They are more typically used in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and schools than at home.
Mobile standers: These standers allow individuals to move around while standing. They are often equipped with wheels or casters and may have adjustable seat heights, tilt angles, and supports. The goal of this stander is to combine comfortable support with easy mobility. Mobile standers are designed to provide support and stability to children who have difficulty standing or walking on their own.