I have seen very surprised responses from children of different ages to see one of their parents in an upright position.
From laughter, being stunned, surprised, shocked, a bit afraid, all sorts of reactions can be anticipated.
Spinal Cord injury at D5-D6
And now, we are proud to present Mr. Nicolò, a 24 years old competitive swimmer, member of the national swimming team, and patient of the Local Health Autority.
He is in a wheelchair as a result of a motorbike accident. He has a degree in Physiotherapy
Spinal Cord injury at T 11
"My name is Tessa, and I'm 43 years old. Because of a car accident, some 6 years ago, I'm now sitting in a wheelchair, due to a complete spinal cord injury at T11,
After the accident my right shoulder has a limitation that makes transfers more difficult. Furthermore I have developed striker feet, which can only be solved by using my own weight by standing up.
50 years old
'' I don't have words to describe my enthusiasm, joy, surprise, when yesterday in only 30 seconds I was in erect position in complete autonomy and with my hands completely free and with the opportunity to move autonomously at home, reaching all those places in the last five years I was not able to reach as I'm seated. But let's go step by step.
Never too old to claim your 'standing' life !
The reasons why not to use the standing frame are very few.
Unfortunately, this is a question that is really difficult to give a clear answer.
There are at the present point, several published studies regarding duration time of standing, who argue that the rime may vary from 12 minutes per day until 2 hours, 5 days per week.
The standing promotes bone density and reduces the risk of fractures.
Bone density is an indicator of 'bone strength'. More bones are strong and more are resistant to fractures.
A normal bone growth is the result of a balance between proper nutrition, the right amount of load on the bones against gravity, and use of the muscles.
The human posture can be defined as'' the position of one or more related segments of the body between them and their orientation in the surrounding area.''