18 March 2024

Integrating Standing Frames Into a Treatment Plan

Would your treatment plan benefit from adding a standing frame? Find out what a standing frame could do for you here.

Whether you’re currently undergoing rehabilitation following an injury or are living with a condition that affects your mobility, a standing frame could aid you on your journey to recovery or help mitigate the effects of your condition. 

Suitable for people of all ages, from children to the elderly, standing frames are suitable for a vast array of different situations. Used by sufferers of multiple sclerosis, patients with spinal cord injuries and children with cerebral palsy, these versatile and highly customisable devices can make all the difference, transforming the user’s mental and physical health.

But how do you know whether a standing frame is right for you? Will it deliver enough benefit to justify the investment – and if so, how can you successfully integrate one into your treatment plan? We’ll be answering those questions and more in this blog, taking a closer look at the benefits of standing frames, potential use cases and how to get the most out of them.

Should standing be part of your treatment plan?

Ultimately, the decision to implement a standing frame into your treatment plan should be taken by a specialist. If you believe you could benefit from the use of a standing frame, always speak to your physiotherapist or consultant before investing in one. Although standing frames can deliver tremendous benefits for many patients, they’re not suitable for everyone.

To help you determine whether a standing frame may benefit you, we’ve outlined some of the key benefits they can offer below.

The benefits of standing

We’ve all heard how standing up more frequently can benefit non-disabled individuals. Improved posture, increased calorie burn, reduced risk of obesity and diabetes… the list goes on. But for those undergoing rehabilitation or those living with a physical disability, the benefits of standing become even more significant.

For starters, standing can help you utilise and strengthen each of your muscles, helping you increase your range of motion and expediting the recovery process. Combined with physiotherapy, the use of a standing frame can dramatically improve your chances of recovery – and help you get there sooner. Ultimately, this can lead to a greater level of independence and personal freedom.

If you’re unable to stand for extended periods of time, your risk of developing further health conditions increases. Using a standing frame could help you ward off conditions like osteoporosis, urinary tract infections and decubitus ulcers.

The benefits don’t end there. With increased strength and independence comes a brighter mental outlook, improved self esteem and a greater level of confidence. Standing frames can help prevent the onset of depression and anxiety, allowing you to make the most of each and every day.

Choosing a standing frame

If your consultant or physiotherapist agrees that a standing frame would fit into your treatment plan, your next task is to identify which type of frame to go for. EasyStand frames are among the most advanced on the market, and are trusted by leading health professionals the world over. Packed with ingenious features, the StrapStand and Evolv are designed to make standing as easy, safe and comfortable as possible. You can discover more about them on our website or contact our team for further details.

How often should you use your standing frame?

Once you’ve got your standing frame set up, the final step is to decide how to incorporate it into your treatment plan. Again, this decision should very much be guided by the expertise of your consultant or physiotherapist. Based on your current condition and the remainder of your treatment plan, they will be able to advise how regularly you should use your frame, and for how long.

With all that said, the more regularly you’re able to use your standing frame the better. Regular use will enable you to make the most of all of the benefits we outlined earlier, helping to strengthen your muscles, increase your range of motion and prevent the onset of any additional physical or mental health conditions.

Want to learn more? Speak to the EasyStand team

The decision to invest in a standing frame can feel like a daunting one, with so many different factors to consider and so many options to choose from. At EasyStand, we’re here to help make the process as straightforward as possible.

As our name implies, we’re all about making standing easy for everyone – and our product range reflects this. A modular design approach makes our standing frames the most versatile and adaptable on the market, and different frame sizes make it easy for users of all ages, sizes and weights to get comfortable.

Our frames have been designed from the outset to foster independence. Rotating seats help make our frames easier to use, while optional push-button Pow’r Up Lifts allow the user to stand without assistance.

Explore our website to discover more about us and our products, or speak to our friendly team today to get the help and advice you’re looking for.