28 February 2023

The Health Benefits of Using Standing Aids

Standing up is essential to developing your body’s strength and resilience. Those with limited mobility struggle to do this and thus do not see the medical and emotional enhancements that come with standing. However, there is a solution in the form of standing aids.

Standing aids are devices that support individuals with limited mobility due to physical disabilities or health conditions and allow them to stand up on their own.

EasyStand’s lineup of standing frames for the disabled is leading the industry, and we are innovating to provide easier and safer experiences for more specific needs. From the modular design of the EasyStand Evolv to the fitness-focused EasyStand Glider and mobile transfer capabilities of the EasyStand StrapStand, they can help individuals with disabilities or limited mobility lead a more independent and active life. Read on to learn more about the various ways in which they do.

Medical Benefits of Standing

The human body has evolved for being upright on the legs, so standing regularly comes with a vast number of health benefits that many do not realise. Not only in improving bodily functions, but preventing the furthering of subsequent medical conditions.

Preventing Furthering Conditions

Standing upright regularly significantly develops motor skills, which can prevent many potential conditions, such as joint and muscle contractures in the ankles, knees and hips, as well as osteoporosis, hypercalciuria, pressure ulcers and scoliosis.

Improving Bodily Functions

The improvements to the strength and abilities of many parts of the body are also essential for overall health. With a standing aid, the person using it will feel improvements in the range of motion in the spine, hips, knees and ankles, which can help maintain or regain bone density.

Additionally, standing will strengthen circulation and the cardiovascular system, thus building endurance and helping the respiratory system. Another aspect of the body that will see benefits is renal and bowel function, including drainage of the urinary tract and reduction in urinary calculi.

Emotional Benefits of Standing

It’s an often-unspoken aside, but the emotional and psychological aspect of standing is just as vital to the quality of life as the physical side. Being active and mobile while standing increases the amount of independence the person can have with activities of daily living, in turn nurturing a positive self-image.

When it comes to social development, standing upright allows the person to look their peers in the eye and give and receive hugs easier. These enhanced social interactions develop the user’s social presence and help them become more vocal and responsive.

Children and adolescents still in school can experience more inclusion and will decrease fatigue from inactivity, thus allowing them to learn and develop more effectively.

From enhanced learning opportunities to increased social interaction and independence, these benefits help prevent negative mental states such as depression. Standing aids can be the catalyst for a huge change in the user’s quality of life.

If you’re looking to see first-hand the benefits a standing aid can bring, then EasyStand is the leading innovator in standing aids for individuals with limited mobility. Our range of equipment comes in hundreds of configurations to suit any specific needs, fulfilling to the best of our abilities the core mission of improving the quality of life for our customers, employees, and vendors. We are committed to maintaining our quality management system to ensure it meets all applicable customer, company, and regulatory requirements and if you have any questions about our product range, feel free to contact us through our contact page.

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