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    • #13815
      Matt Lafleur
      Keymaster

      Today, I am getting measured for a standing frame. I am excited. As a full-time wheelchair user,  much of what I do in physical therapy is to get my body used to being in a standing position.

      I am excited to have a way to work on this at home. Does anyone else have a standing frame? How do you like it? If not, do you think getting one is worthwhile, or are other exercises better?

    • #13859
      Dylan McDonnell
      Participant

      Actually typing this standing up in it now. Got mine a few months ago and I wish I would have done it much sooner. I try to do it about a 1/2 hour at a time. The one I got retails for over $3000 but i was lucky enough to have it payed for by Medicare and medicaid.

      • #13867
        Matt Lafleur
        Keymaster

        Dude that is awesome! I have no idea, so I will ask. Is it hard to be in a standing position for a long time? Does your body need breaks, or can you stand for 10 minutes, 45 minutes, 2 hours, or forever? Asking cuz I have no idea.

    • #13860
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’ve had mine since March and it’s been worth having one and using it.

    • #13857
      Jonathan
      Participant

      I didn’t know what a standing frame is, so I googled it. Link below. Seems good.

      My backbone finally healed (again) a few weeks back, so I can do standing exercises again. Basically, while seated, I grasp onto support in front of me, position my feet, stand up, and then return by butt to my wheelchair. I’ll repeat this exercise with varieties of tempo and maybe a few extra small movements. I’ll also hold the standing position for 1-2 minutes. The purposes are to move blood and joints, improve heart function, and exercise the motor planning piece of my brain. Obviously, there’s other benefits, but those aren’t my aim.

      For me, the standing frame isn’t necessary. I can fulfill my purposes with out it. In fact, it might (for me) provide too much support, which would slow progress towards my aim (i.e., if it’s too easy, change is unlikely).

      Anyway, anything that gets you off your butt is a good choice.

      https://www.rehabmart.com/category/standing_frames.htm#bottom

      • #13868
        Matt Lafleur
        Keymaster

        2 minutes standing? You are a beast. I might be able to stand for that long, but that’d be pushing it. Is standing for that long a median time-length for you, or is it pushing it?

        • #13873
          Jonathan
          Participant

          2 minutes is my max for now. After enough practice (maybe in 4 months), I’ll double it.

    • #13883
      Dylan McDonnell
      Participant

      My idea in getting the stander was to do it and use it before I actually needed 1. I have 2 superpoles right next to each other that I used to stand in between. The stander is just a much safer option if something were to happen because I am way to beat up for another accident! It does hurt the feet and shins a bit especially if I try to do a longer one but it hurts less and less every time. I was able to stand for and hour yesterday and hope to continue doing the same or more!

    • #14015
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I have had a standing frame for about 23 years. The problem I am having is every time I get a new wheelchair it becomes harder to get the chair to fit into the frame. Now that I am older and my muscles have gotten weaker, I really want a sit-to-stand frame. However, I have been having trouble getting my insurance to cover it. I am on Medicare and Medicaid.

      • #14054
        Matt Lafleur
        Keymaster

        I thought all standing frames started in the sitting position, and brought you up to standing. That isn’t how most are?

    • #14053
      Dylan McDonnell
      Participant

      A sit-to-stand frame would be the more accurate name for what I use.

    • #14075
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hi Dylan. I have medicare and Medicaid and I am having a hard time getting them to cover one. How did you get yours?

    • #14076
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Matt, the newer ones do. With the one I have I have to be manually stood up by someone and strapped in.

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