Benefits Of Standing For Children
THE BENEFITS OF EARLY INTERVENTION STANDING
Build overall core strength and head control for improved muscle memory and motor skills. Develop strength and endurance to stand and stretch for longer periods of time. Standing may help build capacity to stand unsupported and take steps with assistance in the future. Keep your child's body healthy as they develop improved digestive health.
Children who participate in a standing program can help reduce their chance of fractures by building up the density of their bones. Research show standing for 60 minutes daily or in sessions adding up to an hour, is needed to maintain good bone density and the benefits of improved bone structure strength.
RANGE OF MOTION
Standing greatly helps children to maintain their flexibility and motion as they get older and grow. It is an easy way of getting stretching into the users daily routine, with just 45 minutes of standing a day required. The flexibility can have a positive impact on quality of life with wheelchair transfers, bathing and dressing all becoming easier.
As part of a standing program, standing with the hips apart - known as hip abduction - is when the users' legs are moved and supported into an outward position. Research shows that hip abduction of 15° to 30° maintained for 45 minutes a day can help with secondary hip integrity issues such as hip subluxation and hip dislocation.
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