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Understanding Prone vs. Supine Standing

Prone standers are used to promote weight bearing through the legs and sometimes the arms. When using a prone stander, the supports are against the belly. The angle of the stander is adjusted with the user in a gravity dependent position. Prone standers are best for individuals with good head strength and at least fair trunk strength. Also, a fairly symmetrical spine and full hip extension are indicated when considering a prone stander.

Supine standers angle the user backwards with weight bearing through the heels. They also place the user on their backs, providing full-length support. When users need support for their heads and/or trunks against gravity, supine standers are recommended.

Click on the photos above to learn more about standers. Our therapists can answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at 1-800-371-2778!

With Patience and Understanding,

Melissa Sig