These are reasons why standing is a MEDICAL NECESSITY for anyone with a spinal cord injury


  • Improve range of motion in hips, knees & ankles
  • Improve flexibility and decrease spasticity
  • Decrease abnormal muscle tone & reflexes
  • Reduce pressure issues by changing positions
  • Improve systemic functions: normalizing of kidney and bladder functions; greater circulation; improving respiration; improving digestive and bowel function
  • Lessen progressive scoliosis (bending of spine side to side) and lordosis (bending of spine to front)
  • Stabilize & prevent loss of bone density *see bone density scans by clicking here
  • Facilitate a natural symmetrical standing posture
  • Improve upper body balance & strength
  • Alleviate pain from prolonged sitting

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