Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Standing

 

This is our latest contraption. It is really old and just being borrowed till we can get a new one for ourselves. It is an all wood and Velcro stander. It's a bit hard to get him into without him falling over but it works. He seems to like the view of the world while standing. It also allows more freedom of his arms. He can only tolerate about 20 minutes at a time but that should increase as we do it more. This should also help get that hip into his socket better so (hopefully) we can avoid surgery. 

Our PT lady said that for awhile no one wanted to use these because they were too passive (they just stand, and don't move) but they have found that kiddo's that should have used them, and didn't, ended up having hip surgery. That finding has changed therapists minds once again and now kids are using them more. I really hope it helps. Time will tell and for now he seems to like it so I guess it's not so bad.

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