A person with cerebral palsy who cannot bear weight on their legs may be able to stay in an upright posture using a standing frame. This helps children, like Luphumlo, one of our Sabrina Love Foundation children, who would otherwise not be able to, to stand supported, leaving his arms free to do functional and fun activities.
Luphumlo’s mom was given extensive training by Heidi, our resident Occupational Therapist, on how to safely use the standing frame.
Other benefits of using standing frames include improved posture, digestion, hip stability and cardio fitness. A standing frame can even improve someone’s social life by giving them opportunities to engage with friends and family at eye level, encouraging social engagement and enabling children to play.
*Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. (Reference www.cdc.gov.za)
Thank you to Timion for manufacturing and supply us with these beautiful standing frames – www.timion.org