More on the benefits of standing wheelchairs

posted on March 31, 2011 - 9:37am
Your article on standing wheelchairs (Stand Up and Go, January-March 2011) was appropriate, but I do have the following suggestions:

Both offer health benefits, and enhance convenience and independence for wheelchair users

posted on January 1, 2011 - 4:35pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 1
Mobile standers and standing wheelchairs are for people who want to stand without having to stand still. Medical professionals agree that standing is good for the musculoskeletal system, and most experts recommend standing 30 to 60 minutes a day, depending on users’ level of tolerance. (Note: Always consult a doctor before starting a standing program.)
posted on July 1, 2010 - 1:43pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 3
Take a quick peek at the products below — from a comfy stretching device to a mobile stander, to a pocket-sized environmental control unit and cane covers. You just may find something that will make things easier, increase your independence or simply brighten your day.
posted on January 1, 2009 - 3:55pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
Find resources for standers and standing aids, as well as help with income tax preparation.

The benefits of standers for children are clear

posted on January 1, 2009 - 2:31pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
Ten-year-old Morgan Fritz of St. Peters, Mo., received a spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) diagnosis when she was 15 months old. Three months later, she began a standing program, and she’s kept at it ever since.
posted on May 1, 2006 - 9:50am
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 3
Permobil’s C500 Stander combines the critical benefits of standing with the convenience of driving the wheelchair while standing.
posted on January 1, 2004 - 11:35am
Levo USA's manually propelled standing wheelchair has a manual stand-up function that's easy to take with you wherever you go.