Health Benefits of Standing
Long-term sitting has been cited by the World Health Organization as a leading risk factor for death.
"We weren't designed to sit, the body is a perpetual motion machine”
A 2010 Australian study found that for each extra hour participants spent sitting daily during a 7 year period, their overall risk of dying increased by 11 percent
“A major point we were trying to make is that older adults should replace sitting with standing and light activity”
-Phillip Sparling, Professor emeritus in the School of Applied Physiology at Georgia Institute of Technology
"Sitting is the new smoking, chairs are out to kill us".
-Dr. James Levine, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic
Who seems to really benefit from Standing?
We believe everyone benefits greatly from standing often but some of the people we've noted that it makes a noticeable difference in are the Elderly, the acutely ill, Clients with Spina Bifida, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Amyotrophic/Primary Lateral Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Before initiating a standing program, medical clearance is critical for the consumer to stand. Clinical data, and a review of relative risks and benefits of use, determine medical necessity. This information is gathered through clinical assessment and should, at minimum, include the following:
Rehab Team determines the most appropriate standing device for the Consumer
Least costly, equally effective.
Schedule appointment to trial device
Based on positive trial results pick the model
Make sure the client can utilize device successfully in intended environments.
Information from Rehab Team for product justification
Request for Authorization of standing devices are typically submitted by the CRT supplier and must be accompanied by clinical documentation from a licensed physician, OT, or PT.
Payment decision is received from funding source.
Payment approval is granted- The supplier will order the devices, schedule delivery and education.
Denial: If faced with denial claim, always appeal .