Your patients with disabilities can achieve some of the therapeutic benefits of the standing position—without standing. Amy Moore*, a middle-age woman with cerebral palsy, comes to our clinic and practices standing in the supine position. Alice Potter, a young woman with paraplegia, practices standing in the prone and supine positions before standing upright on a standing tilt table. And Joe Buller, a young man with multiple sclerosis, practices standing in a half-sitting position with his feet parallel and on the wall—a position that makes his body feel happy.
Nursing2007: October 2007 - Volume 37 - Issue - p 10-12 doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000295650.19088.68