Standing is a common modality used in the management of children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this article is to examine the scientific basis for standing programs, with specific emphasis on the known effects of weight bearing on bone development. Guidelines for the use of standing programs are presented, and the supporting rationale is discussed.
- Bone development
- Child development disorders
- Kinesiology/biomechanics, general
- Orthopedics, general
- Pediatrics, development
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation