My First Standing Frame
Dexter spends approximately two hours a day in his standing frame. This strengthens his muscles
and increased his bone density.
It also allows him to 'see' the world from an upright position, rather than always being on the ground.
Dexter outgrew his first standing frame when he was about 12 months old. He kept using it until we could replace it. In the above photos, he is bald from his chemotherapy treatments, but still needed to use his standing frame.
A funding application for a new standing frame was rejected, even though his old one was too small, and having him in it was dangerous.
We won a $5000 SunSuper Dream competition and the local Lions Club donated $1200 so we could buy a new standing frame.
With the included tray, Dexter is now learning to play while he is in his standing frame. He loves to throw toys to the floor!
The new standing frame came from Leckey.
(Read about the new standing frame)
Dexter's two hip surgeries kept him out of his standing frame, for a few months. Each time, he lost strength. After each surgery, he had to build up his stamina and strength.
Now, he is almost back to his usual two hours.
Now Dexter is older, he uses his standing frame at night, before bed.
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