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Standing Frame

Standing frames can be used for children and young people with complex needs, as part of their 24 hour postural management programme.

The standing frame is assessed by the child or young person's individual physiotherapist, as part of the treatment plan which will be agreed with the child or young person and their family or carers.

What is the purpose of this equipment?

To be used as part of a child or young persons 24 hour postural management programme. Standing frames have the folowing specifice benefits:

  • Help to encourage normal development of the hip joints and prevent hip dislocations
  • Help to encourage normal growth of bones
  • Help to strengthen bones
  • Help to make breathing easier and more efficient
  • Hep with social interaction

In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?

When a child or young person requires support to stand as part of their postural needs. this is often due to altered muscle ton.

Where is this equipment used?

School, home or any other community setting.

Who does this equipment belong to?

The equipment would belong to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Typical Lifespan of equipment

The lifespan of this equipment would be at least 10 years.

Will equipment be provided new or recycled?

Equipment can be provided new or recycled.

Who recyles the equipment?

Medical Physics, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

How is it recycled? What is the process?

Equipment is assessed and cleaned.

Is regular maintenance required?


Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?

Medical Physics, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

How is maintenance undertaken?

Maintenance is carried out by a skilled technician.

Is regular cleaning required?


Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?

On a day to day basis cleaning should be carried out by school or parents. A deep clean will be provided, when required.

How often should the equipment be reviewed?

Equipment will be reviewed at each therapy session.

Who should review the equipment?

A yhysiotherapist will carry out the review.

Are regular reviews and maintenance currently undertaken?



Who to contact

Contact Position
Childrens Therapy Services
01902 446290 / 446302
Childrens Therapy Services

Where to go

The Gem Centre
Neachells Lane
West Midlands
WV11 3PG

Other Details


This item is provided from the therapy services budget.


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

Who can make referrals for assessment for equiment?


How is assessment accessed?

Assessment would be carried out at the patients convinence.

How long will the assessment take and when will be the equipment be provided?

An assessment length will be approximately one hour. The average time for equipment to be supplied it 6 weeks following the assessment.

How is equipment provided?

Equipment will usually be delivered.

Is demonstration or training required prior to use?


Record Last Updated on: 14/02/2020

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