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Dosing for Standing Programs

Pediatric Physical Therapy published a systemic review and evidence based clinical recommendations for dosing of pediatric supported standing programs.  After reviewing the literature the following was recommended:

  • standing programs 5 days per week, 60-90 minutes per day, positively affect bone mineral density
  • standing programs 5 days per week, 60 minutes per day in  30° to 60° of total bilateral hip abduction positively affect hip stability
  • standing programs 5 days per week, 45-60 minutes per day, positively effect range of motion of hip, knee, and ankle and spasticity (30 to 45 minutes per day).

Reference: Paleg, Ginny S. PT, MPT, DScPT; Smith, Beth A. PT, DPT, PhD; Glickman, Leslie B. PT, PhD. Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations for Dosing of Pediatric Supported Standing Programs. Pediatric Physical Therapy: Fall 2013 – Volume 25 – Issue 3 – p 232-247 doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e318299d5e7