Pediatric Standing Equipment Indications and Implementation - PT49

Pediatric Standing Equipment Indications and Implementation

by Jonathan Greenwood, PT, MS, c/NDT, CEIS, PCS and Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, Cert MDT
(4.5 / 870 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
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Children with neuromuscular conditions often rely on adaptive equipment to enhance function, prevent progression of secondary impairments and increase independence. One device recommended in children who are non-ambulatory or present with limited independent standing and require significant assist for transfers is a standing frame or stander. Pediatric standing and weight bearing programs are prescribed based on many factors, including clinician preference, patient tolerance, environmental limitations and best available evidence that either supports or refutes the medical necessity of standing. 


This continuing education program is for physical and occupational therapists who work with children presenting neuromuscular impairments, progressive and degenerative diseases, and other conditions that may benefit from standing and weight-bearing programs. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify child who may benefit from a standing program
  • Prescribe an effective standing program
  • Integrate best available evidence to implement a standing program in a child’s home or school

Approval Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physical and occupational therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of TX PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio PT Association (approval no. 13S0656 for 04/15/13 to 04/15/14; 14S0492 for 04/16/2014 to 04/16/15; 15S0614 for 04/17/15 to 04/17/16; 16S1801 for 04/18/16 to 04/18/17; 17S0879 for 4/19/17 to 4/19/18; 18S0789 for 4/20/18 to 4/20/19); the FL PT Association (approval no. CP130020746 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021490 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CP150023673 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27142 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-538966 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-538966 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); the TN Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4903 for 04/15/13 to 04/14/14; 5507 for 04/15/14 to 04/14/15; 6042 for 04/15/15 to 04/14/16; 2016-188 for 04/15/16 to 04/14/17; 2017-074 for 04/15/17 to 04/14/18); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE004396 for 04/06/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007104 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010046 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1053-2012 for 02/26/13 to 01/31/14; 245-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-594 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 03/21/13 to 03/21/17 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 03/12/13 to 07/31/14; 08/01/14 to 07/31/16; 08/01/16 to 07/31/18.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4703 for 04/01/13 to 04/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 4/15/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/15/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2018


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Shannon M - Fort Worth, TX  ·  Sep 17, 2018
4 Helpful information in determining what stander / program is most useful in addressing different deficits or achieve different goals.
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Shaccorrah E - Peoria, IL  ·  Sep 08, 2018
very informative, learned a lot about protocl and best practice
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Michael B - Shirley, NY  ·  Jul 19, 2018
great info on types of standers and indications for use of each type
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Abigail C - Hollis, NY  ·  Jul 02, 2018
very helpful especially with home setting
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Almario Alexis G. O - Jacksonville, FL  ·  May 30, 2018
Very informative about new standing equipment!
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Price: $19.00
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