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    I haven't been stood upright since 1996 and I really want to get a standing frame now that I have more time. Which are the best? Any suggestions?

    Thank you [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    "I'm lost. I'm no guide, but I'm by your side." - Pearl Jam
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  • #2
    I can't remember your level of injury, but if you have any use of your arms at all, you might want to consider a glider instead. This is the one we recommend: Easy Stand 6000

    Otherwise, we like the same company's standing frame: Easy Stand 5000

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    • #3
      stand aid. i have the one w/ as jack and hand pump. very simple, very sturdy
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      • #4
        Saorsa

        The glider 6000 is the best standing frame for quads, where u can also work out while you standing, check out the www.easystand.com

        PS. Dont worry about the price, I got a friend who can hook you up for almost half price of what you see in there.
        Lugi.
        My email: luigi91377@yahoo.com
        every time you fall,
        stand up tall....
        come back for more

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        • #5
          I'm a C5/6 complete with no tricep function. Would the glider's arm action still work for me?

          "I'm lost. I'm no guide, but I'm by your side." - Pearl Jam
          "I'm lost. I'm no guide, but I'm by your side." - Pearl Jam

          "It decomposes, mendicant, therefore, truly, one calls this the world." -- Loka Sutta

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Saorsa:

            I'm a C5/6 complete with no tricep function. Would the glider's arm action still work for me?

            "I'm lost. I'm no guide, but I'm by your side." - Pearl Jam
            Saorsa,

            I think that the 6000 glider will be lil' dificul in begining, on the other hand that's why you need a 6000 glider so that you can gradualy build up your triceps vs the other standers where you gonna be all passive.
            You can start out by locking your elbows, which it will strengthen your delts., shoulders, triceps,& so on.....

            every time you fall,
            stand up tall....
            come back for more
            every time you fall,
            stand up tall....
            come back for more

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            • #7
              You could also call rehab centers in your area and find out if they have one you could try. If not I think the easystand people will bring one to your house for you to test.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by luigi91377:

                Originally posted by Saorsa:
                I'm a C5/6 complete with no tricep function. Would the glider's arm action still work for me?
                Saorsa,

                I think that the 6000 glider will be lil' dificul in begining, on the other hand that's why you need a 6000 glider so that you can gradualy build up your triceps vs the other standers where you gonna be all passive.
                You can start out by locking your elbows, which it will strengthen your delts., shoulders, triceps,& so on.....
                Luigi, no matter how hard you exercise, if the muscle is not innervated, it's not going to work - Saorsa is C5/6 Complete with no triceps - just thought I'd point that out. [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

                Saorsa - I'm C6/7 Complete with only one weakish tricep and I can push the handles fine. The side with triceps is obviously easier but the other side compensates by using your shoulders.

                Good luck.
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                Phil C6
                "If you can't explain it to me in less than 10 seconds, it's probably not worth knowing anyway..." - Calvin

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Phil:

                  Originally posted by luigi91377:
                  Originally posted by Saorsa:
                  I'm a C5/6 complete with no tricep function. Would the glider's arm action still work for me?
                  Saorsa,

                  I think that the 6000 glider will be lil' dificul in begining, on the other hand that's why you need a 6000 glider so that you can gradualy build up your triceps vs the other standers where you gonna be all passive.
                  You can start out by locking your elbows, which it will strengthen your delts., shoulders, triceps,& so on.....
                  Luigi, no matter how hard you exercise, if the muscle is not innervated, it's not going to work - Saorsa is C5/6 Complete _with no triceps_ - just thought I'd point that out. [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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                  AO

                  I was speaking from my experience, that my triceps have recovered to a 4+ left, 5 on the right since I work on the glider, if my case is an exception then I think on other people at least the shoulders,& deltoits will definitly get stronger, plus other parts.
                  Saorsa - I'm C6/7 Complete with only one weakish tricep and I can push the handles fine. The side with triceps is obviously easier but the other side compensates by using your shoulders.

                  Good luck.
                  every time you fall,
                  stand up tall....
                  come back for more
                  every time you fall,
                  stand up tall....
                  come back for more

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                  • #10
                    Do you really have to have the ability to transfer independently as a quad to be able to use the glider 6000?

                    Anyone over 6 ft. using one, at at least a C5/6 injury level using one?

                    Dennis is 6'2 about 185 pounds, he cannot transfer independently at all.

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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE]Originally posted by luigi91377:

                      [QUOTE]Originally posted by Phil:
                      Originally posted by luigi91377:
                      Originally posted by Saorsa:
                      I'm a C5/6 complete with no tricep function. Would the glider's arm action still work for me?
                      Saorsa,

                      I think that the 6000 glider will be lil' dificul in begining, on the other hand that's why you need a 6000 glider so that you can gradualy build up your triceps vs the other standers where you gonna be all passive.
                      You can start out by locking your elbows, which it will strengthen your delts., shoulders, triceps,& so on.....
                      Luigi, no matter how hard you exercise, if the muscle is not innervated, it's not going to work - Saorsa is C5/6 Complete _with no triceps_
                      ------------------------------------------

                      AO

                      I was speaking from my experience, that my triceps have recovered to a 4+ left, 5 on the right since I work on the glider, if my case is an exception then I think on other people at least the shoulders,& deltoits will definitly get stronger, plus other parts.
                      Luigi.

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                      Saorsa - I'm C6/7 Complete with only one weakish tricep and I can push the handles fine. The side with triceps is obviously easier but the other side compensates by using the shoulders.
                      AO.
                      every time you fall,
                      stand up tall....
                      come back for more

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Meg:

                        Do you really have to have the ability to transfer independently as a quad to be able to use the glider 6000?

                        Anyone over 6 ft. using one, at at least a C5/6 injury level using one?

                        Dennis is 6'2 about 185 pounds, he cannot transfer independently at all.
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                        Meg,

                        It is always good to be able to transfer on your own but, not everyone can do it in the begining, regardless weather is wheelchair, bed, glider, car or whatever...as long as Denis has someone to help him with transfers its all good he needs to work out his muscles, then later he will start to transfer on his own, as transfering is part of work out anyway, Denis will not be able to transfer unless he keeps on trying [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img] then it's one obsticle less.
                        PS. This is from my experience.

                        every time you fall,
                        stand up tall....
                        come back for more
                        every time you fall,
                        stand up tall....
                        come back for more

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                        • #13
                          Saorsa, we have a standing frame that we do not use anymore because Chad's wheelchair stands him up. Chad is a C4 complete so his frame would be compatible with your lack of arm function. PM me if you would like to have this for the cost of shipping it to you. It's old, but still works fine. (edited to add: I'll ask Chad tonight what type/brand it is, I don't know off hand what it is, and I'm at work and can't just go look, it's at home in the shed)

                          Ami
                          Wife of Chad (C4/5 since 1988), mom of a great teenager

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                          • #14
                            I have a standing wheel chair I use as my own chair, it feels good to stand I use it all the time in the warehouse at work and its nice to use in the kitchen. I'm a para but they make chairs for quads. I used it when I got married in October to stand at our ceremony it was nice. Here is there web site. www.standingcompany.com

                            Back to work finally

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                            • #15
                              Sorry the web site is www.Standing Company.com

                              Back to work finally

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