Chapter 5

Stand up

This chapter shows how the patient can stand up with the help of the caregiver.

When mobilizing the patient into standing up, he must feel safe. The caregiver must be close to the patient. The patient’s feet must be positioned sufficiently far back and flat on the floor. If they are too far to the front, the patient is unable to move his center of gravity above the supporting surface which makes standing up more difficult. The exact sequence and the rhythm are crucial when standing up. It is vital that the upper body is tilted forward to achieve sufficient pressure on the feet. Standing up must be practised from different heights.


Exercise – Mobilization into standing up