Those who stand throughout the day actually move quite often. It is when they stop to actually perform a task, that the more serious risks of fatigue and muscular skeletal disorder appear. Our patented StandRite-Pro balance support controls postural sway for balance and unlocks the knees to provide stability. There is simply no more sensible way to address the health and the cost of human resources.
Why Standing hurts
When humans stand we experience postural sway. That's why we lean on walls and tables or we find a chair or stool. Did you know that movement is also a form of controlling sway? But if the body has no where to stabilize and movement is not an option, it works extremely hard to remain upright in gravity. As we begin to experience energy loss and resulting discomfort, our focus shifts from the task to relief of the fatigue and subsequent pain we begin to feel. In an effort to stabilize, we lock our knees and continue with the task. But locked knees creates dangerous torque levels in the lower back because the hips cannot hinge properly. Pain is the body's alarm that something is wrong and to make an urgent change.
How StandRite-Pro Helps
The StandRite-Pro balance support provides a comfortable balance point at the shins to control postural sway and reduce the fatigue we experience for periods when we have to stand. This also improves our engagement and energy levels as we work. The shin pad creates positive shin angle which engages proper hip hinge movement. Just like dead lifting or athletics, this hip hinge reduces the lower back torque we experience in normal reach/lift tasks. The shin pad angle interrupts the gravity line that travels down the spine and into the feet when knees are locked. This comfortable lean point actually redirects about 20% of the body weight into slight force against the pad.
What sets us apart
The StandRite-Pro is the first of it's kind product designed to control postural sway while standing. The StandRite-Pro brings a sensible and effective solution to the postural sway and locked knees. The StandRite-Pro provides a forward, engaged, dynamic stance to standing tasks and provides unimpeded ingress and egress to from the comfortable shin pad.
A few testimonials...
David Gilboe, P.T. - Practicing physical therapist and owner of David Gilboe And Associates Physical and Occupational Therapy.
"I have been practicing outpatient therapy for over forty years with experience in musculoskeletal injuries, postural training and ergonomic assessment.
I was introduced to the StandRite-Pro device approximately six months ago. I’ve had the opportunity to use it in my office with both staff and patients. Using the StandRite-Pro device promotes postural efficiency in those whose job involves performing standing activities. This, in turn, decreases energy expenditure and may decrease repetitive stress injuries in this population. When used properly, as instructed, I see no detrimental effect associated with intermittent use of the StandRite-Pro."
Angie Beckett – Therapeutic Riding Instructor – Fibromyalgia and MS sufferer
“I can now walk 90% of the time without the use of my cane when before I needed that assistance all the time. I can now get down on the floor to play with my children when before I couldn’t even bend down. I danced in my kitchen when that has not been previously possible. My eyesight would decline during the day to nearly being legally blind at times but now even my sight has improved so much that I returned to the library again. Even writing this short letter was something I could not do four weeks ago. I am blessed to have been able to use the HBS product. I have not only improved in every facet of my quality of life, but I have “a” life again! I have hope again! I can now live without pain most of the time. Before I started using your product, I was having bad days 4-5 days a week. After using this, I am now down to having a bad time only 2-3 hours a week!”
Bob Ezor – Pioneer Broach – Owner
”The unit has proven to be very effective. The tool maker using the unit had previously been thru an extensive layoff due to back surgery.(disc replacement). His productivity is back up and he is much happier having the support provided by the HBS1001. Thank you very much!!"