Many people with MS develop severe walking and balance problems and consequently spend much of their day sitting down.
Prolonged immobility can lead to the development of other problems (e.g. pressure sores, muscle wasting, contractures and pain) which can accelerate disability, mimic disease progression, impact on quality of life and cause increased healthcare needs. These problems can often be minimised if physical activity is increased.
Many people with MS, however, find exercise difficult because of their inability to stand safely. Standing frames offer people with MS a safe environment in which to stand, move and exercise whilst in an upright position within the home setting.