Stand up BY YOURSELF
The Wizard Stander in plain English.
The Wizard Stander is a device that uses an adjustable upper shin (tibia) support to create a mechanical advantage in the correct position on the shin to facilitate safe standing and
allow repeated motion for rehabilitation purposes.
The device positions the knees to be held in the optimal position to allow a safer standing motion. This enables the person to lean further forward over their knees, ensuring the
whole body is balanced vertically throughout the motion. The user and devices mutual balance position is adjustable by either moving the support further away from the person or lowering it. Both directions should be adjusted to allow optimum use, but lowering is sufficient in many cases.
The elderly often lack ankle flexibility which contributes to their difficulty in getting sufficient weight shift forward to balance over their feet and to push up. They may need the upper
shin support up high to L.,,e as a fulcrum point for their upper shin (tibias) in early stages of
The Wizard Stander is a device that can offer progressive rehab, for post-stroke, hip and
knee replacement operations, or just fear of falling. The Wizard Stander can be used from the initial acute stage. It is both portable and affordable, and can used at home, in a full
residential nursing home or rehabilitation environment.
A THERAPIST WOULD RE-WORD IT AS'
The Adjustability of the tibia support facilitates the anterior translation of the proximal
tibia that is required during the sit- to- stand transition. As the users strength and movement control improves, the tibia support can be progressively lowered to reduce the
mechanical advantage. This requires more strength thus facilitating the progress of strengthening and pattern training of the muscles and balance.
Milly Johnson, Nurse
WIzard Stander is a great help to dress, undress, clean and change incontinence pads. I don’t have to hurt my back helping patients anymore and they feel a lot more confident in themselves.
John Locke, Happy Customer
I Sped up my rehabilitation by 6 months. Couldn’t have done it without the Wizard Stander
Jennifer Harrison, Happy Customer
My independence was important to me. I hated having to ask for help to get up. Now I don’t have to anymore!
I regard "sit-to-stand" to be one of the most effective exercises to improve functional mobility. 💬
Diane Jensen, Physiotherapist
How does it work?
“Sit-to-Stand” (STS) involves four main phases:
Flexion momentum (leaning forward), momentum-transfer (seat-off), extension (moving to upright position)
and stabilisation phase.
The Wizard Stander is designed to facilitate a safe, therapeutic method of actively moving from sitting to
standing (and standing to sitting) by enabling two crucial components of the STS transition:
• Maintaining the centre of gravity over the feet from “seat-off” phase to stabilisation phase
• Providing anti-gravity support at the knees to facilitate extension and stabilisation phases