Where is it used?
Power assisted exercise equipment is used by individuals all over the world in a variety of outlets which include specialist rehabilitation & therapy centres, hospitals, care homes and leisure centres.
- Plug and play installation
- Removable components for easy access and transfer of service users/ patients
- Dual function promotes simultaneous movement of upper body and lower limbs
- User friendly console
- Soft supports for good positioning and alignment
Who uses it?
Power assisted exercise equipment can be used by almost anyone regardless of age or disability. There is also a large growing number of individuals using the equipment to manage long term conditions and symptoms such as:
Balance and co-ordination problems
Dementia Parkinson's Disease
Post-operative rehabilitation, e.g. hip and knee replacements
Orthopaedic conditions, e.g. Scoliosis
Respiratory conditions, e.g. asthma, COPD, post COVID
Spinal cord injury Brain injury Cerebral Palsy
MS and other neurological conditions
Shapemaster equipment has enabled me to exercise for the first time in six years and help me regain a more confident post-stroke mobility in addition to healthy weight loss. Anyone waking up from a stroke should have access to this unique and innovative power assisted exercise equipment.
- Assistive mechanism supports initiation and enables sustained movement experience
- Repeated movements for improved neuro plasticity
- Supports fatigue management
- Reciprocal and bilateral movement patterns to promote symmetry
- Integration of lateral flexion and trunk rotation for increased rib cage mobility
- Combination therapy enables both cardiovascular & strength training
- Increased muscle strength associated with movement effort
- Group facilities support positive peer interaction
A recent survey conducted amongst over 300 service users indicated
I Can Therapy Centre
The I Can Therapy Centre in Andover was launched in November 2017. Owned, operated and managed by independent charity Valley Leisure Ltd.
West Berkshire Therapy Centre
West Berkshire Therapy Centre is a registered is a specialised therapy centre for people with disabilities. It was awarded the Queen’s Award for voluntary service.
Rotary Torso - Access Range
The Rotary Torso assists in the rotation of the upper body (above the waist) and shoulders. Rotation of the trunk is one of the first movements to decline as part of the ageing process. This is further accelerated in people with neurological changes.
Tricep Dip - Access Range
The Tricep Dip machine strengthens the muscles of the upper arm. During the push down phase of the upper limb movement, the triceps muscle will be activated. This muscle is important for reaching activities and helping to reposition and move around within a wheelchair, as well as helping increase strength for wheelchair propulsion. During the pull up phase of the upper limb movement, the biceps muscle is used. This muscle group is very important for lifting and carrying activities. In addition, the torso flexion motion of the exercise can also help build strength in that area of the body.