GTS gravity trainer works well with clients affected by paralysis

Using the GTS provides a great range of exercises for upper and lower body without the need to move the client into too many different positions. We will need to add a few adaptations to improve its usability but a definite positive addition to our exercise equipment

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12 months of walking with Ekso

EKSO having a rest whilst the client continues to exercise

EKSO having a rest whilst the client continues to exercise

The challenge is on, one client is using the Ekso for the next 12 months. An excellent tool for learning to walk again following traumatic injury.

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When will we be connected?

Well we were told by BT open reach that we would be connected on 17 February between 0800and 1300. No one turned up and we are now told no phone connection until Thursday. We will also have to wait 7-10 working days for our internet connection. What a speedy service by all communications companies

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Improve exercise tolerance with stronger inspiratory mechanisms

Many of our clients are using powerbreathe, some through prescription from their G.P others buying the sports models. They are feeling the benefits within 4weeks and additional benefits such as improved core stability, and ability to breathe with less effort during spasticity which previously left some totaly breathless. The benefits are many as listed below.

Reduced breathlessness & restored breathing power
Increased inspiratory muscle strength by up to 45%
Improved quality of life in people with major debilitating conditions
Enhanced exercise tolerance in people with major debilitating conditions
Reduced consumption of medication of up to 79% in asthma patients
Reduced ß2-agonists consumption by up to 79% in patients with asthma
Showed an improvement in asthma symptoms by up to 75% in 3 weeks
Improvements in inspiratory muscle strength of 55% in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Improvements in endurance of 86% in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Improvements in quality of life by 21% in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Improvements in dyspnoea by 36% in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Taken from Powerbreathe.com (powerbreathe benefits)

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Power plate good for those tight muscles

Using the vibro-gym at 50hz helps clients loosen tight muscles even when spasticity causes excessive muscle tension

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