We use power assisted exercise machines supplied by Shapemaster. Shapemaster power assisted exercise offers a positive and accessible option for a broad range of conditions. Unlike conventional equipment, Shapemaster does not rely exclusively on muscle power but by an electronic power system enabling users to work passively or actively, depending on their ability. As the user does not have to provide the motive force, they do not have to overcome inertia in order to use the equipment. Shapemaster equipment can be used by almost anyone regardless of age or disability. A large growing number of individuals are using Shapemaster to manage long term conditions such as stroke, parkinson's disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions (asthma & COPD), dementia, balance and co-ordination problems, brain and spinal injury, arthritis and post-operative rehabilitation.
Shapemaster provides safe exercise to all the major muscle groups and:
- Encourages reciprocal, symmetrical and bilateral movement which can be adapted to individual needs
- Help re-train muscle patterns, whilst at the same time stimulating the muscles for improved circulation
- Improves mobility, aerobic fitness, increases strength and enhances self- efficacy.
Other benefits include improved cardiovascular fitness, increased flexibility & circulation, reduction in mental health problems such as depression, stress and anxiety, improved balance & co-ordination and social interaction.
Because Shapemaster users benefit from exercising all major muscle groups in short bursts of time, many patient groups are benefiting from a full body workout in just 30 minutes!