Studies conducted with the aid of electromyography have instead shown that muscle groups of the lower body are activated in a continuous manner to stabilize the knee joint.
Solutions for orthopedic pathologies
Help your patients to a speedier recovery of the full efficiency of their shoulder, knee or back after an operation or injury. Discover the solutions we have designed for speedy, complete recovery.
Following an injury or surgery, physical exercise is essential for restoring full efficiency and movement. Returning to active life is indeed the best cure for a complete recovery. On the other hand, patients suffering from osteoporosis or arthritis can be cured with a therapy that helps them to perform daily activities.
From physiotherapy to rehabilitation, here are the recommended solutions for these pathologies.
Solutions for speedy recovery
Post-surgical and post-injury training, or training geared towards maintaining efficiency in case of orthopedic diseases, combines cardiovascular exercises, movements for improving flexibility and muscle strengthening exercises. Here are some of our proposals:
Cardiovascular training beneficial for the entire body
The cardiovascular system carries oxygen to body tissues and, therefore, improving its efficiency favors the patient’s speedier recovery during rehabilitation. Our crosstrainer Vario MD crosstrainer is very useful during this phase as, thanks to its variable stride that has a low impact on the joints, it enables the user to select the movement based on his/her abilities. Thanks to its adjustable lever, the Recline MD Inclusive machine also allows for pedaling with a perfectly safe, reduced range of movement.
Instead Top MD Inclusive, if used in the erect position, may help maintain cardiovascular efficiency without engaging the lower part of the body.
Enhancing flexibility and endurance
Injuries and surgery cause the joints to lose their suppleness and lead to muscle tightness. Restoring these functions favors recovery and prevents relapses. In this case, training with Flexability could be useful as it enables the user to stretch muscles gradually and in a safe manner.
Weaker muscles or loss of muscle mass are also among the consequences of injury and surgery. Strengthening exercises, for example using the Selection range or Vario Pulley, allow for more rapid toning and strengthening of the muscles.
Functional training for balance and stability
To complete the therapy, and after rehabilitation, it is advisable to perform functional exercises that enable the patient to enhance his/her motor abilities, in addition to proprioception, balance and stability. In this case, Kinesis One and Arke are a useful solution.
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