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GPK UPPERTONE Unassisted Muscle Strengthening System for Quadriplegics

Product Description

Product Description

Unassisted Muscle Strengthening System for Quadriplegics

The only product of its kind, the UPPERTONE was designed and introduced in 1990 by a C4-C5 quadriplegic. It allows people with C4-C5 and below quadriplegia (tetraplegia) due to spinal cord injury to do all the necessary upper body exercises necessary for rehabilitation and maintenance, without any assistance. Indeed they can make all the adjustments, including resistance, without hand grip strength, cuffs, or assistance.

Complete operation of Uppertone system can be performed without hand grip strength. Enables quadriplegics to achieve and maintain independence through unassisted rehabilitation in the home or facility.

The UPPERTONE is now in use in spinal cord injury treatment centers, rehabilitation facilities, universities and colleges, and homes in more than twenty countries.

Features

Quad Adjustable:

  • Resistance System

  • Dual Resistance System

  • Station Heights

  • Gripless System

  • Station Widths

Why UPPERTONE is Uniquely for Quads

  • Complete Independent Function - Controls are designed so that they can be adjusted without gripping. This allows quads to make all necessary adjustments, such as station height, station width, and resistance, unassisted. Users can thus move between UPPERTONE’s stations and do all sixteen exercises by themselves from their manual or power wheelchairs

  • Unique Variable Resistance System - Designed specifically for quads, this thoughtfully conceived system allows users to vary resistance without having to add or remove weights. In addition, users can adjust resistance from 4 lbs to 100 lbs in any desired increment, rather the five and ten pound increments required by other exercise equipment. This meets the needs of those users who must measure improvements in small, rather than large, increments.

  • Two Weight Sets - UPPERTONE is designed so that resistance is set independently for each upper-body side. This provides increased muscle group isolation, and allows people to compensate for differences in strength between the two sides. 

  • Unique Foam Padded Lever System - Allows all exercises to be performed without gripping. It also guides the arms through the full range of motion, thereby allowing the user to maintain a balanced, stable position in the wheelchair.

  • Foam Covered Back Support System - Stabilizes and ensures that manual wheel chair users do not tip over backwards.

  • Adjustable Station Heights - Heights of all exercise stations can be adjusted in very small increments. This allows people of any height, in manual or power wheelchairs, to use UPPERTONE. These small adjustments to station height can also be used to adjust the amount of emphasis that is placed on the different muscles that are being strengthened during any exercise. This makes it possible to correct for the imbalanced strength in interrelated muscles that often accompanies quadriplegia. 

  • Adjustable Station Width - Distances between shoulder and hand positions can be independently adjusted for each side in very small increments. This allows people of different builds to use UPPERTONE. These small adjustments to station width can also be used to adjust the amount of emphasis that is placed on the different muscles that are being strengthened during any exercise. This also makes it possible to correct for the imbalanced strength in interrelated muscles that often accompanies quadriplegia.

Product Details

CSI Division: 11 66 13
CSI Division Title: Exercise Equipment
Product Cut Sheet/Specs/Demo: http://www.quadriplegia.com/downloads/uthr.pdf

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