At STEPS we have a range of top quality, brand new rehabilitation gym equipment, carefully chosen with a particular focus on flexibility to enable the best possible levels of accessibility to the greatest number of individuals. This is the range of low and high tech rehabilitation equipment so far…
- the Kinesis One is a resistance machine that uses a cable system with height adjustable hand holds. This allows the machine to be used for functional movements in three planes. Exercises can be done in sitting or standing and from a wheelchair
- a Motomed Active Passive Trainer – This Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) cycling is available for individuals with paralysis or weakness, allowing a cardiovascular workout and increased muscle bulk, following a spinal cord injury, stroke, MS or other neurological challenge. Functional Electrical Stimulation is a technique where muscles are stimulated externally, again allowing someone to move when they otherwise may not be able too. This improves circulation, eases spasms and strengthens muscles vital for long-term health.
- a Concept 2 Rower which has modifications to allow us to provide adaptive rowing, this is a growing sport/activity which is now accessible to a wider community
- Saebo equipment for upper limb rehabilitation is well known for facilitating individuals who struggle to move their arms independently
- a static upright bike
- a rehab treadmill that can be used as a walking harness
- parallel bars (height and width adjustable) that can again be used with a walking harness
- free weights and kettlebells
- TRK suspension training allows you to safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, and mobility at varying intensity. Many of these can also be performed in sitting
- classic standing Frame is a free standing vertical stander, designed to enable people to be safely raised from sitting to standing and then be positively supported during their standing rehab program. This can be used by people with a wide range of conditions; adults with spinal and head injuries, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease all have the potential to stand using this piece of equipment
- a Tilt Table for those who need support to readjust back to standing giving multiple physical and psychological health benefits
For people who need help to get from A to B, we have a choice of moving and handling equipment, again specified to ensure maximum independence. There is a ceiling track hoist in the gym to facilitate transfers over a large area onto equipment and between different surfaces.
We are also currently reviewing several types virtual reality (VR) rehab equipment as well as various assistive technologies so keep an eye on this page for updates.