With the numerous changes to the United States healthcare system, long term care facilities are now looking for more efficient wellness care to offer their residents. In fact the U.S. Medicare site states by the year 2020 nearly 12 million people will need long-term care. Incorporating continuous passive exercise equipment in your wellness/exercise program helps you meet the ongoing challenges to provide better quality and more efficient care.
Continuous passive exercise products can help your residents with the aid to maintain or restore range of motion. Individuals who have trouble achieving a normal range of motion can benefit from continuous passive exercise products. These devices are intended to replace some physical therapist directed sessions by providing frequent and consistent mobilization under controlled conditions in a senior living or rehabilitation facility.
Included in Chris Towery’s article titled “Passive Exercise Benefits the Elderly and Disabled”, The numerous health benefits of physical exercise have been well documented in recent years, and many people have started incorporating increased physical activity in their daily lives. However, for the elderly and/or disabled, traditional exercise routines can be painful, dangerous, or downright impossible. Although these populations understand the tremendous value exercise has for their health and wellness, their decreased mobility can be a major barrier in their ability to safely engage in normal physical activity. Fortunately, healthcare professionals have discovered a new fitness activity, known as passive exercise, which can help almost anyone—regardless of their age or mobility levels—engage in beneficial physical activity. Passive exercise usually involves having one’s limbs gently moved back and forth and side-to-side by a medical professional to stimulate the body’s muscles and circulatory systems.
The Exerciser Elite® is a passive exercise machine providing some of the benefits of aerobic exercise through continuous passive motion. Operating the Exerciser Elite® is simple. Just lie down, relax and let the gentle swinging motion cycle up through your body. No stress or impact on the joints! This 2″ lateral movement can help promote flexibility in the ankles, knees, hips and spine, relaxation of the muscles in the back, and increase circulation in the lower extremities. The increased circulation helps relieve swelling in the ankles and legs, which can build up if one is immobile for long periods. This type of movement also helps move the lymph fluid, which, in turn, helps the body reduce excess fluid buildup and toxins. In this way, the patient is able to receive many of the same health benefits of normal aerobic exercise without putting any undue stress or impact on the legs, back, or joints.
For enhanced safety, the highest quality passive exercise machines come with adjustable speeds, so one’s body can be gently introduced to the activity. Once a patient is comfortable with the activity, the speed can be increased for even more benefit. In fact, healthy people who are able to engage in traditional exercise have used these devices as a way to supplement and enhance their aerobic activity. However, for those who can’t participate in normal exercise, the machines can be literal lifesavers, enabling even those on bed rest to gain the benefits of regular physical activity. The Exerciser Elite® is portable and lightweight making it easily accessible for all users.
Offering the Exerciser Elite® along with our specially designed table makes a great addition to your current wellness/exercise program. The Clark Exerciser Elite® Table is customized with a stability platform to hold the Exerciser Elite® in place while the high density foam and adjustable headrest gives comfort and relaxation to the user. In addition, the adjustable height allows for easier access for all sizes and heights.
Regular exercise is essential to our overall well-being. It helps increase energy levels, helps maintain a healthy heart, helps with weight control, and helps to decrease depression and fatigue. Exercise can also help with high blood pressure and diabetes. Millions of people suffer from various ailments that could be improved through regular exercise; however, we understand some individuals are unable to do aerobic type exercise. People of all ages have made improvements to their overall well-being by incorporating this revolutionary machine into their daily routine.
The Exerciser Elite® can be used in, health and exercise clubs, corporate wellness programs, employee break rooms or in the convenience of the home. Clark Wellness strives to provide the highest quality therapy products along with unsurpassed customer service. Our machines are manufactured exclusively for Clark Enterprises 2000, Inc. in an ISO-9001 Certified facility and is approved by the Electronic Testing Laboratories (ETL), to insure a reliable, quality product. The Exerciser Elite® is marketed under the classification regulation Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 890-5380 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Incorporating the Exerciser Elite® to your wellness/exerciser center helps improve the quality of residents and family caregivers’ experience.
Ideal For Use In:
- Independent Living Facilities
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Nursing Homes