The Figure 8 Resistance Therapy System is designed to provide a weighted exercise program for strengthening the shoulder, scapula, and forearm muscles. The complete system includes the Ergonomic Arm Skate, therapy board with figure 8 pattern, and resistance system for progressive exercise.
The Figure 8 Resistance Therapy System helps users increase strength and range of motion in the shoulder and elbow, and is ideal for users with a hemiplegic arm. The user follows the figure-eight pattern to complete a sequence of motions, and the system can be used with or without the weights for resistance. This upper body exercise system includes a vinyl-covered board with a figure 8 pattern, an ergonomic arm skate, and a resistance system.
The Figure 8 Board measures 43.5 inches long and 26 inches wide and has a metal rim on three sides. The steel reinforcing rim makes the board rigid without being too heavy, and ensures that the skate cannot leave the exercise area. The board is covered in vinyl and has a hand hole for convenient transport. The outer edge of the board allows the unit to be clamped onto a tabletop or work surface.
The Ergonomic Arm Skate cradles the forearm and positions the hand for shoulder and elbow range of motion exercises. The universal hand piece on the skate accommodates the left or right hand and can be removed for lower extremity exercises. The low-profile skate measures 8-1/2 inches wide, 19-1/2 inches long.
The Resistance System consists of an adapted C-clamp, a pulley with ropes, and nine 8-ounce weights. The weight resistance system clamp holds the board to the working surface and provides a “pulley” system for weighted resistance. Four eye bolts are attached to the skate to hook the weight system for adding increased resistance.