Balance of Physical Therapy Exercise Equipment
Because the effective weight of the patient is reduced by the Up n’ Go, the patient requires less strength to return to a balanced position. Additionally the pelvic support provided allows the patient additional response time to correct imbalance. Both of these factors make it is easier to teach the patient the necessary weight shifting maneuvers which are require in walking.
For the patient to achieve normal balance they must not use their upper extremity to supplement their balance capability. The patient can use the Up n’ Go “hands free” to achieve this goal.