Squatting is a key exercise to build lower extremity strength. The support arms of the Up n’ Go perform several key functions to assist in this exercise.
- The support arm moves freely up and down while supplying a constant amount of lifting support. The user can perform knee bends over a wide range of motion from shallow bends to 90°. As the lifting arms move up and down the support provided by the Up n’ Go remains the same.
- The caregiver can coach the amount the user’s knee bends by gently positioning the lifting arms to encourage the desired result.
- As the user’s strength builds, the amount of support provided by the Up n’ Go can be adjusted to be less.
- Squats an be performed with both legs or with either leg separately. Working with each leg independently allows the caregiver and user to work on conditioning based on the need of each leg.