Biodex Senior Rehab Balance & Mobility
Biodex
1-800-224-6339
Int'l 631-924-9000

Enhance resident care, attract more patients, strengthen partnerships and prove better outcomes… in less time.

NEW Sit2Stand™ Squat-Assist Trainer

Sit2Stand
  • Overview
  • Features

Squat-Assist Exercise to Increase Strength and
Improve Mobility

One of the most fundamental motions required for a greater quality of life is the ability to stand from a seated position. Performed many times throughout the day, this biomechanically demanding movement requires more lower extremity joint torque and range of motion than walking or stair climbing.1

Reinforce therapy strategies

The Biodex Sit2Stand Squat-Assist Trainer helps the therapist guide patients through the seated to standing motions, in a safe environment. By repeating the motions, a patient builds both lower- and upper-body muscular strength and endurance, improves flexibility and ultimately maintains/gains independence.

With attention to detail in the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand motion and the therapy process, the Biodex Sit2Stand Squat-Assist Trainer is designed for therapist-guided use, allowing full access to the patient or for use independently, to train and reinforce strategies for the sit-to-stand motion while providing a safe environment.

The Sit2Stand Squat-Assist Trainer teaches the effects of body position and joint angle to control center of mass and the role of momentum in rising by varying seat height and foot position.2 The large, comfortable contoured seat with pivoting backrest articulates naturally to correspond with pelvic tilt during sit-to-stand motion. Adjustable start- and end-seat position accommodates varying amounts of hip flexion and orthopedic conditions.

By repeating the motions, a user builds both lower- and upper-body muscular strength and endurance, improves flexibility and ultimately maintains/gains independence.

Applications

Senior Living

Wellness

Physical Therapy

Physical Rehabilitation

Provides a safe setting for a patient to move through the seated to standing motions, either independently or with a therapist’s guidance.

Wellness

Easy to use with conveniently located adjustment levers for seat height and assistance, and biomechanically positioned arm supports. Wellness members can utilize the device with minimal supervision.

Regular physical activity is one of the most important habits older adults can practice for their health. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, older adults need to perform two types of physical activity each week to improve health — aerobic and muscle strengthening.

Who will benefit from the Biodex Sit2Stand™
Squat-Assist Trainer...

Weakened, Older or Sedentary Patients/Residents.

  • Independent Living Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Wellness Centers
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers

References

  1. Lomaglio MJ, Eng Janice. Muscle strength and weight-bearing symmetry relate to sit-to-stand performance in individuals with stroke. Gait & Posture 22(2005) 126-131.
  2. Janssen WGM, et al. Determinants of the Sit-to-Stand Movement: A Review. Phys Ther. 2002;82:866-879

Biodex can give your facility The Referral Advantage™

ACCELERATED REHAB   |   IMPROVED OUTCOMES   |   REDUCED RISK OF READMISSIONS

To schedule an online presentation or for more information, Call 1-800-224-6339 or Email seniorrehab@biodex.com