Benefits of Pneumatic Technology for Exercise and Rehab

When it comes to specialist or professional exercise and rehabilitation facilities, it’s essential to have the best equipment to provide patients with effective treatments and aid them in their recovery. Traditionally, weight stack machines would be used in these settings, however, they pose a risk of injury and strain due to the uneven amount of effort required when exercising. The main driver for their uneven nature is the speed of movement. For example, if a user moves through an exercise too quickly, inertia can dramatically increase, putting the user at risk of injury.

Unlike traditional weight stack machines, pneumatic devices reduce the risk of injury by providing smooth and consistent resistance, reducing the danger of sudden, uncontrolled movement. The word "pneumatic" means compressed air and that is exactly where the resistance in these machines comes from. This type of training is commonly referred to as resistance training. Due to the level of control offered by pneumatic exercise and rehab machines, they provide patients with more confidence in their abilities, allowing them to focus on their workout goal rather than worrying about potential strain or overexertion.

Keiser Pneumatic Technology

That’s where Keiser comes in: with their array of innovative pneumatic products, they are at the forefront of innovation within the world of medical and rehabilitation equipment. Their pneumatic resistance technology negates the effects of inertia and momentum when exercising- allowing clients to strengthen the body with significantly lower compressive, tensile and shear forces acting on joints, muscles, and soft tissue. These effects are felt regardless of speed and enable safe loading of the musculoskeletal system, eliciting both type 1 & 2 muscle fibre types.

In addition to its unparalleled resistance technology, Keiser offers a wide array of equipment that is specially designed with the medical and rehabilitation industry in mind. This includes everything from stationary bikes and ellipticals to strength machines and total body trainers, all of which are fully customisable to meet the needs of patients. Keiser’s resistance technology is ideal for building strength and endurance in patients with chronic conditions, such as osteoporosis or sarcopenia (muscle wasting). With its adjustable resistance and full range of motion capabilities, Keiser’s equipment is ideal for patients looking to maintain or build lean muscle mass while also promoting bone health, including athletes or those who play for professional sports teams.

Benefits of Keiser for Physiotherapists

  • Precision Control - Change resistance without changing position – even during exercise.
  • Objective Measurements - Instant feedback with a large digital display that shows resistance, sets, repetitions, and peak power.
  • Test Protocols - Each machine has the ability to deliver strength testing protocols.
  • Versatile for Rehab - Therapists and patients can instantly and precisely progress loading.
  • Space Optimising - The smallest machine footprint in the industry, allowing maximum benefit to your space.
  • Education and training support - Industry-leading training to support and upskill your clinical rehab team.

Keiser Range

Functional Training

Train real-world movement at real-world speed. From professional athletes to elderly and disabled clients, Keiser’s Infinity Series trainers are the most efficient way to develop functional, real-world power — on any plane, at any speed. Whatever the motion you want to train — throwing a baseball, swinging a club, or just performing the activities of daily living — Keiser’s Infinity Series lets you train the neuromuscular system at the speed of life.

Strength Training

Only Keiser’s Dynamic Variable Resistance safely builds strength at any speed, which is the key to building maximum power (Force x Velocity). Keiser strength machines enable you to develop power, and Power is the key to Performance.

Keiser's strength training equipment can be used diagnostically to determine strength deficits between the limbs, to note any changes between treatment sessions or used as part of an exercise rehab programme. They offer unilateral and bilateral limb training and the ability for fast, easy, and precise eccentric overloading.

Cardio Training - M Series

M Series Cardio Products are made to Keiser’s exacting standards and give you the finest in quality, service and performance. Keiser M Series Indoor Bikes revolutionised the world of group fitness when they came on the market over two decades ago.

Today, their M3i Total Body Trainer is perfect for those seeking a full-body workout, allowing clients to train their upper and lower body at the same time or independently, or even perform single limb rehabilitative movements

In addition, Keiser Integrated Technology uses Bluetooth® connectivity and allows you to monitor each athlete’s performance while on the bike in real time on a smartphone or tablet and retain the data to monitor progress.

Accessible Low-Impact Workouts

The development of the M7i began as a compact unit that would fit in hallways of retirement communities for residents in wheelchairs and scooters to roll up to and exercise. From there it grew into a full-blown rehab machine. Using Keiser’s magnetic resistance technology, the M7i provides a smooth, quiet, stair-climbing motion from a comfortable recumbent position. It offers versatility, portability and flexibility as a full-body resistance machine suitable for clients with reduced mobility.

Keiser's equipment offers a unique set of benefits that make it ideal for medical and rehabilitation settings. Its pneumatic resistance technology, customisation capabilities, and safety features all contribute to making it a valuable tool for practitioners looking to provide their patients with the best possible care.

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