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Scientific Solutions For Fitness

HUR’s use of air resistance
overcomes the effort of
lifting static weights at
the start of an exercise
Fitness solutions
for sports injury
& rehab
Cardiovascular performance
Zero resistance is particularly useful stress at the joint often associated with
and strength are proven means
for vulnerable joints such as knees and common free weight exercises.”
to help prevent injury, resist
shoulders. Adjustments in load can be CV equipment may also be used to
illness, promote recovery and
made at any time during the range of increase mobility. Jon Johnston, MD
reduce medical costs. As an
available movement, which enables the of Matrix Fitness Systems, says: “The Inclusive Research Associate,
practitioner to, for example, load a joint Krankcycle is ideal for people with SCIFIT understands the
isometrically or eccentrically. reduced lower body mobility who importance of finding fitness
want a cardiovascular workout. The
solutions for a wide variety
STAGE 2 MOBILITY low impact exercise ensures it’s safe
of users and with a number
The second stage of the rehabilitation for all users, and the independent
of machines IFI accredited at
process focuses on mobility. Range of and adjustable arms provide a way of
Stage 2, they are one of the
movement restrictions in any joint mean improving the range of motion and
leading suppliers of fitness
the body is out of balance. Over time, building strength for people with
equipment to the sports injury
the body compensates for this, with reduced mobility in the upper body.”
and rehabilitation sectors.
additional work performed by other Dalgleish adds: “The Same Side
areas either above or below the Forward action of the arms on our Total
restricted joint, which may lead to pain, Body Arc Trainer [same arm and leg
The SCIFIT range offers a
further injury and limited performance. moving together, see photo p49] means
complete cardio and strength
Powles says: “Increasing mobility and less spinal torsion, which assists the
solution and in addition to
restoring movement can be achieved via return to function for those recovering
being developed with the
Kinesis’ 5m cable range. This allows any from spinal injuries.”
sports injury and rehabilitation
range of movement under a consistent
clinics in mind, they will meet
force production, from the smallest STAGE 3 RESTORING
IFI requirements and open
isolation all the way up to full chain work.” MOVEMENT PATTERNS your facility to new customer
Dalgleish adds: “Cybex’s selectorised Phase three is to return the individual to markets.
strength machines ensure that the specific functional exercises and
cam design matches the force curve sports-specific movement patterns.
of the muscle being trained, so the Having established stability and returned
SCIFIT Ltd UK
right amount of resistance is provided mobility to the injured area, there now
Tel 01344 300022
throughout the range of movement, needs to be integration of the joint(s)
Email info@scifit.uk.com
however restricted the range of into full body movement patterns.
movement may be. The consistent Peter Hope, business development
torque around the joint reduces the manager for BalanceMaster, says: “The
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