Exercise Equipment Machine For Paralysis

After suffering a serious motorcycle accident in 2006 Paul Cooksey was left as a paraplegic C3 complete at T1. He is paralysed from the mid-chest down. After spending nearly a year in a hospital bed he had put on a lot of weight and was not feeling good about himself. As he began to get more active he began to feel better. As the man who established the Paralympic Games in England, Dr Ludwig Guttamann, discovered many years earlier, the best way to cope with a disability is to get active.

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Three different models available

However, getting active when you have paralysis is not easy, and so Paul invented the Invictus Active Trainer. This is a wheelchair accessible treadmill which allows the user to perform an intense aerobic upper body workout. There are now three different models available, and people with paralysis are discovering the multiple health benefits of having a machine specifically designed to meet their needs.

Discover the multiple health benefits

The ramp allows the wheelchair user to position the back wheels onto the rollers. Then push, just like you would normally. The main difference is that as you don’t need to look where you are going, as you are not actually moving. That allows you to focus all of your attention on the pushing movement. With regular use, your technique will improve, and you will find that normal every day pushing becomes easier and less tiring.

The Invictus Active Trainer is a great aerobic exercise that can burn up to 350-Kcal in just 30-minutes. That means that you will burn off fat and improve the condition of your heart and lungs. You will reduce your chance of developing Diabetes Type II and of having a heart attack. Your body will look and feel better and your attitude to life will improve too. For people with paralysis, the Invictus Active Trainer is the only piece of exercise equipment you need to improve your health.