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Uppertone - Backrest (For Manual Wheelchair Users)
Unassisted Muscle Strengthening System for Quadriplegics
The only product of its kind, the UPPERTONE was designed and introduced in 1990 by a C4-C5 quadriplegic. It allows people with C4-C5 and below quadriplegia (tetraplegia) due to spinal cord injury to do all the necessary upper body exercises necessary for rehabilitation and maintenance, without any assistance. Indeed they can make all the adjustments, including resistance, without hand grip strength, cuffs, or assistance.
The prototype model of the UPPERTONE was first displayed at the 1990 Los Angeles Abilities Expo. The UPPERTONE is the only machine on the market that allows people with quadriplegia due to spinal cord injury or other causes to exercise and rehabilitate themselves truly independently. It does not require wrist cuffs. Its unique design and features allow quads to move around and between its three stations, as well as vary resistance, without assistance.
Because of these features, the UPPERTONE is currently being used at rehabs and hospitals, that treat people with spinal cord injury. In addition many colleges, universities, fitness centers and access centers that cater to people with spinal cord injury have bought the UPPERTONE.
- Prevents people in manual chairs from tipping over backwards when they do the chest press.
- This is just the backrest; Uppertone Unit sold separately.
|Exercise||Muscles Strengthened||Functional Benefits||Postural Benefits|
|Deltoid Press 2||Middle Deltoid1, Pectoralis major, Anterior Deltoid, Supraspinatus, Upper and lower trapezius.||Self care activities, Loading and unloading wheelchair, Lifting objects.||Broad shoulders.|
|Reverse Deltoid Press 2||Anterior Deltoid, Pectoralis major, Middle Deltoid, Supraspinatus, Upper and lower trapezius||Same as above||Broad shoulders.|
|Biceps, Brachialis, Brachioradialis, Pronator teres.||Self care activities, Loading and unloading wheelchair, lifting objects.||Shapes and isolates biceps.|
|Reverse Curls 2||Brachioradialis, Biceps, Pronator teres||Transfer activities such as repositioning legs.||Shapes and isolates biceps.|
|Posterior deltoid, Rhomboids, Latissimus dorsi, Infraspinatus, Teres major and minor, Middle trapezius.||Balance strong anterior deltoid muscles, Wheelchair sports, Open manual doors, Pulling activities, Transfers, Wheelchair propulsion.||Broad shoulders, Reduced slouch, Square shoulders.|
|Lateral Shoulder Raise 2||Anterior deltoid, Pectoralis major (clavicular), Middle deltoid, Biceps, Supraspinatus, Upper and lower trapezius.||Defines and isolates neck.|
|Reverse Lateral Raises 2||Middle deltoid, Pectoralis major (clavicular), Supraspinatus, Upper and lower trapezius.|
|Pectoralis major, Anterior deltoid, Coracoblisachialis, Serratus anterior, Pectoralis minor, Subscapularis, Triceps.||Driving and braking, Wheelchair propulsion, Transfers, Pressure relief||Broad chest.|
|Seated Chest Press
|Triceps, Anterior deltoid, Coracobrachialis, Serratus anterior, Pectoralis major and minor, Subscapularis.||Same as above.||Broad chest.|
|Lat Pull3||Latissimus dorsi, Pectoralis major (sternal portion), Pectoralis minor, Posterior deltoid, Rhomboids, Teres major.||Pressure relief, transfers.||V shaped upper body, Reduced slouch.|
|Infraspinatus, Posterior deltoid, Rhomboids, Teres minor.||Counteract tight internal rotators. Transfers, Pressure relief.|
|Seated Crunch||Rectus Abdominus, External Obliques, Internal Obliques.||Posture, Balance||Flat Abdomen|
|Latissimus dorsi, Lower trapezius, Pectoralis minor, Subclavius, Teres major, Triceps.||Transfers, Pressure relief.|
|Shoulder Extensions3||Posterior deltoids, Latissimus dorsi,Teres major, Triceps.||Wheelchair sports, Pulling activities, Transfers.|
|Shoulder Depressors||Lower trapezius, Latissimus dorsi, Teres major, Pectoralis minor.||Transfers, Pressure relief, Wheelchair propulsion|
|Triceps, Anconeus||Reaching overhead, Transfers, Pressure relief, Wheelchair propulsion.||Add size and definition to triceps.|
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