The treadmill for rehabilitation enabling the elderly or persons with reduced mobility to be able to perform physical exercises in a safe and comfortable.
They are articles designed to guarantee a secure grip, avoiding dangerous falls or loss of balance during use.
In this mini guide, we present three different rehabilitation treadmill models , highlighting their features, as well as advantages and disadvantages.
Do not forget that there are also other types such as those without motor that do not produce noise such as magnetic treadmills or those that take up little space such as space- saving treadmills .
1. Folding Treadmill For Home Use
The electric treadmill it is made of steel alloy, so it is very solid with its thirty-six kilograms of weight. It works with an electric motor, useful for making the sliding belt work, facilitating its sliding.
It has a practical LCD display, with high efficiency computerized operation; the screen allows you to program, view and store the parameters for controlling the calories burned, the distance traveled, the times used, the speed used during training; three different modes of use and speed can be set.
It is also possible to customize the trend by setting some basic parameters, such as the slope. This feature allows you to perform various exercises, even when stationary or at a very slow pace.
A shock absorber is integrated into the operating mechanism, able to guarantee silent use: with its forty decibels it does not present any acoustic disturbance in domestic environments.
For the realization of this treadmill solid materials have been used, steel alloys in particular that make it very resistant and guarantee a long life.
The solidity and sturdiness allow it to be used by people who have a high body weight, even over one hundred and fifty kilograms. Designed with the latest technology, it can also be used for intense rehabilitation training with a long duration.
This rehabilitation treadmill allows you to monitor and monitor your heart rate in real time via the display. This mode is very useful as it allows you to promptly adapt the parameters during its use.
The presence of six ‘shock-absorbing’ pads at the base of the carpet is useful for avoiding direct contact with the floor, in order to limit the pressure during use of the treadmill and prevent scratches to the tiles with excessive arthritis.
It works very simply, by inserting the electrical socket into the plug. Switching on takes place via a special button which also regulates switching off.
The primary strength of the folding treadmill is the presence of a practical and ergonomic handrail, useful for ensuring complete safety of the people who use it, especially if the elderly or with reduced mobility.
Another positive aspect is the capacity of over one hundred and fifty kilograms which makes it suitable even for people with a heavy weight.
There is no manual for assembly, disassembly and operation.
2. Treadmill for Physiotherapy
The physiotherapy treadmill is characterized by the presence of practical sensors, above the handlebar of the bike , for pulse control. Ideal for use by those who have to carry out physiotherapy or rehabilitation sessions, by the elderly and by those with reduced mobility, allowing an ultra soft workout.
It has integrated a practical LCD display with computerized operation, convenient for viewing and controlling heart rate and heartbeats and for monitoring various parameters during the rehabilitation session or training.
The ergonomic structure of the bike, the position of the seat, the pedals and the central part allow a physiotherapy and rehabilitation action not only on the legs, thighs and respective muscles, but also on the arms, back and shoulders.
The bike has a rounded shape and structure, with a long and compact design, with an integrated folding mechanism, widely practical that allows it to be stored, taking up very little space. It can be disassembled, folded and stored with extreme ease, as is its assembly.
Eight different levels of resistance can be set up, useful for gradual use and to allow good rehabilitation, starting from a rather low speed parameter, it allows a good reinforcement of the cardio-circulatory system and muscles.
The display operates on batteries supplied by the manufacturer.
More than a treadmill , this product is a bike with home trainer functions. The positive part is its complete individualization, with the possibility of adjusting the height of the saddle and pedals, as well as the position of the handlebar.
The saddle, rather wide, is quite hard and uncomfortable, especially for the elderly and for those with severe muscle pain.
For the hard saddle it could be remedied by means of a cover which is not provided. The computer display stand does not appear very solid having a thin and fragile edge.
Treadmill for elderly walking
The rehabilitation treadmill is made of sturdy steel. Suitable for elderly people and for those who have to carry out physiotherapy and rehabilitation sessions, useful for walking at a slow pace and jogging inside enclosed spaces.
It works with an electric motor that is used for the movement and sliding of the walking belt, quite large and comfortable.
Activities are visible through the LCD display, with high efficiency computerized operation.
It is possible to program, view and store the parameters for controlling the calories burned, the distance traveled, the times used, the speed used during training using the controls on the sides of the screen.
Some usage modes can also be set in the same way. It is also possible to customize the trend by setting some basic parameters, such as the slope.
The use of the rehabilitation treadmill allows the carrying out of various exercises, even when stationary or at a very slow pace. It is also possible to perform light jogging runs.
A shock absorber with six bearings is integrated into the operating mechanism which guarantees a rather silent mode: it does not disturb acoustically during use, inside the home, with the forty decibels guaranteed by the manufacturer.
For the construction of this treadmill, high quality steel has been used, a feature that underlines its resistance and guarantees a long life.
The solidity and sturdiness allow the use to people who have a body weight up to one hundred and twenty kilograms. Designed with the latest technology, it can also be used for intense rehabilitation training with a long duration.
This treadmill allows you to monitor and monitor your heart rate in real time via the display. This mode is very useful as it allows you to promptly adapt the parameters during its use. It offers a highly comfortable use, also thanks to the possibility of adjusting three levels of slope.
It comes with a manual for instructions for assembly, disassembly and use, as well as for setting the computerized functions of the LCD display.
This treadmill allows the insertion of a handrail, useful for ensuring complete safety of the people who use it, especially if the elderly or with reduced mobility. This is an option that can also be removed if not needed during use.