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The Unique Dual Variable Resistance System:

Designed specifically for quads, the UPPERTONE's resistance system is designed so that resistance can be adjusted without having to add or remove weights.

Rather than adding or removing weights to adjust resistance you simply slide them along a track. Then because the system uses the Moment Principle, the distance you slide the weights determines the effective resistance.

Consequently, any person with C5 or below or quadriplegia can adjust the resistance without help.

 

For example, the accompanying picture shows Becki, a C5-C6 quadriplegic due to a spinal cord injury, adjusting resistance using this sliding mechanism.

In addition to allowing people with quadriplegia to adjust resistance, this system the major advantage that you can adjust the effective resistance from 2 Lbs. to 190 Lbs. in any desired increment, rather than the five and ten pound

 

 

increments required by other exercise equipment. This feature is particularly important as it becomes possible to increase resistance in increments that mirror improvements in strength. And, since you to not forced to increase the resistance in large increments you reduce the chance of injury, and see results sooner.


Quad Adjustable Station Heights:

UPPERTONE has three stations from which quadriplegic people can do the sixteen exercises. The heights of each of these stations can be adjusted by quads to meet their needs. Since the heights of all exercise stations can be adjusted in very small increments, people of any height, in manual or power wheelchairs, can use the UPPERTONE.

Thus the accompanying photograph shows Becki who is a C5-C6 quadriplegic, adjusting the height of the deltoid and bicep station.

 

Furthermore, the small adjustments to station height allow users to adjust the amount of emphasis that is placed on the complementary muscles that are being strengthened during any exercise. This makes it possible to correct for the imbalanced strength in interrelated muscles that often accompanies quadriplegia. No other machine in the market allows such adjustments to meet the needs of people with quadriplegia.

 


Gripless Foam Padded Tri-Pin System:

The foam padded tri-pin system that allows people with quadriplegia to drive, also allows UPPERTONE's exercises to be performed without gripping.

The accompanying picture shows Troy, a C6-C7 quadriplegic doing the chest press using the tri-pin system

 

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