A New Piece of Exercise Equipment: VitaGlide Exercise System
VitaGlideTM is the result of extensive research into the causes of shoulder injuries and pain, especially among wheelchair users. Research has indicated that shoulder injuries occurring in wheelchair users are similar to rotator cuff injuries suffered by baseball pitchers. These injuries are caused by imbalanced muscle stress placed on the shoulder joint that produces overuse syndrome. It is important to not only condition the muscle groups directly used in specific movements, such as pushing a wheelchair, but also the opposite muscle groups, as a balanced shoulder musculature better supports the joint and reduces the risk of pain or injury.
VitaGlide is a revolutionary exercise system designed to improve the quality of seated fitness programs. Using its patented linear, push-pull technology, VitaGlide? increases range of motion and involves more muscle groups, resulting in a more complete workout when compared to traditional seated systems. It uses handles that glide along two converging tracks which are positioned to provide natural pushing and pulling motions and comes complete with an adjustable base to allow users to roll into position in their wheelchairs, without having to transfer onto another seat.
Learn more about VitaGlide and read testimonials from people with disabilities at http://www.ncpad.org/658/2675/2004-03-01#7.