The E-LINK upper limb exerciser is designed for active and active resistive upper extremity
exercise of the wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder. The versatility of the parameters allows rehabilitation for a wide range of orthopaedic and neurological patients. The range of motion used for exercise
can be set as little as two degrees enabling exercise for patients with very
little motion gradually increasing through to a full normal range of motion. Various tool handles; spade, cylinder, disc and key accommodate repetitive
functional exercise that is related to movement for everyday activities such as
turning a key in the door, wiping a table, using bike handles or opening a jar. Resistance to movement can be graded for muscle strengthening and work hardening
exercise. Using the lower setting for starting exercise as soon as the patient
is cleared for active movement and increasing the resistance as the patient
progresses through rehabilitation. Alongside range of motion and resistance
settings, E-LINK activities can also be graded for
speed and difficulty. This versatile combination allows a graduating course of therapy for each patient. The interactive fun element of the
activities with immediate feedback engage the patient in the process thus maximizing motivation to exercise and eliminating the boredom associated with
repetitive exercise. The adaptability of the activities addresses a wide range of both physical and cognitive needs, from simple end range to end range or gross motor activities to various types of matching and sequencing of objects to
complex spatial relationships requiring fine motor control. The E-LINK upper limb exerciser is ideal for individual or group therapy sessions throughout the whole rehabilitation process.