Many pieces of exercise equipment won’t just be found in fitness centers or home gyms, but some are also used in medical rehab clinics for patients recovering from injury, surgery or illness.
Treadmills are often used to help patients return to weight-bearing exercise after injury or surgery. They can also be used to help patients who have had neurological damage or spinal injury learn to walk again.
While Landice Rehabilitation & Wellness Treadmills are often used in training of elite athletes, our treadmills have also been used in treatment of neurological, post-operative conditions and sports-related injury rehabilitation.
Landice Rehab Treadmills feature zero starting speed, a crucial element in any rehab treadmill. Our treadmills also come fitted with extended parallel medical handrails, VFX shock absorption system and patient-attachable safety lanyards. They are easy for patients to step onto, with a low, 7½” step-up height.
The most important factor of rehab for any patient is the ability to specify rehabilitation to each patient’s unique needs. Landice treadmills offer a variety of customized settings for speed and incline, as well as built-in programs designed to suit the user’s needs.
As rehab patients begin training on a treadmill, prevention of further injury should be a primary concern. Landice treadmills come with VFX Shock Absorption, which is designed to significantly reduce the shock of impact on the body’s muscles and joints.
Researchers at Harvard University studied the effects of stiffness of running surface on performance and concluded that a stiffness rating below 15 klbf/ft is necessary for comfort and injury prevention. Landice VFXPlus treadmills have a stiffness of 7klbf/ft — five times softer than grass.
Click here for more about the Landice VFX Shock Absorption system and to watch a video about shock absorption.
Find all the features and options of our Rehabilitation Treadmills here.