Exercise Equipment for Spinal Cord Injuries
Inclusive Fitness Equipment
Staying physically active with a spinal cord injury or disorder may be challenging, but the NuStep® can help most to:
- Gain strength and independence
- Maintain and lose weight
- Manage chronic pain
- Obtain cardiovascular exercise
The NuStep’s inclusive design and adaptive equipment make total-body strength and cardio workouts possible for virtually any user, including many who use a wheelchair.
Study finds that NuStep recumbent cross trainer provides neural coupling advantages for those in therapy after an injury.
"I saw my legs moving for the first time... it was remarkable."
Tom Hoatlin will never walk again after a debilitating spinal cord injury, but that doesn't mean he has to sacrifice his health, ability to exercise, or his spirit.
Click play to watch his story above.
Benefits of a NuStep for Exercise after Spinal Cord Injury
Traditional fitness equipment like ellipticals or bikes often times aren’t accessible for people with spinal cord injuries, but the NuStep is different. Our recumbent cross trainers feature a wheelchair-height seat that swivels 360 degrees, making it easier to get on and off the machine. The natural stepping motion allows you to choose the stride length and intensity level that work for you.
Upper and lower body movements are also connected, making a full-body workout possible even if you have little-to-no movement in your legs or arms.
NuStep’s line of adaptive equipment is what makes it possible for such a wide range of spinal cord injury patients to work out on the machine. For example, if you have trouble controlling your hand grip, our WellGrip® set makes it possible to secure your hands to the machine in proper alignment. For those with limited mobility in their lower body, our Foot Secure System and Leg Stabilizers make a full-body workout possible.