Shapemaster’s range of Easytone equipment is perfectly placed to enhance the quality of life and improve the health of service users within residential homes and care environments. As the focus within this sector becomes increasingly oriented around preventative solutions and a more person centred approach; safe, effective exercise provision that can be tailored to individual needs is a key element. Recognising this can allow pioneering care providers to vastly improve the quality of life for their residents, whilst significantly differentiating themselves from other providers in the market.
By using an electronic power system, Shapemaster’s power assisted exercise equipment provides smooth, gentle exercise designed to stretch and strengthen all the major muscle groups. This form of exercise has been specially designed to help those with even the poorest mobility and because it can be used passively or actively, it is the most inclusive exercise solution available. Each piece of equipment has been created to help strengthen the muscles we need to apply on a daily basis to conduct basic physical activities, such as getting up out of a chair or reaching an object from a high shelf or cupboard. Shapemaster equipment is recommended across the world by Physiotherapists and has been proven through research at Human Performance Laboratories to improve health in a number of different areas.
By strengthening these muscles and helping to stop the muscles from atrophying, you can help to prevent falls, reduce loss of bladder and bowel control, improve and maintain mobility and encourage ongoing good health. All of this can add to maintaining the dignity and independence of the service user and thus the overall quality of life.
In addition, exercise can help to produce endorphins, giving a fantastic ‘feelgood’ effect, as well as providing service users with a purposeful, stimulating activity to engage in. The use of Shapemaster equipment within care environments has led to many heart warming and unprecedented outcomes. One of the key benefits is the reduction in service users who move from one level of dependency to another, this means that the cost of providing care is stabilised and there is also a reduction in any health care costs caused by falls.