There is a growing body of evidence to support that regular exercise helps increase physical function, improves self esteem and reduces disease progression for individuals living with long term conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and arthritis.

Shapemaster power assisted exercise offers a positive and accessible option for a broad range of conditions. Unlike conventional equipment, Shapemaster does not rely exclusively on muscle power but by an electronic power system enabling users to work passively or actively, depending on their ability. This makes Shapemaster a great option when considering exercise equipment for elderly adults.


Over recent years there has been an increase in demand for provision of Shapemaster equipment within therapy centres and rehabilitation units. Existing centres such as BASIC (Brain & Spinal Injury Centre), I Can Therapy Centres (Andover & Sheffield), West Berkshire Therapy Centre, Specialist Stroke Services, MS Research & Relief Fund, Hesketh Centre NHS & MS Therapy Centre Manchester have all found great success in managing long term conditions as well as providing physical rehabilitation, particularly with post-stroke users.

The results have been fantastic, not just the physical benefits for patients but the emotional ones as well. I can’t believe the difference Shapemaster has made to so many people.

Wendy Edge, CEO, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre

Shapemaster machines offer a very gentle way of exercising. It is very difficult to get an injury on these machines and the benefits we have seen here have been amazing.

Rhiannon Swain, Physiotherapist, West Berkshire Therapy Centre

The encouragement & dedication provided by Shapemaster in supporting I Can Therapy Centres to become successful is second to none. The team are approachable with excellent customer service from start to finish.

Liz Murray, Partnerships Development Manager, Valley Leisure


  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Balance & Co-ordination problems
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Operative rehabilitation i.e. hip and knee replacements
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Oteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Cardiac condition
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Musculoskeletal Problems

  • Gastric Conditions

Shapemaster has enabled me to exercise for the first time in six years and help me regain a more confident post-stroke mobility in addition to healthy weight loss. Anyone waking up from a stroke should have access to Shapemaster’s power assisted exercise equipment.
Sara Payne MBE


  • Improved cardiovascular fitness
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduction in mental health problems
  • Weight Loss
  • Improved balance & co-ordination
  • Stimulates metabolic process
  • Improved bladder and bowel function
  • Feeling of well being
  • Social interaction
  • Improved independence


Following a full physiotherapy assessment, therapists are able to bespoke gentle exercise programmes unique to each patient, who can then in turn follow the programme independently or with support from therapy assistants, enabling physiotherapists to free up time with more complex and demanding cases.

  • Encourages reciprocal, symmetrical and bilateral movement which can be adapted for individual needs
  • Helps re-train muscle patterns, whilst at the same time stimulating the muscles for improved circulation
  • Improves mobility, aerobic fitness, increases strength and enhances self-efficacy