The Uppertone, built in the USA by an individual with his own spinal injury to assist in building and maintaining his upper body strength. The apparatus can be used by anyone with C4-C5 quadriplegia and below due to spinal cord injury. Ability in Motion is an importer of uppertone to Australia.

The UPPERTONE will help in your own rehabilitation by allowing an individual to  perform resistance exercises without assistance.

All the adjustments can be made without hand grip strength, cuffs or external aid.
We have had many very satisfied customers and referrals can be given upon request.
Please Contact Us or visit www.quadriplegia.com for more comprehensive information.
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A recent study showed that using the UPPERTONE for physical therapy not only helped people become stronger, but also increased their satisfaction with their lives.

This study also showed that when people used the UPPERTONE for physical therapy, they also felt more independent.

The same study showed that physical therapy with the UPPERTONE helped people perform activities of daily living with less fatigue.

Physical Therapy, Vocational, & Recreational…

Below are the 16 different exercises with Uppertone:

 

Muscles Strengthened Functional Benefits Postural Benefits
Deltoid Press 2 Middle Deltoid1, Pectoralis major, Anterior Deltoid, Supraspinatus, Upper and lower trapezius. Self care activities, Loading and unloading wheelchair, Lifting objects. Broad shoulders.
Reverse Deltoid Press 2 Anterior Deltoid, Pectoralis major, Middle Deltoid, Supraspinatus, Upper and lower trapezius Same as above Broad shoulders.
Bicep Curls2 Biceps, Brachialis, Brachioradialis, Pronator teres. Self care activities, Loading and unloading wheelchair, lifting objects. Shapes and isolates biceps.
Reverse Curls 2 Brachioradialis, Biceps, Pronator teres Transfer activities such as repositioning legs. Shapes and isolates biceps.
Rowing2 Posterior deltoid, Rhomboids, Latissimus dorsi, Infraspinatus, Teres major and minor, Middle trapezius. Balance strong anterior deltoid muscles, Wheelchair sports, Open manual doors, Pulling activities, Transfers, Wheelchair propulsion. Broad shoulders, Reduced slouch, Square shoulders.
Lateral Shoulder Raise 2 Anterior deltoid, Pectoralis major (clavicular), Middle deltoid, Biceps, Supraspinatus, Upper and lower trapezius. Defines and isolates neck.
Reverse Lateral Raises 2 Middle deltoid, Pectoralis major (clavicular), Supraspinatus, Upper and lower trapezius.    
Seated Chest Press
(wide grip)
3
Pectoralis major, Anterior deltoid, Coracoblisachialis, Serratus anterior, Pectoralis minor, Subscapularis, Triceps. Driving and braking, Wheelchair propulsion, Transfers, Pressure relief Broad chest.
Seated Chest Press
(narrow grip)3
Triceps, Anterior deltoid, Coracobrachialis, Serratus anterior, Pectoralis major and minor, Subscapularis. Same as above. Broad chest.
Lat Pull3 Latissimus dorsi, Pectoralis major (sternal portion), Pectoralis minor, Posterior deltoid, Rhomboids, Teres major. Pressure relief, transfers. V shaped upper body, Reduced slouch.
Shoulder External Rotation3 Infraspinatus, Posterior deltoid, Rhomboids, Teres minor. Counteract tight internal rotators. Transfers, Pressure relief.  
Seated Crunch Rectus Abdominus, External Obliques, Internal Obliques. Posture, Balance   Flat Abdomen
Rickshaw3 Latissimus dorsi, Lower trapezius, Pectoralis minor, Subclavius, Teres major, Triceps. Transfers, Pressure relief.  
Shoulder Extensions3 Posterior deltoids, Latissimus dorsi,Teres major, Triceps. Wheelchair sports, Pulling activities, Transfers.  
Shoulder Depressors Lower trapezius, Latissimus dorsi, Teres major, Pectoralis minor. Transfers, Pressure relief, Wheelchair propulsion  
Tricep Extension4 Triceps, Anconeus Reaching overhead, Transfers, Pressure relief, Wheelchair propulsion. Add size and definition to triceps.
1. Major muscles emphasized are shown in bold. 2. Most C5 and all C6 and below quads should be able to perform this exercise. 3. Some C5, most C6, and all C7 and below quads should be able to perform this exercise. 4. Some C6, most C7, and all C8 and below quads should be able to perform this exercise.Note: You should consult a physician or a physical therapist before beginning any exercise or physical therapy program. The physician or therapist can help you determine the most appropriate and safe exercise program for your level of injury and needs.
A recent study showed that using the UPPERTONE for physical therapy not only helped people become stronger, but also increased their satisfaction with their lives.
This study also showed that when people used the UPPERTONE for physical therapy, they also felt more independent.
The same study showed that physical therapy with the UPPERTONE helped people perform activities of daily living with less fatigue.