Ability Exercise Unit
The Ability Exercise Unit is a unique and dynamic device consisting of a system of pulleys, straps, and splints utilized to perform a variety of exercise. This system improves strength, passive and active range of motion, and muscle flexibility. With the use of this system, the therapist can isolate any muscle group and target. In this situation the muscle tone (usually increased) does not influence the movements. This allows muscle groups to counteract the spastic muscles. The end effect is functional gains. The quality of gait, balance, and coordination of movements increases rapidly.
The monkey cage is a tridimensional rigid metal cage where metal pulleys are arranged to stretch and strengthen muscles groups. In the spider cage, the patient uses a leather belt in which bungee cords are connected to. In this way, the patient is supported and can safely learn weightshift, jump, kneel, half-kneel and step up and over objects. The spider cage is an effective tool for implementing neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), one of the most widespread and clinically accepted methods for re(programming) the central nervous and neuromuscular systems and teaching the brain more adequate motor skills.