The Universal Exercise Unit uses a belt and bungee cords to provide dynamic assistance to maintain an upright position. It can allow a child or adult to stand without a therapist's assistance while allowing freedom of movement and facilitating balance. It is useful for learning to transition between positions and to acquire the weight-shifts needed for functional movement.
The goals of the exercises performed in the UEU are to improve functional skills such as sitting, crawling and walking. It also helps improve balance, coordination and sensory motor integration.
Using the Universal Exercise Unit allows the therapist to provide treatments to a patient they could not perform otherwise. Therapists are able to perform treatments without providing manual support, while in a safe environment, allowing the patient to experience movement more efficiently and independently.
Therapists have seen tremendous improvement in gait, balance and coordination while using the UEU. The unique support systems provided by the UEU helps the patient receiving therapy to reach their maximum potential.