Activities

There is a large body of research, spanning decades, demonstrating the advantages of activity based exercise versus repetitive exercise. The research shows that a patient, when engaged in activity based exercise:

  • Exhibits wider range of motion
  • Exercises for a longer period of time
  • Reports less pain
  • Rehabilitates faster

Designed by clinicians in the United Kingdom, E-LINK takes these well proven concepts and utilizes a computer environment to create a comprehensive system for functional rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise of the fingers, hand, upper and lower extremities, head, neck, and back.

All E-LINK exercise Activities have screens that allow the baseline movement or muscle activity to be measured. This measurement is then used to define the parameters for exercise in the Activity set-up screens.

The latest E-LINK software version has up to 24 Activities. Designed to be used with all the E-LINK exercise Modules – E4000, M600, H500 and FP3 – the activities have eye-catching graphics and are easy to set up. Additionally, a number of the Activities have multi-axial options specifically designed for maximizing balance rehabilitation using the E-LINK Dual-Axis ForcePlate System.

The legacy toolbar makes all the older activities easy to access, giving the user greater flexibility in selecting and grading the therapeutic exercises. The set-up of the legacy Activities has been redesigned and all the activities are grouped by primary type for ease of use.

The Activities are designed for a wide variety of clinical applications. Simple basic activities are appropriate for patients with neurological involvement such as early stroke rehabilitation and for pediatrics. More complex and challenging activities are used as the patient progresses and for orthopedic rehabilitation.

Physical rehabilitation to restore function for patients with limitations in use:

  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase strength
  • Increase endurance
  • Motor learning and control
  • Tactile sensitivity
  • Velocity of movement
  • Positive impact on essential activities of daily living
  • Both fine motor and gross motor activities

Treatment for patients with neurologically related cognitive and perceptual deficits:

  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Color perception
  • Spatial perception
  • Visual tracking and scanning
  • Sequencing of activities
  • Object association
  • Concentration
  • Neuromuscular re-education and control
  • Visual field and visual attention deficits