Universal Exercise Unit (UEU)

Universal Exercise Unit consists of a system of pulleys, straps, weights, and splints utilized to perform exercises. It allows the patient to perform an independent movement while gravitational forces are eliminated through the suspension of the body part that is being exercised. This allows isolation and strengthening of weak muscles while preventing compensatory use of other muscles, which has a direct impact on the patient’s functional skills. Goals of Universal Exercise Unit:

  • Counteract (prevent) muscle atrophies
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Increase active and passive range of motion
  • Prevent joint contractures
  • Improve (normalize) muscle tone