Adaptive PE Equipment
Irvine Valley College has one of the most extensive inventories of specialized fitness equipment in Southern California.
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Joint Rehabilitation
- Post-joint replacement surgery
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Other mobility-limiting conditions
Partial Body Weight Support on Treadmill
This device made by the folks at Research Mobility allows students to push their limits and improve their quality of walking. The harness takes up part of the body weight making it easier for a student to walk or in some cases run. The treadmill starts out at a very slow speed so even non-ambulatory with some volitional control of their lower extremities can work on walking in a safe, fall free environment.
- Mobility Strengthening:
- Athletic Training -Isokinetic mode for interval and strength training.
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Stroke Recovery
One of two pieces of equipment from SciFit that is good for cardiovascular endurance for students with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Also provides range of motion and neuromuscular re-education to extremities with limited strength. Chair can slide into captainâ€™s chair position for ease of transfer or slide out to allow wheelchairs users to use this piece of equipment from your own chair.
|SciFit Total Body Ergometer|
- Rehabilitation after surgery/injury
- Spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis or other conditions by providing aerobic and strengthening workouts in a wide range of work levels
The second piece of equipment from SciFit that provides all the benefits as the recumbent stepper. Instead of providing, graduated resistance levels in a back and forth motion, the SciFit ergometer provides resistance in a circular motion. Both SciFit pieces of equipment link up with polar heart rate monitor so that users can monitor their progress.
Magnum Resistance Trainer
Wheelchair accessible resistance training that allows users to perform lat pull-down, chest press, rows, bicep curl, etc.
Upper Extremity Ergometer
Excellent way for students to get a cardiovascular workout. Especially those with limited movement in their lower extremities and those who do not have the option to use a treadmill or stationary bike. Works to strengthen upper body as well.
Easy Stand 5000
Newer model standing frame that allows students in wheelchair to receive benefits of upright posture including increased bone mineral density, maintains optimal range of motion in all major joints of the lower extremity, increased extension of the spine, and promotes optimal hemodynamics with change of position.
Easy Stand Glider
Standing frame that allows students with limited to no volitional control of their lower extremities to move their legs in a cross country skiing motion. Reap all the benefits of upright positioning while also getting an upper body and cardiovascular workout.
Built by a local engineer. Designed to provide a complete upper body and abdominal workout for students in both manual and power wheelchairs. Numerous adaptations that allow quadriplegic students to workout with limited assistance from others.
Similar to upper extremity ergometer in that it provides both a cardiovascular and upper body strengthening workout. Many students in wheelchairs who suffer from chronic shoulder pain report that the VitaGlide allows them to get a good cardio workout without exacerbating any pain in their shoulders.
Excellent resistance training for triceps strengthening. Used primarily by students who use wheelchair as their primary mode of transfers. Can help with sit to stand and other transfers.