The OPTP Knee Glide is a simple yet highly effective tool for physical therapy exercise.
Created by physical therapists Robert Schrupp and Bradley Heineck, the Knee Glide is an easy-to-use tool for rehabilitation of both the lower and upper extremities at home or in the clinic. Simply place the foot or hand on the plate for easy movement back and forth along the track. The device slides smoothly and securely, allowing for low-impact exercise.
Minimal strength is required to move the Knee Glide, making it ideal for anyone recovering from knee replacement or surgeries (ACL, PCL), hip replacement or fracture, shoulder replacement or surgeries (rotator cuff, etc.) or stroke. It is also safe for those with arthritis or risk of falling, since exercises can be performed in a seated or supine position.
Specific benefits of use include:
- Increased range of motion
- Improved joint strength
- Promotion of synovial fluid (reduces friction in joints)
- Increased blood flow
The Knee Glide features a convenient carrying handle and weighs just three pounds, making it easy to transport. It can be attached to the wall for added stability during use.
Includes exercise instructions.
Maximum dimensions (with handle unfolded): 32″ L x 5″ W x 5 ½” H