New from OPTP, Minneapolis, is the Knee Glide, which is built to provide low-impact gliding exercise for both the upper and lower extremities at home or in the clinic.

Simply place one’s foot or hand on the plate, and glide it back and forth. Minimal strength is required, making the device easy to use for anyone recovering from knee replacements or surgeries, hip replacements or fractures, shoulder replacements or surgeries, or stroke.

The Knee Glide, created in partnership with physical therapists Robert Schrupp, PT, MA, and Bradley Heineck, PT, CSCS, is also safe to use for those with arthritis or a risk of falling, since the exercises can be performed in a seated or supine position.

Benefits include increased range of motion, improved joint strength, promotion of synovial fluid, and increased blood flow, according to OPTP in a media release.

The Knee Glide weighs 3 pounds and features a carrying handle that can be used to attach the device to a wall for added stability during shoulder exercises.

For more information, visit OPTP.

[Source: OPTP]