DESIGNED FOR USE FROM THE BED OR CHAIR
The Ex N’ Flex EF-275 mini is specifically designed to provide daily range of movement from the bed or chair.
The closely spaced foot rests and small amplitude are ideal for accommodating individuals experiencing increased adductor tone and /or limited range of movement do to joint stiffness or contractures.
Passive Mode, has the legs rotated by the electrical motor in an orbital mode similar to cycling.
Active Mode allows you to assist the motor using your own strength to help push the foot Pedals.
Performed consistently, Ex N’ Flex exercise therapy will help with strength, endurance, flexibility and circulation. The predictable, rhythmic range of motion provides much needed patterning which can help develop strength and coordination required for walking.
This small, compact easy to use corded control unit offers 3 speeds: forward and reverse motion and auto safety shutoff.
- Forward / Reverse
- 3 Speeds
- Cabled remote input
- Narrow Pedal Spacing
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Brain Injury
- Stroke Recovery
- Used by Petite / Frail Individuals
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Post Surgical
- Length – 18″
- Width – 14″
- Height – 7″
- Weight 15 lbs – 7Kgs
- Universal 110/220 VAC
- Output 12 V.D.C @ 4.5.amps
- Motor 12 volts
EX N’ FLEX EF-275 mini/Pediatric: IMPORTANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES
When introducing any new therapy or exercise it is imperative to begin slowly and progress gradually. Starting slowly and gradually progressing allows your body time to adapt to the different stresses being placed upon it. There is no upper limit to the amount of use one can achieve. The upper limit is established by each individual and is dependent on how each individual reacts to this therapy. It is very important to understand, if you increase the of amount time too quickly you open yourself to the possibility of having an overuse injury occur.
How many days a week should I do the Ex N’ Flex?
In most circumstances the Ex N’ Flex therapy can be done daily. However, some individuals find they may become too fatigued or experience increased muscle soreness when doing it every day. In this circumstance an every 2nd or 3rd day routine may be more comfortable, as well as more beneficial.
How much time should I start with on the Ex N’ Flex?
The recommended amount of time for the first week is 5 to 6 minutes per session. This time should be split between the forward and reverse directions. Some individuals will find they may not be able to achieve even 5 minutes. In this circumstance try to do as much time as feels comfortable. Once again try to split the time evenly between forward and reverse.
If after the first week everything is feeling comfortable, a gradual increase of 2 to 4 minutes is recommended. The same increase of 2 to 4 minutes is recommended each week thereafter as long as you are feeling comfortable with your routine.
What speed should I start with on the Ex N’ Flex?
The recommended starting speed is “low”. However, in cases of increased stiffness or spasticity sometimes it is necessary to begin in medium or high speed to get the legs moving.
*ATTENTION: IF YOU HAVE THE EX N’ FLEX IN HIGH SPEED AND IT WILL NOT MOVE YOUR LEGS THROUGH THE RANGE OF MOVEMENT, PHONE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO ATTAIN FURTHER METHODS OF PROGRESSING.
After starting in low speed you can begin to experiment with medium and high speed after 3 or 4 sessions.
What direction should I start using?
It is recommended to use the Ex N’ Flex in both forward and reverse directions. The total amount of time should be split equally between each direction. Usually you will find the unit will work harder in the reverse direction as these muscles usually experience quicker degeneration.
How many sessions per day can I do the Ex N’ Flex?
It is recommended that you start with only 1 session per day to begin. You can work in to multiple sessions over time. Please consult your representative to get instructions regarding multiple sessions.
How far away from my chair should the Ex N’ Flex be placed?
Once again, the distance to set the machine away from your chair will vary with the type of chair from which you are working, as well as, with your leg length. The unit should be set a distance from the chair which allows the legs to extend almost fully.
IMPORTANT: THE KNEES SHOULD NOT FULLY EXTEND TO A LOCKED POSITION.
When should I try to work my muscles to override the motor?
During your first week of use it is recommended to use only the passive motion. This allows your body time to adjust and re-establish the movement patterns which may have been interrupted for an extended period of time. Once you have achieved a smooth orbital movement pattern, it is time to begin active work and attempt to go quicker than the machine or try to override the machine and push or pull with the rotation.
EF-275 Operating Instructions (PDF 2.5Mb)