Ex N Flex EF-300
 

The EF-300 is the most versatile of the Ex N’ Flex machines. Working both lower and upper body, the EF-300 offers many of the same features as the original EF-250 Leg Machine.

The EF-300 is a smaller more compact motorized exercise therapy device which can be utilized on a tabletop for arms and shoulders as well as on the floor for legs.

The EF-300 arm component is not recommended for use persons with subluxation or shoulder separation. For this diagnosis we suggest you look at our EF-100 and EF-150 for arm / shoulder therapy.

In Passive Mode , the legs or arms are rotated by the electric motor in orbital motion similar to cycling.

In Active Mode , you can assist the motor to move the pedals with your own muscles. The special computer processor allows the machine to adapt to your strength capacity. As you do more work the EF-300 senses this and reduces the amount of work the motor does. Then as you tire the machine picks up the difference and continues to move your legs or arms.

Features
Accessories
Applications
Specifications
FAQs
Instructions

FEATURES

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.

Ex N Flex EF-300 Table Top
 

The Ex N’ Flex EF-300 is much more compact than the EF-250. It is lightweight and easily movable. The highly accessible control panel and cabled remote offers easy operation, a bio feedback indicator, timer, forward and reverse directions and three speed levels for passive or active training.

Adjustable crank arm lengths offer two settings for varying the amplitude of movement. The EF-300 can be easily moved from floor to the table top offering an efficient way to work the arms and shoulders.

Security is assured with specially designed foot plates and an automatic safety shutdown.

CONTROL UNIT / REMOTE CONTROL

Ex N Flex Control
 

The patented bio feedback indicator provides you with a measurement of the amount of active work being done, as well as measuring the amount of resistance caused by inflexible or contracted limbs.

Other features include: (1) 40″ Leg straps to control lateral leg movement, a timer, distance measurement, forward/reverse switch and 3 speed settings.

Potential Benefits

  • Flexibility & Range of Motion
  • Circulation
  • Strength & Endurance
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Bowel/Bladder function and control
  • Decrease spasms, Spasticity, Tremors
  • Decrease Edema (swelling)
  • Relief of Pain & Stiffness

Optional:

  • Additional Legs Straps
  • Leg Support Systems
  • Hand Mitts
  • Ex N Flex EF-250 Leg Straps Out
    Leg strap out
  • Ex N Flex EF-250 Leg Straps In
    Leg strap in

ACCESSORIES

  • Ex N Flex EF-250 Leg Straps Out
    Leg Straps Out
  • Ex N Flex EF-250 Leg Straps In
    Leg Straps In
  • Ex N Flex Hand Strap
    Hand strap

APPLICATIONS

  • Hemiplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • A.L.S.
  • Post Surgical
  • Exercise for the Elderly
  • Cerebral Palsy

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Height – 12″
  • Length – 19″
  • Width – 16.5″
  • Weight – 20lbs.

Power Pack

  • Universal 110/220 VAC
  • Output- 12 VDC@4.5 amps
  • Motor – 12 volts
  • Speed – 12 to 28 RPM
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

FAQs

EX N’ FLEX EF-300 : 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 dependant 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.

EX N’ FLEX EF-300 : 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 dependant 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 sessions per day can I do the Ex N’ Flex ?
It is recommended that you begin with only 1 session per day. 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. How do I switch to work my arms? Place the EF-300 on a table top which allows the arms to reach out at shoulder height or slightly below. Simply flip the foot pedals over, grip the handles and use the least affected arm to turn the switch to the “on” position.

DO NOT USE THE EF-300 FOR THE ARMS IF THERE IS ANY SHOULDER SEPARATION OR SUBLUXATION. CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN.

EX N’ FLEX EF-300 : MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I read the Control Panel on the Ex N’ Flex ?
The control panel contains 5 switches. The main power switch (located on the right side edge), the on/off , forward/reverse and mode switch and finally the speed switch.

The on/off switch is a 2 way pressure switch which turns the unit on and off. The forward/reverse switch is a 3 way pressure switch. The middle switch position designates no movement in either direction. The speed switch is a pressure switch and allows you to set the speed to low, medium or high. The mode switch is a 4 way pressure switch with each position designating a specific function. Each time you push the mode switch, the light will move through the different settings.

The top position designated as “Time”, will allow you to set the time in 5 min increments by pressing the left arrow. You can also decrease the time by one minute increments when you press the right arrow. When the mode switch is set on “Trip”, the display will read out the amount of distance travelled per session. This measurement is displayed in meters/yards (for USA) and is equated to walking. This setting will automatically reset to zero when the unit is turned off.

When the mode switch is set to the position marked “Total”, this indicates a measurement of the on going distance travelled. This measurement is made in 10ths of a kilometer/ 10ths of a mile (for USA) and therefore, may take some time before the first number is displayed on the digital read out. This measurement is also equated to walking. This reading will display the total mileage and will not reset to zero when the unit is turned off.

When the mode switch is set on the position marked “Bio-Feedback” (BIOF), the display will provide a measurement of active work being done by you and/or a measurement of the amount of stiffness or tone in the limbs. In order to understand the Bio-Feedback diplay, the unit needs to run in each speed setting prior to placing your feet in the foot pedals. When this is done in each speed setting, a base pattern of numbers will appear on the display screen. (Example: Low speed; the numbers displayed may randomly range from 45 to 50. Medium speed; the numbers may range from 55 to 60. High speed; the numbers may range from 65 to 70).

These basic number patterns will provide you with a standard pattern to read your results. Once you begin to use the unit, if the numbers displayed by the bio-feedback are greater than the base number pattern in any given speed, this indicates an increased level of joint inflexibility, and/or muscles tightness, or spasticity. If the numbers increase higher than 200- 225 the automatic safety shut off will engage after a short period of time.

If you are able to display numbers lower than the base pattern of numbers in any given speed, this means you are actively working your own musculature to facilitate pushing the foot pedals. If you can lower the Bio-Feedback display to zero, it indicates you are totally overriding the motor and using only your muscle power to move the foot pedals or arm cranks.

INSTRUCTIONS

EF-300, Operating Instructions (PDF 1.9Mb)