helping your patient on the machine, slide the leg support
arms to the right or left depending on the knee being treated.
After appropriate warm up, have your patient sit on the padded
seat with their legs supported but hanging freely about
two inches from the front edge of the seat to their popliteal
Raise the leg support arms to a comfortable angle and then
slide the leg support to the Achilles Tendon position on the
lower leg, and secure with the padded velcro strap. To achieve
total knee isolation, firmly fasten the thigh strap, and then
connect the seat belt snugly across the patient's lap. No
more hip hiking! Now snap in the handle attachment, release
the tensioning knob on the leg support arms and you
are ready to go!
Have the patient begin rotating the cranking mechanism which
smoothly flexes or extends the leg depending on the direction
it is turned. The patient then follows your specific rehabilitation
session protocols. A typical session would include 20 to 30
minutes of flexing and extending the leg to the patient's
pain limit at each end of their range of motion. Have your
patient start gradually and increase intensity as the joint
limbers. The patient is encouraged to hold the stretch for
thirty seconds at both ends of the flexion and extension cycle.