Comox Recreation director Mandy Johns and Lyne L’Heureux, co-ordinator of rehabilitation services for St Joseph’s Hospital, are pleased to announce the addition of a recumbent NUSTEP to the Comox Community Centre’s fitness studio.
NUSTEPs will now be used by both St. Joseph’s rehabilitation unit and the Comox Recreation Department to work with patients recovering from injury, surgery or stroke.
“The rehabilitation unit was overtaxed and we felt that we were in the position to offer another option to those that needed further rehab outside of St Joseph’s,” Johns said. “We also have the equipment that can offer a progression in the journey towards healing in a very non-intimidating and inclusive atmosphere.”
The NUSTEP offers stabilization gloves and lower extremities bracing accessories that can be added to offer extra support and ability.
The seat swivels 180 degrees to allow easy access when transferring from a wheelchair or when using mobility aides such as a walker or crutches.
The community centre also offers a second cardio/strength option for those with limited lower body function with an upper body ergometer or ‘Krankcycle.’
Both the Krankcycle and the NUSTEP may also be used effectively by the mainstream population for challenging cardiovascular workouts.
For more information, visit the fitness studio at 1855 Noel Ave. or call 250-339-2255.