FAQ's About Using the UPPERTONE
Who can use the UPPERTONE? People with a C4-C5 or lower spinal injury and some movement in their arms can use the UPPERTONE.
Who has bought the UPPERTONE? More than 900 quads have bought it for home use. In addition, more than 50 colleges and gyms and 120 rehabilitation facilities have bought the UPPERTONE for rehabilitation and physical training.
How long have you been in business? We have been in business since 1990.
As a quad, I do not have any grip strength, can I use the UPPERTONE? Yes. Because the UPPERTONE was exclusively designed by a quad with a C4-C6 spinal injury for quads. No grip strength or finger movement is required.
One side of my body is much weaker than the other side, can I still use the UPPERTONE? Yes. Because the resistance for the left and right upper-body sides are set independently, it is possible to set the resistance that is most appropriate for each side, or to just exercise on side at a time.
I am very tall, or sit in a high chair, could I still use UPPERTONE? Yes. It is possible to adjust the heights of all three of UPPERTONE's stations to meet individual needs.
I use a manual wheelchair. Can I still use UPPERTONE without tipping over? Yes. Although for one exercise, the upright chest press, you may want to use the optional backrest for support.
I use a power wheelchair. Can I still use UPPERTONE? Yes. Quads who use power wheelchairs can use the UPPERTONE.
Due to the nature of my spinal injury I have very weak or no triceps, can I still use UPPERTONE? Yes. Because UPPERTONE has adjustments for height and width for each side of the body, it becomes possible to compensate for weak triceps (or other muscles) on each side of the body.