Choose the Right Fitness Equipment for Your Rehab Facility

Choosing fitness equipment for a rehab facility depends on the specific needs and goals of the patients or clients. However, you should consider a few things before selecting the right fitness equipment for your facility.
  • Ensure the facility is accessible for individuals with disabilities. Follow guidelines and regulations related to ramps, elevators, door widths, and accessible bathrooms to accommodate patients with mobility limitations.
  • Research and invest in high-quality equipment that meets industry standards and supports a wide range of rehab interventions.
  • Implement safety measures throughout the facility. This includes proper flooring to prevent slips and falls, handrails for stability, sufficient lighting, fire safety systems, and security measures to protect patient information and valuable equipment.
  • It’s crucial to have a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and rehabilitation specialists, to assess the needs of each patient and determine the appropriate equipment for their rehabilitation journey.

While the equipment and accessories used in exercise and rehabilitation settings may be similar, their purposes and functions differ significantly. When it comes to rehab programming, fitness accessories need to account for factors such as stability versus instability, grip type, exercise progression or regression, and various other dynamics.  The selection of equipment should align with the specific goals, abilities, and progress of individual patients to ensure safe and effective rehabilitation.  While it may not always be feasible to invest in separate accessories for fitness and rehab purposes, it is possible to find items that offer dual functionality. Below is a list of just a few brands that Gym Source carries that cater to the rehab and physical therapy markets:


Core Health & Fitness:

Nautilus, Star Trac, StairMaster, Throwdown and Schwinn – A lineup of fitness brands brands that allow your staff to continue impacting the lives of their patients. Visit Core Health & Fitness and find an outline of just how Core Health & Fitness products can help.


Hampton Fitness:

Strict attention to detail is what sets Hampton apart.  Find out more at Hampton Fitness and view a list of their products to support recovery and mobility.


Prism Fitness:

Prism Fitness is committed to spreading a greater understanding of the human body, and the safest and most effective ways to prepare the body for a range of challenges.  Self-Guided exercise equipment allows users a better understanding of how the equipment functions and key exercises to achieve individual goals.


By incorporating these products into your program, you can promote a safe and efficient recovery for your patients.  With Gym Source, one call takes care of all your needs.  Contact us today to move your facility in the right direction.