The use of the Helix as a group exercise machine or a machine for sports performance enhancement was very clear. I now find it very beneficial for individuals in a rehabilitative/post-rehabilitative stage or with individuals most in need of balance and equilibrium training.
- Effectively adjuncts physical therapy rehabilitation of low back, hip, knee, and ankle injuries
- Strengthens and promotes stability in low back, hips, knees, and ankles, especially in medial and lateral directions
- Targets gluteus medius and gluteus maximus muscles more than other exercise machines, which is essential while rehabilitating most lower extremity injuries
- Allows for more comprehensive neutral spine rehabilitation for those recovering from low back injury
- Would only take 5 minutes a day to improve low back strength, thereby improving lower and upper back posture
- Useful tool in post-operative rehabilitation of lower extremity joints.
I’ve had the opportunity to use the Helix and think it has great application. It is difficult to move cardiovascular training out of the sagittal plane and the Helix does just that.
I have had my clients slideboard for years to take advantage of frontal plane movement, but until Helix, there has never been a machine that could provide that. I highly recommend the Helix Lateral Trainer.