Exercises for prosthesis users
The fitness app includes a number of easy-to-follow exercises developed by experienced Ottobock physiotherapists for leg and arm amputees. Over 40,000 amputees around the world use the app for targeted physical fitness and increasing their strength. As a result, the Fitness for Amputees app is now available in 11 different languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese, Italian and Russian.
Leg amputees can train in three different modules. The exercises in the “Stretch & Relax” module improve flexibility, help relax muscles and promote faster recovery after training. Combined with the “Strength & Endurance” and “Coordination & Balance” modules, the app offers a holistic training programme.
The exercises for arm prosthesis users are grouped in the “Shoulder” and “Torso” modules. The aim of the exercises is to strengthen muscles, prevent malpositions and improve balance to prevent pain and achieve a high level of safety when using the prosthesis.
Download the free Fitness for Amputees app now from the app stores and take your daily fitness programme to the next level.
Getting stronger every day
To get the most out of the programme, Ottobock physiotherapists recommend training two to three times each week for 5 to 11 minutes, switching regularly between the modules.
It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it! As confirmed by users of the app:
- “Thanks to this app, I'm getting a bit stronger every day.” Debra
- “I've been an amputee for 12 years, and this app is the most comprehensive programme I have found.” Björn
Training for the lower limb
Training for the upper limb
Further highlights of the app
- Different levels of difficulty: Exercises can be individually chosen to suit the amputee’s physical condition.
- Selection of exercises: Offers choice of completing a predefined training programme or creating a customised training programme.
- Statistics function: Lets users keep an eye on their own progress and gain an overview of the number of exercises already completed.