Jen Turner, a physiotherapist and innovator approached us with a prototype rehabilitation device for leg strengthening.
Her company JT Rehab provides high quality and affordable private physiotherapy assessment and treatment from its base in Sheffield.
The service focuses on falls prevention, strengthening for improving arthritic joint conditions and prevention of de-conditioning to maintain independence and improve activities of daily living.
A desire to improve patient outcomes drove Jen to initiate a better leg strengthening device than is currently available. The aim was for the machine to be more effective for strengthening patients lower limbs than current tools and would have had the effect of reducing the de-conditioning affect and strengthening those patients most at risk of losing their independence.
“Within 2 days of being admitted to hospital 65% of people (especially the elderly) will start to lose muscle strength. It is a major factor in patients not regaining their pre-admission level of independence and causing costly delays in people being discharged back home. Turner wanted to work harder to prevent this de-conditioning process from happening, so she invented the Strength Press (S-Press), a portable leg strengthening device. It was developed to enable patients to have a much better chance of maintaining their strength and functional abilities.”