Vascular Dementia is a neurological disorder that can cause cognitive difficulties and eventually lead to diminished overall health. This is something that Joe A. faces every day. Living with this condition takes a toll not only cognitively but also muscularly. Joe dedicates two days a week for his therapy, each session being anywhere from one to two hours. Just like being in the military, Joe always fights to push through his limitations while exercising at Beyond the Chair. Joe is continuously working to get better and is determined to meet each and every goal set.
Joe currently has difficulty with his balance and strength, as well as standing all the way upright. When Joe comes into Beyond the Chair he works on those areas and weight bearing on his lower extremities. During training, the Neruo-Fitness Specialists like to focus on exercises that will incorporate more than one muscle group. The EasyStand is definitely a machine that does exactly that. When Joe is using the Glider he is engaging muscles in different areas of his body at a time and is getting weight bearing in his lower extremities. The Glider not only provides Joe with the weight bearing he needs but also helps with strengthening his upper extremities as well. The constant pushing and pulling works Joe’s arms as well as his core which helps a lot with his balance. This motion tends to make Joe lean to the sides, which forces him to activate his core in order to stay midline and perform the exercise correctly. The EasyStand Glider works the majority of Joe’s body and also helps with his cardiovascular system.