Launch of the HUR Pulley Functional Trainer
Susan Curtis, Peamount Physiotherapy Manager; Carl Ryan, Accuscience Brand Manager; Frances Fitzgerald TD; Brian Dempsey, Accuscience Sales Manager; Alan Jackson, Accuscience Product Specialist
Accuscience were delighted to be invited to the official launch of the HUR Pulley Functional Trainer at Peamount Healthcare today.
The event included patient stories and formal cutting of the ribbon by Frances Fitzgerald, TD.
Peamount is the first hospital in the country to have the new ‘HUR Pulley Functional Trainer’ equipment which has been made possible through the Patient Donations Fund.
Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that provides a range of high quality health and social care services: Rehabilitation Services for older people and those with respiratory conditions. Residential Services for people with a neurological disability, people with an intellectual disability and older people. Community Services including an outpatients’ department, day care for older people, and diagnostic tests to the public. Peamount Healthcare are currently in the process of adding an additional 50 new rehabilitation beds.
HUR Pulley Functional Trainer
HUR, from Finland, specialise in providing exercise solutions for the active-ageing, rehabilitation, and the inclusive wellness markets, worldwide.
With almost 30 years of experience, HUR offers premium-quality pneumatic strength training solutions, coupled with smart technology…in short, HUR promote the idea of maintaining, or (re)developing Lifelong Strength.
For example, 46% of those over 80 years old can’t lift more than 5 kg. which impacts detrimentally on their ability to perform everyday activities effectively and with energy, to maintain their balance, and to live independently…yet this is not inevitable. Studies show that one of the most important factors in staying healthy and independent is to have good muscular condition…and this is reflected now in most health guidelines.
The HUR Pulley offers a large range of exercises in one machine. Its versatility makes it suitable for regular exercisers, athletes, seniors and wheelchair and rehabilitation users. As with all HUR machines the Natural Transmission mechanism makes the equipment easy and safe to use regardless of the speed of movement.
HUR Pulley adjustable support handles:
Standard equipment for HUR Pulley includes two adjustable support handles, which can for example be used to support the lower limbs during an exercise. The handles can also be turned into an upright position, which guarantees full access to the machine.
HUR Pulley leg strap
Standard equipment of HUR Pulley includes padded leg strap. It can be used as both ankle and wrist strap.
HUR Pulley handgrip
Standard equipment of HUR Pulley includes two single-handed handgrips.
Peamount Healthcare Rehabilitation Service
Peamount Healthcare’s Age Related Rehabilitation Service offers an in-patient rehabilitation programme to adults over 65 who have had a loss of independence due to injury or illness, such as stroke, musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics.
Helping People to Help Themselves
Over three quarters of patients of this Service return home usually after a short stay. However due to their condition some people may not be able to return home and may be transferred to their referring hospital.
Hospitals Working Together
The Service accepts adults predominantly over 65 from all general hospitals but mainly from AMNCH Hospital (Tallaght). Younger people may be considered depending on their clinical needs.
Highly Qualified Professional Care
The Service has a 25 bed in-patient unit on the Peamount campus (another 50 being built). Patients are admitted under a Consultant Geriatrician, and a Care Plan is developed based on their needs. Nurses, Health Care Attendants and Clinical Nurse Specialists work together to deliver dedicated care and support.
Patients are supported on a referral basis by Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Medical Social Workers, Dieticians and a Consultant in Psychiatry of Later Life.