BTE Technologies, a leading global innovator in objective evaluation and rehabilitation equipment for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and sports medicine, announces its acquisition of Eccentron™ - a patented recumbent strength-training system that works the muscles eccentrically for rapid strength gains, explosive muscle power, and unparalleled benefits for joint stability and fall prevention - all with minimal strain on the cardiovascular system.
“With eccentric muscle training, exercise intolerant patients can maintain and grow muscle, and get stronger so they can perform their daily activities.”
The versatile Eccentron™ is an ideal healthcare solution for individuals from different walks of life, with varying levels of physical wellness - from conditions related to aging, to rehabilitation and performance enhancement for world class athletes. "BTE is proud to develop this exciting new option to benefit the growing patient population worldwide whose lives can be improved with forward-thinking research and technology," states Charles T. Wetherington, President of BTE Technologies.
People who have difficulty exercising - such as the elderly, post-surgical, arthritic, and cardio-pulmonary patients - have until now had limited options for overcoming advanced weakness. Eccentron™ offers a brand new opportunity for strengthening muscles, improving joint stability, and fall prevention - allowing patients to get back to enjoying and fully participating in life. Eccentric (or 'negative') exercise involves muscles resisting force rather than producing force. A patient can apply nominal resistance and engage a muscle more effectively than doing equivalent concentric work (such as lifting). Explains co-inventor Paul LaStayo, P.T., Ph.D., C.H.T., "With eccentric muscle training, exercise intolerant patients can maintain and grow muscle, and get stronger so they can perform their daily activities."