A Quick Tour of Our Rehabilitation Equipment

Are you planning to have a knee replacement? Maybe you have to have a hip replaced. If so, you need an inpatient rehabilitation facility near you that offers the equipment you need with the stellar dedication to service you deserve.

At Bladen East, we have helped hundreds of our residents regain mobility, whether they were recovering from a stroke or learning to walk again after a hip replacement. Our assisted living and skilled nursing care units mean that we are able to help residents at whatever point they are in their rehabilitation journey.

We’d like to give you a brief tour of some of the equipment you might see in our rehabilitation gym. Each piece is designed to take you one step closer to recovery.

The Rehabilitation Equipment We Use at Bladen East

Training Stairstraining steps rehabilitation bladen east

Even if you live on the ground floor or if there are no steps in your house, eventually, you may be in a situation where you have to tackle stairs. You’ll find that sometimes, walking on stairs can provide quite a workout. It also helps us to train the muscles that you’ll need for walking again.

Our training stairs have grips, handrails, non-slip treads and, of course, our physical therapists “spotting” for you, so there is no fear of falling.

Stationary Bicycle

If you’re able to use a stationary bike, it’s a great, low-impact way to improve cardiovascular health. We’ve found that stationary bikes also help many who are recovering from injuries that make them unable to do other exercises.

Is a stationary bike the right choice for you? That depends upon what type of rehabilitation you’re having and why. We’ll work with you to create a comprehensive health care plan that will craft a treatment to give you the maximum benefit.

Peg Board

This is a simple device that goes a long way toward helping your fine motor skills. At first glance, it may even look like a toy, but this is a useful piece of equipment that not only engages the body—it engages the mind.

On a peg board, you simply remove pegs from one area and place them in another, forming a particular pattern according to instructions. It not only helps your manual dexterity, but it’s useful for helping with memory and other functions.

balance bars rehabilitation equipment at bladen eastBalance Bars

This device consists of two bars on either side of a short “walkway.” The purpose behind this is to help you learn to walk again. With the bars on either side of you, you will eventually progress to where you don’t need their assistance.

It’s also an effective tool at helping you regain or improve your balance.

Again, you should have no fear of falling—our physical therapists will offer guided support to ensure that your recovery is both safe and effective.

recumbent steps rehabilitation equipment at bladen eastRecumbent Stepper

Let’s say you have another joint condition that makes using stairs difficult if not impossible. How do you get the benefit and physical therapy regimen of doing steps? That’s where the recumbent stepper comes in.

These allow residents to get the benefits from stair exercises while being in a seated position. This also helps those who are older or even those who are new to rehabilitation. Another benefit of many recumbent steppers is that wheelchairs can easily access them because they are lower. They are also a good choice for those who have had a hip replacement.

Free Weights and Resistance Bands

A large part of rehabilitation is regaining your strength, and we have a variety of resistance bands and free weights to help you achieve your goal. As you grow stronger, you’ll find that your progress has improved. We’ll direct your exercises to target which muscle groups need the most training.


A large part of rehabilitation is returning your full range of motion. It’s particularly useful if you’ve been having problems such as frozen shoulder or other injuries. It can also help those who are recovering from a stroke or accident.

Quality Rehabilitation Services and Skilled Nursing Care in Elizabethtown, NC

Of course, there’s a lot more to quality rehabilitation than solid equipment. That’s only a part of the equation. The other—and we believe most important—part is the dedication reflected every day by our outstanding physical therapists.

We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, in a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

We treat you or your loved one as if you were members of our own family. We understand that rehabilitation is a long and challenging journey, and that’s why we are there for you every day throughout this process.

See why our residents love living at Bladen East and discover how our physical therapists can help you regain mobility. Contact us today to schedule a virtual tour.

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