The best physiotherapy equipment for rehabilitation in sports

When assessing what physiotherapy equipment is needed for sports rehabilitation, the focus must be on fitting patients' needs as specifically as possible. This is not only to make recovery as fast as possible, but also to prevent further injury and ensure the treatment’s long-term effectiveness.  

However, physiotherapy doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience- challenging, of course- but physiotherapy can be a process filled with progression and achievements. Our equipment takes a forward-thinking approach to physiotherapy with dynamic and versatile machines that push for excellence and recovery.  

Why is Keiser equipment outstanding for sports rehabilitation? 

Keiser equipment is specifically curated for those in rehabilitation- from sports rehabilitation to general medical rehabilitation- due to: 

  • Zero shock loading, preventing further damage to already compromised muscles, connectives tissues, and joints 
  • Zero kg starting weight on most machines, preventing overloading 
  • Controlled air resistance, which allows the user to efficiently build strength at their own pace 
  • Power display to assist in tracking progress via key metrics through the rehabilitation process 

 For equipment to be effective, but also safe for rehabilitation in sports, machines should facilitate low-impact workouts to prevent injury, be versatile to accommodate a variety of needs, and be functional to rebuild strength and mobility. 

What physiotherapy equipment is the best for a quick (and safe) sports rehabilitation recovery? 

Versatile sports rehabilitation equipment 

With all Keiser equipment, versatility is key. Equipment must adapt to the patient's limitations without compromising the treatment's effectiveness. 

The Keiser A300 Leg Curl Machine can be outstanding for rehabilitation, as it uses a seated position and isolates a single joint. This targeting allows muscles to be strengthened under eccentric loading.  

Also, our Seated Chest Press is perfect for strengthening an injured shoulder while still maintaining a comfortable seated position. This will naturally be in the later stages of rehabilitation and will also improve posture and overall strength, serving to prevent future injuries. 


Low-impact rehabilitation equipment  

If you overload joints and muscles during the recovery process, patients will likely encounter setbacks further down the line and potentially injure themselves even further. This is a particular issue with rehabilitation for professional athletes because they’ll be used to higher levels of exertion and will be keen to speed along the process as their livelihood depends on it. It’s crucial then, to use equipment that brings speedy progress without compromising safety. 

The Keiser Recumbent Stepper is an exceptional full-body workout, incorporating upper-body resistance as well as a full pedalling stroke. This brings significant progress towards more independent movement, especially for those who are transitioning out of being in a wheelchair. However, the comfortable position the user is in when on this machine, coupled with the optional foot and leg stabilizers and wrist straps, means this progress happens in a controlled and safe way to prevent exacerbating injuries.  

Resistance bands are also great for incrementally adding resistance to workouts to build strength and increase endurance post injury. Resistance bands are ideal for when full-body movement is not possible, but you want to increase the range of movement in a specific area.  

Keiser machines are trusted by organisations such as the Mayo Clinic, to train the patient’s muscles and nervous system at the same time. Keiser machines are versatile, to achieve versatile goals.  


Functional equipment 

For the best recovery, patients need to be retrained in their athletic movements and in everyday life. This is where functional fitness comes in- as this strength training is safe for those in rehabilitation and can vastly improve quality of life.  

The Keiser Functional Trainer is unparalleled in its ability to prepare an injured or deconditioned body for the demands of exercise- but also the movement involved in everyday life. Our functional trainer is faster than any human being, so users can train at any speed for the best recovery outcomes.  

Ankle and wrist weights are also great options to add a bit of resistance to everyday activities to build strength. They are especially good if the patient’s hands are injured in such a way that makes gripping a dumbbell more difficult.  


If you’re looking to enhance the outcomes of your rehabilitation facility for your patients, then you must invest in the best tools to do so. To restore optimal functioning in all of your patients and make your physiotherapists’ jobs easier, fit your facility with the industry-leaders in physiotherapy equipment here.