LimbPower has released a series of short exercise and fitness videos for amputees. The tutorial style videos feature a range of strength and movement exercises, designed to improve people’s general fitness and encourage more amputees to lead an active lifestyle. LimbPower, recognise that taking part in sport and physical activity can be a daunting experience for many people with limb impairments. To help change this, LimbPower has produced a series of 22 short exercise videos specifically designed for people with limb impairments.
Created in partnership with Sport England and filmed by Square Daisy, the videos support LimbPower’s ongoing work to support people with limb impairments to reach their full potential through sport and exercise.
Each video is between one and three minutes long, and features a voiceover and on-screen graphics to guide individuals on how to perform the exercise with the correct technique. Exercises featured in the video series cover five main areas:
- Introduction to exercise and warm up
- Dynamic exercises
- Circuit training and stretching
- Strength and conditioning
- Agility, balance and coordination
“LimbPower created these videos to help inactive amputees to improve their fitness, build confidence, strength and stability, empowering them in the early stages of their lives as amputees to engage in physical activity. These exercises focus on core stability, coordination, strength and balance, along with dynamic stability and mobility exercises, to promote increased fitness. We want to encourage amputees to take an active role in their rehabilitation and general well-being and to equip them to take part in more dynamic activities and sport”.
Jack Eyres, Amputee and Personal Trainer
“At LimbPower, we know that being active can have a positive impact on a person’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. We hope that these videos will give people with limb impairments more confidence to take part in regular exercise and improve their fitness levels”.
Kiera Roche, LimbPower CEO
All exercise videos are available to watch on the LimbPower website and YouTube channel. Watch exercise videos on LimbPower’s YouTube channel.