Ginger Fitness and Rehabilitation, Inc
Ginger Fitness and Rehabilitation, Inc
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Consultations throughout the state
Call: 813-631-9700

Temple Terrace, Central-East Tampa, Brandon
5035 E. Busch Blvd., Ste 7 Tampa, FL 33617

Lakeland Plant City Clinic
1701 South Alexander Street, Suite 111, Plant City, FL 33566

Westchase,South Tampa, Carrollwood, Town&Country
8455 West Linebaugh Ave Tampa, FL 33625

New Tampa-Wesley Chapel Clinic
27553 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel,
FL 33544

Trinity/ New Port Richey
8726 Old County Road 54,
New Port Richey,
FL 34653

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Orientation - Exercise Equipment

DO NOT allow children or adults who are not patients to use any exercise machines

DO NOT allow them to play on any PT equipment, including weights and therapy balls

TREADMILL: – Begin with Power off / lowest incline to 0

  • Place safety belt (martial arts belt) on patient around waist firmly
  • Wrap emergency band firmly around wrist or waist
  • In Emergency pull out this band
  • DO NOT allow children or adults who are not patients to use any exercise machines. Hide the emergency band where they can't get to, so they cannot activate treadmill
  • Start treadmill on lowest speed 0.5
  • Increase speed and increase incline [per Physical Therapist direction]
  • Stand holding on to patient by safety belt firmly [depends on patient. PT will give directions]
  • Decrease speed and decrease incline for cool down
  • Stop treadmill
  • Assist patient off the treadmill if needed
  • Patients can walk sideways, backwards, according to rehab needs with supervision

BIOSTEP: - Begin with Power off

  • Turn and Pivot the seat by lever so patient can sit on seat
  • Turn the seat facing the pedals
  • Adjust seat forward or backward (knees should be slightly flexed, not hyperextended. Feet should be as flat on pedals as possible)
  • Set the Weight, time and/or program level {level determine by PT}
  • When patient starts to pedal, the machine will calculate time, steps and intensity for duration
  • When patient is done, assist out of chair. Turn left or right to pivot the chair
  • Assist patient off the biostep if needed.

Stepper: - Start and Reset if already programmed


  • Be sure pt is using it slowly with control, not quickly up/down
  • Pt must pull platform all the way past the marker point for counter to count and move through full ROM
  • Pt must SLOWLY lower legs for good controlled eccentric contracts and prevent injury to low back


  • Always recharge machine after you are done
  • Always wear gloves on both hands, so you don't inadvertently shock pt
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Ultrasound Machine:

  • Caution: do not allow head of US to be removed from touching skin surface while machine is running, this will destroy the US head crystals.

TENS/ Iontophoresis:

  • Caution: do not pull or allow for electrodes to be pulled inadvertently during treatment or pt will be shocked
  • Staff will be given specific instructions at time of treatment
  • Check skin condition prior and after treatment to be sure there is no irritation
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