Technogym presents SKILLMILL at MEDICA 2016

Technogym launched SKILLMILL at the Rio games this summer but will now be showing the product off at Medica, an important trade show for the medical community.

The SKILLMILL

The SKILLMILL, a curved looking treadmill, allows athletes to work on their power, speed, stamina and agility In fact the SKILLMILL offers a huge variety of workouts on the one piece of equipment. It is powered from the movement of the user whose performance can be tracked via the console. 

The multidrive technology (patent pending) is also of interest as it allows users to select different levels of reactive resistance from zero to max. All you do is shift gear and you go from a resistance free programme to an all-out resistance workout. But what has interested the medical world are the rehabilitation opportunities offered by SKILLMILL.

Why Choose the SKILLMILL?

SKILLMILL not only helps fully able athletes to develop their skills, but can help those people recovering their mobility after surgery, illness or trauma. The multi drive technology we mentioned earlier allows those rehabilitating to achieve the following benefits:

  • Maximise Muscle Activation. The user needs to use their muscles to power the machine, thus allowing higher muscular activation which in the long run will result in strong muscles and joints.

  • Increased Metabolic Rate. Users can adjust the resistance as they want it again developing muscles and oxygen consumption.

  • Optimized Movement Biomechanics. The unique curved shape of SKILLMILL encourages the correct heel/toe progression, this encourages proper gait and stimulates a stronger muscle memory and awareness. Users will also see a good alignment of the ankles, knees, hips and back enabling patients to get better movement, balance, and neuromuscular coordination.

Anybody with hip or back problems will find a large range of exercises for them and users can progress from programmes suitable for those starting their rehabilitation and then progress to harder programmes as their body recovers.

SKILLMILL is also not just about rehabilitation but also can be a preventative tool. In older people too SKILLMILL can improve mobility, reduce muscle weakness, and improve strength, power and cardiovascular ability.

The console not only provides really useful data on performance but also offers guidance when a user is working the equipment away from medical help. A perfect tool for the medical community.

About Technogym

Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading international supplier of technology and design driven fitness and wellness products. Over 2,200 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym has a presence in over 100 countries. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.