Today, excess weight is known to lead to serious risks and cardiovascular disorders.
Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.*
Of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese.*
Children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2014.*
In fact, a greater concentration of fat in the blood results in deposits along the arteries, which slow down blood circulation and can cause pain or other ailments. The risk of heart attack is thus multiplied by 1.5 for a person who is 10 to 30% overweight and by 2 if the person is more than 30% overweight. Moreover, people suffering from excess weight are generally those whose physical activity is reduced. Their muscle mass often proves insufficient to do its part in supporting and protecting the osteoarticular system. This can notably cause varying degrees of back pain and lower limb joint problems (osteoarthritis).
The exercises practiced on HUBER® 360 help to improve mobility, strength, balance, and resistance of overweight people. This fun comprehensive care enables them to gradually start moving again and to rediscover the joy of exercising. Moreover, the brain is the body’s greatest consumer of glucose. By combining muscular and cerebral work, HUBER® helps to burn a lot more calories than traditional workouts, while reducing the heart rate. In addition to limiting cardiovascular risks, HUBER® relieves lower back pain by strengthening core spinal muscles.
By stimulating natural lipolysis, the endermothérapie® technique breaks down fat, especially the most resistant kinds of fat – gluteofemoral fat in women and abdominal fat in men. Moreover, thanks to specific maneuvers, this treatment tones the skin loosened by weight loss and stimulates circulation to prevent venous disorders and to release back tension.
When your BMI is over 35/40, the patient is then said to be severely obese and then morbidly obese, and few effective solutions exist apart from surgery. The patient thus begins a long process. Physiotherapists play a vital role in the obesity care chain. They participate in preparing the patient so as to evaluate physical capabilities and to treat pathological conditions related to excess weight. Then, before and after the operation, they assist with weight loss, help the patient to readjust to exercising, and even treat scars and sagging skin, which are unfortunately unavoidable during the weight loss period before reconstructive surgery.
Before the operation, the exercises performed on HUBER® use the entire body in order to mobilize joints and strengthen muscular chains.
After the operation, thanks to integrated force sensors and the platform’s variety of movements, HUBER® helps the patient not only to resume a physical activity tailored to their abilities while increasing resistance, but it also helps patients to lose body fat, so they can regain their independence.
Before the operation, the endermothérapie® technique prepares the tissue in order to maximize the surgery’s results. The treatment head’s mechanical stimulation activates circulatory exchanges in order to prevent the appearance of edema, to relieve tensions, and to lessen reduce stiffness.
After the operation, this treatment naturally promotes scarring by making tissue supple and elastic, limits the risk of fibrosis, and helps to redefine contours by eliminating fat and sagging skin.
HUBER® allows me to rehabilitate my balance because my main problem was standing up. I spent several months lying down in my bed without being able to move. HUBER® lets me work out and have fun at the same time because it’s a machine that has been designed for that purpose as well. You don’t feel the exertion, even if the effort is intense. I hope everyone using HUBER® will have the same results as I did.
Bruno, 49 years old
Weighed 320 kg at the end of 2012 and 154 kg in January 2014
HUBER® is improving my arm coordination and making me stronger. After the 3rd session, it was easier for me to do the exercises. Moreover, you work your entire body on HUBER®, unlike other machines. It increased my mobility and endurance.”
Sébastien, 34 years old
As a surgeon, what interests me the most is increasing muscle mass. We see significant muscular atrophy in obese people, as a result of their low physical activity. Furthermore, during postoperative recovery, the metabolism is in state of deficiency and is going to consume the muscles first. In addition to its cardiovascular benefits, HUBER® allows us to maintain and build muscle mass, which is very important for us to do.
Dr Guillaume BECOUARN
Surgeon specializing in obesity, Anjou Clinic in Angers
Working with HUBER® changed a great deal. I have already seen a difference in patients lacking mobility, particularly before surgery. What’s more and what is especially important is that it rekindles their desire to exercise! These are isolated people who need to rediscover the joy of living, and our job is to accompany them on this journey. One of my patients was telling me, ‘Before, I used to spend an hour and a half exercising at the gym, and now, thanks to HUBER®, I do the equivalent in 30 min.’ Lastly, obese people often have lower back problems; the stool proves very useful because we do short sessions for lower back mobility, and the heart rate monitor allows us to record all the strengthening training data.
Independent physiotherapist in Angers