Adjusting the Deck
Incline and Decline Function
Press the 'INCLINE' console button to begin incline at the front of the deck. Pressing the 'DECLINE' console button only operates in Quick Start or Manual modes. When the function is active, the grade window will show a (-) sign indicating that the grade is set for decline.
The MT200 allows you to raise the entire deck parallel to the floor. In this mode, the deck, rear step, and handrails can be used for step-up, step-down, stretching, and PNF/PTA exercises. Lifting the deck while a patient walks allows the therapist to assist the patient by moving their legs without having to bend over too far. The deck-lift program is also used with the basic un-weighting system. Raise the deck and connect the patient’s un-weighting harness to the un-weighting system. The up and down keys can be used to raise or lower the deck for un-weighing the patient.
Forward and Backward Belt Movement
Forward movement is the default direction setting when the treadmill is powered on and any time the console is in the idle mode. If the belt is already set in the reverse direction, it will change the direction of the belt to forward. If the belt is moving in reverse when the key is pressed the belt will slow down to zero speed and then speed changes in the forward direction are allowed.
Backward movement only operates in quick start or manual mode. If the belt is moving when the key is pressed the belt will slow down to zero speed then allow speed changes in the reverse direction. The speed window will show a minus (-) sign indicating the speed is set to reverse.
Additional step lowers the step-up height to 4 inches. To install or remove the step easily there are two removable pins located under the rear of the treadmill. Be sure these two pins are in place before using.
Adjusting the Handrails
To lift: Turn both the left and right vertical adjustment knobs counterclockwise one or two rotations. Then just grab the lift bar and pull up. The locking pins in the knobs will automatically ratchet into the indexing holes in the tubes. Tighten the knobs when desired position is set. There is a numbered scale on the tubes for repeatable settings.
To lower: Loosen the two knobs and then pull them out and rotate slightly until the knob remains out on its own. The pin should now be disengaged from the tube and you can use the lift bar to lower the rails. Lower the rail past the position you desire and rotate the knob again so the pin can engage the holes in the tube. Now lift the rails to the desired position and lock the knob.
Turn both the left and right levers counterclockwise one rotation. Move the rails to the desired position and re-lock the levers. There are numbered scales on the tubes for repeatable settings. The levers may be blocked by the rotating tube when position is changed. The levers can be repositioned by pulling out and rotating them to a new position, allowing tightening.
The lift bar will make raising and lowering the hand rails easier. You can remove the lift bars for better patient access by loosening the locking knobs. Hold the bar with one hand and loosen the knobs with the other so the lift bar does not suddenly fall to the floor.