The ResQUp® can be also utilized as an upper body strengthening device. By holding the lower level handles that are at a 4-1/2”, a person can then lift their bottom off the floor. This type of exercise is called “scapular depressor” strengthening. The ability to lift one’s body weight a few inches is a commonly performed exercise in a Physical Therapy clinic to improve mobility. Individuals need adequate upper body strength for a variety of functional activities, such as being able to scoot up in bed, pressure relief to prevent pressure sores, or transfer one’s self off a chair/commode.