In 1992 Vigor Equipment, Inc. was established by Bjorn W. Svendsen, DHSc, PT, FFAAOMPT. Dr. Svendsen's Scandinavian-based approach backed by over 25 years of clinical and academic experience inspired him to manufacture and sell high-quality exercise therapy equipment to rehabilitation professionals in the USA. Dr. Svendsen passed away May 2021 in Norway.
In 2015, under new ownership, the company relocated to Wabash, Indiana. Vigor Therapy Equipment continues to specialize in products for pain-free/medical exercise therapy and unweighting (body weight supported, progressive precision loading) exercise therapy.
The equipment is designed to be user friendly and is particularly beneficial when starting exercise early – day one of treatment – in order to enhance tissue healing and repair.
We believe the key to effectual treatment is having the right tools and skills to utilize in the assessment and treatment of your patients. Toward this end we have committed ourselves in assisting therapists in becoming better skilled in rendering treatment procedures.
Scott Buehrer joined Vigor Therapy Equipment in 2016 as its President. Previously he was the Vice President of Sales for Bionix, a manufacturer of medical devices and Radiation Therapy immobilization equipment, where he led the expansion of the company’s salesforce and distribution network generating record sales for the company. His business experience also includes Research & Development, Engineering, and Sales Management positions with Tenneco Automotive, a global manufacturer of exhaust and suspension systems. Scott is a frequent guest speaker on college campuses with his talk on “What You Need to Know About the Road Ahead”, a presentation that draws upon his business and life experiences to help prepare students to have a more satisfying and successful life after graduation. Scott has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, a MBA from Duke University, and is a former consultant with McKinsey & Co. His hobbies are golfing, snow skiing, and gardening.
Terry Dickey has been with Vigor Therapy Equipment since 1992, assisting its founder in establishing the company. Prior to this she was Business Manager for an out-patient physical therapy clinic and Administrative Coordinator for the Physical Therapy Dept. at Andrews University. Over the years she has built valued customer and vendor relationships and a deep knowledge of the product line from development through manufacturing to implementation. Terry and her husband make their home in southwest Michigan where they enjoy church, gardening, motorcycling, and time with their family which includes four grandchildren.
Ease of assembly (most items ship pre-assembled)
Product line is expandable to facilitate your growing practice
Experienced staff with over 35 years in field of P.T.
Spare parts are available for all products
Made in the U.S.A.