There is a trend in the NE of the US, and probably nationwide, for Physical Therapy Clinics to team up with several other medical services, plus a regular health club, and build a center that offers many services. Since they are newly build they are very nice.
The ones in my area have at least 2 machines that a person can transfer to and use the hand cycle. It is interesting that there are also 2 hand cycles at which one must stand. These have proven VERY popular with AB weightlifters.
Here are the machines I favor. The SCIfit has a hilarious brand name, don't you think? Anyone with a bit of leg function can use it to entice more leg function, since you can support leg movement with your arms. Cybex elliptical I like because I am able to get up on it. I pull my chair up behind it, put one foot in its platform, then pull myself up, balance against the side while putting the other foot in its platform. This requires some bravado and coordination, but is possible. The motion makes sweeping steps and is very good for stretching and training the hips and pelvic bowl.
Finally, I think ATG mentioned wanting a rope climb. There is a rope-climb machine that the ABs love. I do not know if ATG could belt himself down to it, nor if that would be safe, but here it is. An expensive substitute for a simple rope, isn't it?
SCIfit makes other machines as well that are geared to people with disabilities, while also offering something to people who do not consider themselves disabled.
No PT clinic on its own can afford a broad array of expensive machines, each of which costs $5-7000 USD. When they combine with a general health club they create an inclusive atmosphere where all can be comfortable and a better assortment of machines can be purchased. Injured athletes use the facility while getting PT, find it has everything they could want as they recover, then become members.
At the club in Ithaca I often ran into 2 other women in chairs- one an incomplete para level, and the other an amputee. There was also a young guy with CP in a chair, though he could do things standing (as can I), who I would see in the mornings. He came with a carer who assisted with his program.
About 20% of the members are weight-lifting addicts. ATG knows the type- they look deformed. Other people came to swim and people with joint problems used the heated pool. I always found the weight-lifting people eager to help set up machines for me. Several offered to spot for me if I ever needed, and I did ask one guy to help me try something that, it turned out, i could not do. I would not have been able to figure out if I could or not without his help.
My experience is that these places make it feel "normal" for all kinds of folks to participate, whatever their capabilities. My business sense says this is the only way to support a first class facility in a small city. I advise the S C Injured to pluck up their courage and get out in these mixed situations, if at all possible.