VALEDO® THERAPY CONCEPT – FOR A HEALTHY BACK
18th February 2015
Volketswil near Zurich, Switzerland, February 18, 2015 – Nonspecific lower back pain is one of the most common health conditions and despite various approaches, treatment options often only provide shortterm relief. This is why the Swiss med tech company Hocoma designed the Valedo Therapy Concept. It provides innovative sensor technology and a holistic approach for back therapy at the clinic and the continuing training at home and covers the needs of patients and therapists with motivating therapeutic exercises and great clinical assessments.
Hocoma was set up in 2000, as a spin-off of the Swiss University Hospital Balgrist. The company currently employs more than 170 people at its headquarters in Volketswil near Zurich (Switzerland) and at its subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore and Slovenia. Hocoma is the global market leader for the development, manufacturing and marketing of robotic and sensorbased devices for functional movement therapy. Therapy solutions support the treatment of neurological patients with movement disorders caused by stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or other neurological diseases and injuries as well low back pain patients. The product range features devices for intensive gait therapy (Lokomat®), functional therapy of the upper extremities (Armeo®), early rehabilitation and patient mobilization (Erigo®) as well as functional movement therapy within low back pain treatment (Valedo®) at home and at the therapist. Hocoma products are applied successfully in clinics and research institutes worldwide. The medical technology company has received many technology and entrepreneur awards, amongst others the “Swiss Technology Award” and the “Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Hocoma generated a turnover of more than 30 million CHF in 2013. Dr. Gery Colombo is the CEO of Hocoma AG.
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