The optional FreeD module improves therapy by allowing for lateral translation and transverse rotation of the pelvis. The patient’s ability to shift their weight completely over their stance leg and thereby activate their core muscles and experience balance aspects is crucial in relearning to walk independently.
The LokomatPro can be fitted with standard orthoses for adults or with pediatric orthoses, which are available as an optional module. The pediatric orthosis are designed to accommodate small children by offering a special set of harnesses and cuffs that provide a precise fit for patients with femurs between 21 and 35 cm (8.3 – 13.8 in.). The two interchangeable sets of orthoses can be easily swapped out by the therapist and both offer the same wide range of therapy benefits.
As a three-year-old, Carson was the youngest Lokomat patient at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Ohio, USA. He was born with cerebral palsy never learned to walk correctly. When his mother Carla learned about the LokomatPro with Pediatric Orthoses, she didn't hesitate to drive more than 100 miles twice a week for the therapy sessions at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. "I thought it was phenomenal to have such a device so close," she says. "Carson came to us with strength and gait impairments," explains his therapist, Jenny Schmit. Using a walker, Carson's legs criss-crossed and he was able to walk only very slowly. "He jumped into the Lokomat and had so much fun during the therapy," explains Carla. With games and fun exercises, the staff at Cincinnati Children's Hospital offers intensive and motivating therapy, and very soon, Carson started showing great improvements. "He was just flying! His mobility was better and he was so much more self-confident," says Carla happily. "I was just delighted at his improvement. Driving 100 miles is nothing when you want to get the best care for your child."
Orthopedic Material Storage
The Lokomat portfolio provides two orthopedic storage solutions, to store your orthopedic material, which allow ergonomic handling and faster training preparation. The orthopedic material storage solutions are optional accessories to the LokomatNanos and the LokomatPro.