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Advantages of Lokomat Therapy
Effective Rehabilitation Training
Robot-assisted therapy enables effective and intensive training to increase the strength of muscles and the range of motion of joints in order to improve walking.
Most Physiological Movement
The physiological movement of the lower extremities is ensured by the individually adjustable exoskeleton. Additionally, the hip and knee joint angles can be adjusted during training to the patient’s specific needs.
Optimal Patient Challenge
During rehabilitation, patients need to be challenged. Therapists can help patients reach their goals by setting the training parameters according to their performance.
Patients are motivated to reach their goals with various game-like exercises.
This Augmented Performance Feedback (APF) maximizes the effect of Lokomat training. Studies have shown when using APF, muscle activation can be considerably increased.
The Lokomat allows therapists to focus on the patient and the actual therapy. It enhances staff efficiency and safety, leading to higher training intensity, more treatments per therapist, and consistent, superior patient care.
State-of-the-Art Gait Rehabilitation
Patients are increasingly more informed about what the most effective and efficient therapy is, and they use this information to decide where to go for their rehabilitation.
All patients look to receive the most effective training possible and the Lokomat ensures high-quality rehabilitation—a great reason why a patient might decide on your clinic.
“I couldn’t explain it, but I felt that it was doing something good,” he says. “I fell in love with the Lokomat that day!” After 16 therapy sessions, Phillip’s force measured by the LokomatPro sensors had improved greatly and he decided to move closer to the hospital in order to be able to continue the therapy with the Lokomat.
Towards an Independent Daily Routine through Play
M. S. was only 16 when he had a stroke in the left side of his brain resulting in a right-sided hemiparesis with a sensitivity disorder. After training with the LokomatPro with FreeD four times a week for a mere three weeks, he has already been able to improve the stability in his right knee. "I can stand on my own again and I feel much safer in my daily routine," he explains. "I like the games best! The training is much more fun."
One Hundred Miles for the Best Therapy
"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 his mother, 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."
Benefits of the Lokomat are Recognized All Over the World