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May 31

Gorbel® Inc. Introduces SafeGait ACTIVE™

Victor, NY based company launches first of its kind dynamic mobility trainer. Victor, NY: Gorbel® Inc., the maker of innovative unweighting and fall protection devices for the rehabilitation and industrial markets, today announced the launch of SafeGait ACTIVE™; an overhead fall protection device that allows patients to move dynamically through treatment sessions. SafeGait ACTIVE™ is

Feb 28

VIDEO | Gorbel at APTA CSM: A Look Back

Thank you to everyone who showed up to our Booth at CSM and helped make it a success. We had a amazing experience and met some extraorinary people.

Feb 28

VIDEO | Gorbel at APTA CSM Day 1

We had an amazing Day 1 at #APTACSM. We met some amazing people and heard incredible stories. We cannot wait to see what lies ahead and how we can contribute to helping improve people’s lives!

Apr 19

VIDEO | Thompson Health Adds SafeGait®

Thompson Health Adds SafeGait® from SafeGait on Vimeo.

Mar 20

VIDEO | Dr. Mowder-Tinney Receives Educational Excellence Award

J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, Ph.D., NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA, received the Excellence in Neurologic Education Award from the Neurologic Physical Therapy, presented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. She is a Nazareth professor and longtime partner in developing SafeGait® Solutions. We are proud to know

Mar 2

VIDEO | We are Gorbel Medical®

We defy gravity, literally, and in spirit. Thank you to our partners who put their trust into our SafeGait® Solutions.

Mar 2

VIDEO | Product Impact: SafeGait®

See how SafeGait® assists therapists and their patients on the road to recovery. Video premiered at APTA Combined Sections Meeting (February 2017).

Feb 18

Gorbel at APTA CSM: Day 2

Wrapping up Day 2 of APTA CSM 2017 with AJ and Melissa Grzesiak, inventors of StepRight Stability System, and Betty Dolce, GM of Gorbel Medical.

Feb 17

Gorbel at APTA CSM 2017: Day One

APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2017: Day One from SafeGait on Vimeo. Brian Reh and Betty Dolce share this recap of the annual APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) held Feb. 16-18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

Feb 13

SafeGait360® Featured in Michigan Local Media

It was a big news week for SafeGait360®, which was featured by TV and print news outlets at the site of its installation in Lansing, Michigan.  The rehabilitation unit at Sparrow Hospital received extensive media coverage for their SafeGait360 Balance and Mobility Trainer, which was added in late 2016. WILX-TV 10 ran a full story (shown in the video

Feb 10

News Coverage of SafeGait® in Texas

News station KXAN in Austin, Texas shared this story on SafeGait360 at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Austin Campus. The touching video shown above follows the story of a 29-year-old who suffered a broken neck and uses the SafeGait360 Balance and Mobility Trainer for rehabilitation.    

Jan 17

Gorbel acquires StepRight® LLC

On September 30, 2016, Gorbel Medical acquired StepRight LLC, adding a new and dynamic rehabilitation tool to our growing line of products.  StepRight Stability System is a wearable balance and stability training device designed by physical therapists, AJ and Melissa Grzesia. It slips on over your athletic shoes and provides just enough instability to force your body

Apr 10

Finding Balance and Giving Back: Gorbel® Medical Hosts Day of Learning for Rehabilitation Therapists

Balance. It’s something we take for granted as we go about our day, walking from one room to another, or going down stairs, or getting on the floor to play with our kids. But if you or a loved one has been impacted by a stroke, traumatic brain or spinal cord injury or other experience

Mar 4

Gait Training Enhanced by Expanding Technology Options

Gorbel® Medical Revealed Expanded Portfolio of Rehabilitation Solutions at CSM’16 Show Anaheim, CA –February 18, 2016 – Over 10,000 physical therapy professionals from around the nation witnessed the unveiling of Gorbel® Medical’s latest rehabilitation technology in the SafeGait Solutions portfolio at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Anaheim, California from February 18-20. The SafeGait 360° Balance

Feb 27

Enhancing Gait Therapy – StepRight and SafeGait Together

A complementary device to the SafeGait 360° Balance and Mobility Trainer®, the StepRight™ Stability System, enhancing balance and gait therapy by adding challenge and intensity to help achieve positive patient outcomes – StepRight™ and SafeGait™ together! The STEPRIGHT™ Stability System can be used by and benefit everyone, and that means you! Whether you are just starting an

Jan 28

5 Can’t Miss Events at APTA CSM 2016

As the new year turns, there is no event we look forward to more than the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association — known fondly to the PT and medical community as CSM. Merging research, networking and innovation into a fun, four-day event, PT professionals and enthusiasts travel from around the world

Oct 26

Installation Inspiration: SafeGait Shines at MossRehab

  MossRehab is ranked #1 rehabilitation hospital in Pennsylvania, and top 10 in the U.S. Here are a few highlights from our installation and first week of training with MossRehab at the Einstein Medical Center in Elkins Park, PA. Our thanks to MossRehab’s amazing staff and patients. You inspired us every step of the way. MossRehab’s

Oct 7

SafeGait Giving Patients the Confidence to Walk Again

Three days from retirement, pediatric nurse Susann Brauch suddenly felt tingling sensations in her hands and feet. These sensations traveled throughout her body and within days, left her unable to walk. She was admitted to Unity Hospital for a two week acute care stay and diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Guillain-Barre is a rare disorder in

Sep 10

Revolutionary Physical Therapy System Gives Paralyzed Patients New Hope

“Thanks to the generosity of Gorbel Medical, Shannon McMannis — a patient of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center —  will not spend months or years in a wheelchair. The company’s SafeGait system helps individuals recover from orthopedic or neurological trauma, while reducing fall risks to patients and injuries to therapists. A suggestion from

Jul 24

Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Gorbel Medical’s New Gaitway Center: Research Facility and Education Center to Support Therapists Nationwide

  (ROCHESTER, NY, July 23)—Gorbel Medical, a division of Gorbel Inc., is pleased to announce the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of its newly constructed Gaitway Center that took place today at 4 p.m. at their corporate headquarters, 590 Fishers Run, Victor, New York. The Gaitway Center is a conference and education space in Gorbel’s

Jul 7

SafeGait Part of the Excitement in Neurorehabilitation

  “Never has there been more excitement in the field of neurorehabilitation than the present time.  New treatments involving stem cells, nerve stimulation, and exoskeletons have brought the dream of walking again to thousands of patients with spinal cord injury.  The development of SafeGait, a state-of-the-art device for overland walking therapy, complements perfectly these other

Jun 19

Ohio State Medical Center Installs Innovative New York Technology

ROCHESTER, NY, June 18—Gorbel Medical is pleased to announce the recent installation of SafeGait, its groundbreaking physical therapy device, in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility at Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza in Columbus, OH.  “We are delighted to partner with such a renowned and prestigious medical institution that is also one

Jun 5

Exceeding Expectations

“The benefits of SafeGait have been immediately apparent in our clinic.  Patients and residents who struggle to walk, are fearful of falling or stopped walking altogether have begun to see improvements almost instantly.  SafeGait allows a new degree of freedom between the therapist and the patient, opening up a larger range of possible activities that

Feb 13

Combined Sections Meeting 2015

Gorbel Medical had an exciting and successful SafeGait showing at CSM 2015, the annual conference of the American Physical Therapy Association. Great feedback from hundreds of visitors to the Gorbel Medical booth suggests SafeGait was a hit with physical therapists across the nation – many trying SafeGait firsthand to experience dynamic fall protection and see

Feb 6

SafeGait at CSM 2015!

SafeGait at the American Physical Theraphy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 5, 2015.

Jan 30

Learning to Walk Again: New Physical Therapy Technology Offers Hope

Rochester, NY (WROC) – When therapy patient Mark Landers was told he’d never walk again, he looked for a way to beat the odds.  Then, he was asked to test out a new medical technology called Safe Gait, and suddenly, the impossible was within his reach. Mark left the hospital three months after a day

Jan 28

Upstate NY Company Reinvents Rehab for Amputees, Stroke Victims and More

Nazareth College, Monroe Community Hospital, URMC and OSU Contribute to Innovative Technology VICTOR, NY, January 25 — Gorbel Medical’s groundbreaking physical therapy device, SafeGait, reflects a two year endeavor of community immersed product development and user experience testing. The result of this community effort is a dynamic bodyweight support system that protects patients and therapists

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SafeGait is designed, developed and manufactured by Gorbel Medical (a division of Gorbel Inc.). Designed in collaboration with experts in PT and OT, SafeGait is Gorbel Medical’s patented technology that injects innovation into traditional gait and balance therapy. SafeGait’s Integrated Rail System and G-Force® technologies are based on almost 40 years of Gorbel’s patented technologies and innovations in designing, building and installing cranes, custom rails and safety solutions. Gorbel is a global leader in the industrial space and serves a wide range of industries.

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