Deliver Truly Innovative Treatments
The features that attracted us to SafeGait were its versatility, the software interface and the methods of quantifying elements of treatment. The patients are going to benefit by being able to move without fear of falling. Therapists are going to be able to deliver truly innovative treatments and researchers will be able to measure treatment intensity and outcomes.
The SafeGait 360 Balance and Mobility Trainer will allow us to expand our care to patients with severe orthopedic and neurological impairments. With its Dynamic Fall Protection, therapists can challenge their patients, improving their abilities and overcoming balance concerns in a safer and more effective way.
Over the past (few) months, I have personally worked with two patients with incomplete spinal cord injuries who (were otherwise unable to walk) outside the parallel bars due to their extreme fall risk. In both cases, the SafeGait provided us with the ability to not only (help them) walk but to walk frequently and for substantial distances. This allowed these patients to make wonderful gains in functional strength, endurance, balance and mobility skills.
The benefits of SafeGait have been immediately apparent in our clinic. Patients and residents, who struggle to walk or 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 can have a direct impact on outcomes.
As we expand robotic technology at MossRehab we researched all the available dynamic support track based systems and selected SafeGait. Our selection was based on their solid technical platform and the collaborative and supportive staff. SafeGait has met our goals as a valuable and reliable gait assistance system.
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 (technology) complements perfectly these other advances.
Darren Vogt, PT, MPA
Director of Rehabilitation, Monroe Community Hospital
Ashley Lorch, PT, NCS
Physical Therapist - Monroe Community Hospital