Learning to Walk Again: New Physical Therapy Technology Offers Hope

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 that would change his life forever.

“They say I was rubbing my chest, and rubbing my leg, and I didn’t know.  They thought I was having a heart attack, because I was in perfect health,” he said.

It was a tear in his heart valve called an aortic dissection.  All of his right leg, and part of his hip had to be amputated.  He was told he’d never walk again.

“The nerves had died, they just didn’t think it was a possibility,” said Mark’s wife Michelle.

…or so they thought.

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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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