Gait Therapy for Stroke Patients
Walking is one of the biggest challenges for patients recovering from a stroke. Getting a patient walking again is a big step toward improving their quality of life, but often patients need to continue to improve their gait well beyond those first few steps.
All patients begin to receive rehab as soon as they are admitted to our service. (Rather than) delay any standing or walking due to the fact that it would not be safe for the patient or therapist (to) begin weight-bearing activities—such as standing, walking, balance activities and stairs—(we can begin) immediately.
— Timothy O'Conner, DPT, ACUTE REHABILITATION UNIT, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
With the SafeGait system, stroke patients can have a full range of movement and work towards walking again without the assistance of their therapist. This allows the therapist to step back, evaluate progress and facilitate ongoing improvements to the patient's overall gait mechanics.