No other type of strengthening and training available today can compare to Lokomat gait training. That’s because it stimulates the re-patterning of the central nervous system.
Studies have shown that repeating a particular series of stepping movements may trigger the sensory memory. It means it is possible to teach the legs how to relearn to walk again.
It’s vital to understand that the primary goal of Lokomat gait training is not walking. There are multiple advantages that you will gain by doing our gait training and strengthening exercises. Advantages that will ultimately help you become independent. Here are some of them:
During a session, the client is suspended in a specialized harness above the treadmill. That is meant to put less weight on the legs. Also, the client’s body weight is very well supported, which enables them to feel more comfortable and focus on movement.
Lokomat gait training is very practical when it comes to:
Every person is different, and thus will experience a different level of recovery. However, even clients with old or incomplete injuries have regained some movement.
Clients who tried our Lokomat gait training and strengthening saw positive results. Functional enhancements were a plus as well.
Even though the benefits are numerous and very important, there are only a few Lokomat facility locations in the US. The Center for Neuro Recovery is among the few facilities in the country to offer this kind of robotic gait strengthening and training.
We are happy to provide this type of strengthening and conditioning as part of our comprehensive program. It helps us aid our clients in reaching their independent goals and improving their movement and quality of life.
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