Local Crane Manufacturer Helps Therapy Patients Walk

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 by monroewheelchair

 

J. J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, Nazareth College assists Beth in their clinic. Beth is walking using the SafeGait system.

J. J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, Nazareth College assists Beth in their clinic. Beth is walking using the SafeGait 360°.

Yep…you read that right! A local overhead crane manufacturer called Gorbel Inc., based right here in Upstate NY, has developed a groundbreaking gait and balance track system unlike anything else on the market. Gorbel Medical’s SafeGait 360° Balance and Mobility Trainer  uses a ceiling mounted track with an attached harness for patients recovering from a stroke, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative disease and amputations to utilize during therapy. Patients can safely walk, climb stairs, or rise from a chair without the worry of falling thanks to SafeGait’s dynamic body-weight support system. The SafeGait features intuitive software that allows the clinician to set goals, track progress and customize a care plan all in real-time.

Designed and developed in collaboration with the clinical community and patients themselves; the SafeGait will transform the patient experience in outpatient and inpatient facilities, rehab hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and clinics like Nazareth College’s (featured in stories like this one). For patients like Mark Landers his goal of walking his daughter down the aisle this summer is within reach thanks to the SafeGait (click here for full story). 

For more information on the SafeGait 360° feel free to email Monroe Wheelchair at independence@monroewheelchair.com or call us at 888-546-8595.

Comments are closed.