Using an air pressure controlled system, the person is literally lifted, and able to exercise the lower extremities without the impact of the full weight of the body. The system can adjust weight-bearing from 20% of body weight to 100%, in small increments, so patients can exercise pain-free and track their progress. This protects healing bones and tissues and offers an opportunity for increasing the range of motion.
Orthopedic and sports medicine patients using this equipment will shorten their inactive time and benefit from being able to more quickly begin walking or running therapy with less stress and pain.
Other “unweighting” devices such as harness systems have been useful in recovery for patients with lower extremity issues. The “anti-gravity” equipment operates with a different type of technology, without a harness, offering more comfort, more freedom of movement, instant and precise adjustments during therapy and measurable progress.
Contact the Sentara Therapy Center - James City
at (757) 259-4221 for more information.