Many clients come to Neuromotion with the goal of regaining or improving their ability to walk. One method we use to help with this goal is training on the body weight-supported treadmill. The harness and treadmill system of the Lokomat can be used to provide a safe environment for stepping and gait without the fear of falling. The amount of deweighting can be adjusted so that the client takes anywhere from all of their weight to no weight at all.
This training method can be very useful for clients who have active movement but insufficient strength to carry their entire weight on their own. It allows for early activation, standing, and walking – which in turn can improve recovery by increasing strength, maintaining range of motion, and improving confidence.