Advantages of Lokomat Therapy
Effective Gait Training
Robot-assisted therapy enables effective and intensive training and ensures the optimal exploitation of neuroplasticity and recovery potential.
According to Mehrholz et al. 2017*, every seventh dependency in walking could be avoidable if robot-assisted devices were used. With the Lokomat you can also train patients with severe disabilities, who have been shown to benefit the most from Lokomat training.
* These conclusions and recommendations in Mehrholz et al.(2017) do not constitute an endorsement of this or any healthcare product or intervention.
Most Physiological Gait
The physiological gait pattern is ensured by the individually adjustable exoskeleton combined with the patented dynamic body weight support system.
The Lokomat provides a natural plantar pressure distribution, sensory feedback and physiological vertical displacement during the complete gait cycle.
The hip and knee joint angles can also be individually adjusted during training to tailor to specific needs of patients.
Optimal Patient Challenge
During rehabilitation, patients need to be challenged at and beyond their individual capabilities. Speed, loading and robotic support can be adjusted to optimally shape the intensity of the therapy.
Patients are motivated to reach their goals with various game-like exercises. Their level of activity influences the performance of the task, the gait pattern and the speed.
This Augmented Performance Feedback (APF) maximizes the effect of Lokomat gait training. Studies have shown when using APF, muscle activation and cardiovascular exertion can be considerably increased.
The Lokomat allows therapists to focus on the patient and the actual therapy. It enhances staff efficiency and safety, leading to higher training intensity, more treatments per therapist and consistent, superior patient care.
State-of-the-Art Gait Rehabilitation
Patients are increasingly more informed about what the most effective and efficient therapy is, and they use this information to decide where to go for their rehabilitation.