Equipment

Specialised equipment is used to facilitate the patient’s mobility and functionality. We have a wide variety of equipment ranging from a tilt table, standing frame, different walking aids, Bobath plinths, the Wii (to address co-ordination, balance and upper limb function), different hand function activities, a treadmill, static bike, a Motomed and the Golvo.

MOTOmed

The MOTOmed is a motor driven trainer imported from Germany, allowing a person to sit and train either the arms or legs to help regain muscle strength and improved mobility. Furthermore, it also allows a comparison to be drawn between the functioning of the left vs the right upper or lower limbs.

The machine is software-controlled and allows passive (with motor power), assistive and active movement therapy and it addresses weakness, spasticity and endurance in the extremities.

Who can use it?

Use of the MOTOmed in therapy is ideal for people with bilateral or unilateral arm or leg weakness, increased tone or reduced motor control. Since the MOTOmed has adjustable settings, an individual can exercise at his or her optimum level, be it to reduce tone, cycling passively with the motor, increase strength, cycling against light or heavy resistance or to increase endurance, cycling for as long as you can!

For more information visit: www.motomed.com

Golvo: Body Weight Support System Training

To be able to walk requires intricate co-ordination of various motor systems. Several muscles have to work together in collaboration to support the body in the upright position. Body weight support system training was designed to help maintain standing whilst being supported in a harness and the therapists can then facilitate walking. The Golvo is a loose standing device with wheels that can be wheeled around and positioned over a treadmill to encourage walking at a constant speed. Articles have been published on using body weight supported treadmill training to support this therapy approach suitable for those patients who cannot maintain standing by themselves.

For more information visit: www.liko.se