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FreeStep SAS - Supported Ambulation System

FreeStep SAS - Supported Ambulation System
  • Overview
  • Features

Supports weakened or balance deficient patients without using additional floor space or requiring additional staff

The need is clear. Biodex FreeStep SAS is an overhead track and harness system that provides a safe ambulation environment for both therapist and patient. Without the fear of falling, patients can focus more fully on their tasks of gait and balance. Likewise, therapists can focus on assisting, rather than supporting. A startling 62% of PTs and 56% of PTAs reported injury to the low back while assisting patients1 and for stroke patients alone, as many as 39% were reported to have fallen during inpatient rehabilitation2.

A safe environment for enhanced medical rehabilitation (EMR)

  • Reactive postural control training – practice slip/trip reaction
  • Enables enhanced medical rehabilitation (EMR) intensive task-specific rehabilitation
  • Requires less staff, even for difficult patients
  • Improves patient outcomes

Custom Configuration – to suit your facility and need

Biodex FreeStep SAS can be custom configured to your facility, complementing the existing equipment floor plan. Install as a simple loop for continuous ambulation over stairs or through parallel bars, or add side branches for equipment-specific stations to include treadmill exercise or balance training.

Whatever material is behind your ceiling, FreeStep SAS can be installed... wood beam, steel or even concrete. Standard installation can support up to 750 lb per, or two 375 patients on one 8-foot track. The construction of FreeStep SAS allows multiple users performing varying exercises to benefit from supported ambulation without increasing PT attention. Therapists can treat high-risk patients one-on-one, without adding a second therapist to assist.

References

  1. Darragh AR, Huddleston W, King P. Work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders among occupational and physical therapists. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2009 May-Jun;63(3):351-62.
  2. Nyberg L, Gustafson Y.Patient falls in stroke rehabilitation. A challenge to rehabilitation strategies. Stroke. 1995 May;26(5):838-42.

Biodex can give your facility The Referral Advantage™

ACCELERATED REHAB   |   IMPROVED OUTCOMES   |   REDUCED RISK OF READMISSIONS

To schedule an online presentation or for more information, Call 1-800-224-6339 or Email seniorrehab@biodex.com