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The Biodex Gait Trainer 3 with the Music-Assisted Therapy package makes its European debut in Stockholm, Sweden. Hope Young, executive producer of the Movement Tracks Project, meets up with Bjorn Augustin and Dr. Nico Fiorente for the historic European launch of this groundbreaking gait training technology that integrates music composed to treat patients with neurological involvement.
The Emory Brain Health Center in Atlanta is building what it believes will be one of the nation’s leading outpatient rehabilitation centers for patients with neurological diseases and conditions. The heart of this modern center on Atlanta, GA’s Emory University campus is a team of highly experienced therapists equipped with one of the field’s most advanced range-of-technology systems, including the first rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) gait systems for clinical use, and the nation’s most extensive FreeStep SAS track systems.
Gait compromised patients use Biodex Gait Trainer and Unweighing System to maintain quality of life and independence.
Lighthouse at Waconia strengthens lower extremity patients by walking "uphill, downhill and sideways" on the Biodex Gait Trainer 3.
Lighthouse at Waconia meets the needs of weight shift training in stroke patients with the Biodex Balance System SD and Gait Trainer 3. Biofeedback gives patients a quantifiable understanding of their transfer of weight and gives them confidence over ground to take larger steps.
Body In Balance addresses the needs of their Parkinson's Disease patients using the Biodex Balance System SD, BioStep Elliptical and Gait Trainer 3. Using "Big Step" technique on the Gait Trainer mitigates the standard shuffle. Patient claims "the more I exercise, the less I shake."
This video discusses the findings of a study looking at how different types of exercise impact the walking ability, and thus mobility and independence, of people with Parkinson's disease.
Walking problems are the major cause of disability in Parkinson's patients. This study, conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Baltimore VA Medical Center, tested Parkinson's patients who did one of three types of exercise -- walking on a treadmill for 50 minutes at a comfortable pace, high-intensity treadmill training, and muscle strengthening and stretching exercises -- three days a week for three months.
Principal investigator Lisa Shulman, M.D., said the findings showed that 50 minutes of low-intensity treadmill training reduces disability and improves mobility and functioning of people with Parkinson's disease more than high-intensity treadmill training. She added that this research shows that combining low-intensity walking with stretching and resistance training may be the best option for people with Parkinson's disease.
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