GlideTrak™ High Percentage Body Unweighting Applications:
Enhance Orthopedic Recovery and Neurological Rehabilitation with pain free movement and gait training
Sports and Fitness
Injury Rehabilitation - Performance Enhancement-Weight Loss Aerobic conditioning-Recovery Day Training-Cross Fitness
Aerobic Conditioning, Balance Improvement, Muscle Tone, Weight Control, Safe Treadmill Exercise
GlideTrak™ Therapeutic Exercise and Gait Training
Take your patients beyond low-impact physical therapy with GlideTrak™ High Percentage Body Weight Support Treadmill Training...Now in use by Professional Sports Teams, Sports and Orthopedic Clinics and Hospital Rehabilitation Centers.
Body Unweighting Concept
Physical therapists have utilized Body Weight Supported Treadmill Therapy (BWSTT) for many years for gait training to improve and accelerate neurological rehabilitation outcomes. Therapeutic successes with BWSTT are well supported by numerous studies, many of which can be found at the US National Library of Medicine (PubMed.gov, search BWSTT). But because of the low percentage unweighting capabilities of standard harness based lifting systems, Orthopedic and sports performance applications of BWSTT have been minimal.
High Percentage Body Unweighting technology offers a tremendous new advancement in Orthopedic injury and surgery rehabilitation, sports performance enhancement and general aerobic conditioning by allowing more athletes and clients to train for longer periods with fast and repetitive movement within their pain-free range of motion. Additionally, clients recovering from neurological conditions may move beyond the limitations of their pathologies to experience more rapid movement in a corrected gait pattern with significant functional carryover to their unaided over the ground gait.
Unique Unweighting System
GlideTrak’s™ unique and comfortable pelvic suspension system is the first of its kind. This revolutionary seating concept lifts clients by the pelvis without placing any pressure on sensitive perineal tissues, or relying on constricting, uncomfortable and time-consuming harness systems used by other devices. The desired amount of weight bearing may be achieved then, by simple strap adjustments or by using the treadmill incline/decline feature from partial to touch down weight bearing with 100% unweighting between steps.
GlideTrak's™ extra body support between steps helps to overcome challenges that are beyond the capabilities of any other unweighting equipment.
GlideTrak™ also offers the only complete training system where patients can rehabilitate indoors and continue lifelong exercise outdoors on their own GlideCycle™. Client acceptance is high and many describe unweighted movement as “a sensation of walking or running on the moon.”
GlideTrak™ and GlideCycle™ products are simple to use, enjoyable for clients and provide a valuable and very cost effective rehabilitation and training tool for clinics, sports teams, health clubs, adaptive sports programs and personal fitness.
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