Fall Reduction Study
This study is based on a two year study done by the Legends Nursing Home group out of San Antonio, TX. Their historical data over the previous 3 years on over 4000 patients showed they were averaging 3.12 falls with injury per 1000 patient days. Over a 2 year period after implementing the Pneumex Gait & Balance program they were averaging .87 to .81 falls per 1000 patient days.Their costing data shows each fall with injury costs them over $3000.00 per incident.
Electromyographic Analysis and Energy Expenditure of Harness Supported
Treadmill Walking: Implications for Knee Rehabilitation Scott M. Colby
ME, Donald T. Kirkendall, Ph.D., Robert F. Bruzga, MPT, ATC
supported treadmill ambulation has been recommended for patients as a way of
decreasing loads on the healing tissues, conserving energy and reducing pain.
We quantified muscle activation levels around the knee and metabolic responses
during harness supported treadmill walking.
Supported Treadmill Training for Gait and Balance in a Patient with Progressive
Monthaporn Suteerawattananon, Betty MacNeill, Elizabeth J Protas
balance, gait disturbances, and frequent falls are common problems in people
with progressive supranuclear palsy. This case report describes the use of a
modified body weight support treadmill training program to reduce falls and
improve the balance and gait of a patient with PSP.
Rehabilitation For A Stress Fracture Using Harness- Supported Treadmill Running
In A Collegiate Level Female Lacrosse Player: A Case Study: Bass CD; Sports
Medicine Physical, Therapy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
purpose of this case report is to present the use of a harness-supported
un-weighting device in conjunction with treadmill running for the treatment of
a femoral stress fracture that had been resistant to standard treatment.
12 Energy Expenditure Of Normal
Subjects During Harness Supported Treadmill Running. Scott Richards, Malcolm Macaulay, Mike
Foley Isernhagen Clinics Inc.
study was done to determine the energy expenditure of 14 healthy volunteers
running on a treadmill during varying amounts of harness support (HS). The
subjects were well-trained runners who had all volunteered to participate in
another study during which the speed at which the subjects reached anaerobic
threshold (AT) was determined.
Mechanical Unweighting Effects on Treadmill Exercise and Pain in Elderly People
With Osteoarthritis of the Knee Kathleen Kline Mangione, Kettneth
Axen, Francois Haas
with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee who have pain generally exhibit decreased
activity and physical deconditioning. This study investigated the effects
of mechanical unweighting on knee pain and exercise responses in people with OA
of the knee who have pain.
Treadmill Training With Partial Body Weight Support Compared With Physiotherapy
in Non-ambulatory Hemiparetic Patients S. Hesse, MD; C. Bertelt, MD; M. T. Jahnke, MD;
A. Schaffrin, PT; P. Baake, PT; M. Malezic, MS; K. H. Mauritz, MD
training with partial body weight support is a new and promising therapy in
gait rehabilitation of stroke patients. The study intended to investigate its
efficiency compared with gait training within regular physiotherapy in non-ambulatory
patients with chronic hemiparesis.
A New Approach to Retrain Gait in Stroke Patients Through Body Weight Support
and Treadmill Stimulation Martha Visintin, Hugues Barbeau, Nicol
Korner-Bitensky and Nancy E. Mayo
new gait training strategy for patients with stroke proposes to support a
percentage of the patient’s body weight while retraining gait on a treadmill.
This research project intended to compare the effects of gait training with
body weight support (BWS) and with no body weight support (no-BWS) on clinical
outcome measures for patients with stroke.
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ambulation training after spinal cord injury: a pilot study. Protas EJ, Holmes
SA, Qureshy H, Johnson A, Lee D, Sherwood AM
A new approach to
retrain gait in stroke patients through body weight support and treadmill
Visintin M, Barbeau H, Korner-Bitensky N, Mayo NE.
Partial body weight
support with treadmill locomotion to improve gait after incomplete spinal cord
injury: a single-subject experimental design. Gardner MB, Holden MK, Leikauskas JM,
Gait training and
falls in the elderly.
Galindo-Ciocon DJ, Ciocon JO, Galindo DJ.
Treadmill training with
partial body weight support compared with physiotherapy in nonambulatory
Hesse S, Bertelt C, Jahnke MT, Schaffrin A, Baake P, Malezic M, Mauritz KH.
Energy expenditure of
below-knee amputees during harness-supported treadmill ambulation. Hunter D, Smith Cole
E, Murray JM, Murray TD.
2 Osteoarthritis: Off-loading devices
offer alternative to surgery Andria Segedy
aging of America dictates that knee osteoarthritis will increase in prevalence
and incidence. This does not mean that replacing knees will keep surgeons busy
day and night. In fact, it is estimated that only one in 10 patients is a
candidate for surgery. The majority of knee OA sufferers will receive
alternative therapies before—and in most cases instead of—arthroplasty or total
A Nonsurgical Approach for Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Julie M Fritz, PT,
ATC; Richard E Erhard, DC, PT; Michelle Vignovic, PT
purpose of this case report is to describe a physical therapy approach to the
evaluation, treatment, and outcome assessment of two patients diagnosed with
lumbar spinal stenosis.
LOSE 80 POUNDS instantly Michael Merk & Timothy Ploss
it’s not the latest miracle diet. But it is an exciting new way to rehabilitate
and train athletes at less than full body weight.
Put to the Test: Foot Orthoses complement harness unloading Kurt Jackson. MPT
mellitus is the most common human metabolic disease, affecting an estimated
five million persons in the U.S. Diabetic neuropathy is the most frequent
complication of diabetes and may be the most common cause of peripheral
neuropathies in general.
Geriatric Rehab Supplement/Stroke Even chronic patients benefit from aerobic
Kenneth Silver, MD, Richard Macko, MD, Gerald Smith, PT, PhD, and Larry
Every year, 750,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke, and
two-thirds of them are left with neurological deficits that persistently impair
function. Studies show that conventional rehabilitation
provides little or no further functional motor recovery beyond six months
post-stroke. Current models of medical care
emphasize early intensive rehabilitation, but do not address the potential for
long-term or later phases of therapeutic exercise interventions.
3 The Use of Unweighting: Clinical
Applications Dina Lund, P.T.,
The Concept of
Unweighting is defined as applying vertical support to a patient in order to
lessen weight bearing stress."
Prevention and Treatment of Low Back Dan Graetzer
technological advances of the 20th century have resulted in most Americans
having sedentary lives. The deterioration of the body in the absence of
physical stress at work has contributed to serious medical problems such as
reduced resistance to disease and a tendency to suffer low-back pain.
Overspeed Training: Does making your legs work faster than normal actually make
you a quicker athlete? Owen Anderson
Exercise scientists and athletes have debated the benefits of treadmill
workouts ever since the device became popular. Currently, the consensus is that
the treadmill can provide runners with an extremely intense, very controlled
training session, that the treadmill can create hill-climbing workouts for
environmentally challenged athletes who live in flat parts of the and that the
treadmill offers athletes a chance to get in some top-level running on days
when weather conditions would normally stymie training.
The Fall Factor Daisy
G. Ciocon, PhD, and Jerry O. Ciocon, MD
Falling among older people is
a challenging problem with potentially serious consequences and
morbidity. Fall-related events are among the leading causes of
death among the elderly. An older person who falls is also at
significant risk for disability and injury and, consequently,
institutionalization. Functional disability and gait patterns in
relationship to ground surfaces and shoes have been documented as key intrinsic
factors that place an elderly person at risk for falling.
19 A New Technologic Approach to
Managing Lumbar Stability Steven A. Sodorff,
PT, and William H. O’Grady, MA, PT, OCS, MTC, COMT, FAAOMPT
instability is one of the most challenging spinal diagnoses seen in orthopedic
physical therapy. The literature has amply documented the methods that have
been used to assess and treat the lumbar area. What has not been available is a
reliable system to access the spinal curves and segmentally strengthen the
paraspinal musculature while providing long-term stabilization.