MapleCare Physiotherapy Clinic, is proud to be first to introduce LiteGait in a private clinic in Ottawa. It is a useful device for training the mechanics of gait, whilst completely removing the risk of falling.
What is the LiteGait?
LiteGait® is a gait training device that simultaneously controls weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill or over ground. It creates an ideal environment for people with a wide range of impairments and functional levels. LiteGait provides proper posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement. Its unique harness design not only permits unilateral or bilateral support allowing progression of the weight bearing load from non to full weight bearing, but also allows the clinician to manually assist the legs and pelvis to achieve proper gait patterns.
Who can benefit from it?
People with lower limb weakness ranging from mild to severe. This covers a variety of neurological conditions including: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury and Guillain-Barré Syndrome and many more.
Mobility Research Inc. is one of the most trusted names in the rehabilitation technology field. They introduced partial weight bearing into gait therapy, and have continued to lead the way in in the field of rehabilitation treatment solutions for 20 years.
LiteGait was developed out of the clinic to provide both tools and education of clinically-appropriate rehabilitation solutions. LiteGait® is the only device that allows clinicians to bring low-level patients to standing positions from beds or wheelchairs, while also providing patients with solid overhead support, and a harness that encourages development of proper gait patterns. LiteGait® devices are compact yet sturdy, able to easily transition from over treadmills to over ground and vice versa, while also being able to fit through most doorways.
The innovative harness, when coupled with LiteGait® devices, provides comfortable, biomechanically-correct posture. LiteGait® harnesses do not encourage sitting! Taken all together, Mobility Research Inc. and its line of rehabilitation products adds up to one of the most reliable, experienced, and trustworthy options available in the world today.
LiteGait® offers a wide range of benefits for clinicians, dealers, and patients.
LiteGait® allows clinicians to:
- Control weight bearing and posture to correct asymmetric movement
- Prevent excessive forward lean
- Train symmetric gait patterns for patients with one sided body weakness
- Facilitate proper gait patterns
- Work on symmetry and weight shifting
- Train coordination without balance concerns
- Manually assist limb placement
- Facilitate proper hip alignment
- Provide efficient treatment
- Work on sit to stand, balance, and posture
- Safely lift patients to standing from chair or mat
- Objectively chart patient progress with BiSym™ Scale (optional)?