Rehab gait training

PT/OT Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Exercise April 22, 2014 by Elena Noble, MPT
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a devastating neurodegenerative disease involving the progressive loss of upper and lower motor neurons. The increasing muscle atrophy and spasticity caused by the disease leads to weakness and fatigue which eventually affects a person’s ability to ambulate, complete self-care tasks and ultimately breathe. As...
Tips & Advice New Video Tutorials on Using the Rifton TRAM November 19, 2013 by Clare Stober
As word of the Rifton TRAM continues to spread among therapists and caregivers we’ve recognized the need for a simple set of step-by-step tutorials to demonstrate the basic functions of this new transfer and mobility device. If you’ve recently acquired a TRAM or if you’re trying to decide whether it’s right for you or someone you’re caring for, take a few moments to watch...
Videos Seated Transfer: Rifton TRAM video 1
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short step-by-step guide demonstrates how you can quickly and easily transfer your client in the seated position. Because the TRAM uses no sling, it’s ideal for toilet transfers.
Videos The Sit-to-Stand Lift and Gait Training: Rifton TRAM video 2
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short step-by-step guide demonstrates how you can quickly and easily raise your client from the seated position to standing and then proceed to gait training or ambulation.
Videos Using the Forearm Supports: Rifton TRAM video 3
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short clip shows how you can use the TRAM’s forearm supports to improve the transfer experience and give your client positioning support to improve gait posture.
Videos Using the Direction Locks: Rifton TRAM video 4
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short clip shows how you can use the TRAM’s versatile direction locks to improve the TRAM’s handling particularly when gait training.
Videos Using the Scale for Weighing and Off-weighting: Rifton TRAM video 5
The Rifton TRAM combines three powerful functions in a single, compact, ultralight device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. This short clip shows how you can use the TRAM’s optional built-in scale to quickly weigh your client during the course of a routine transfer and also to measure how much weight your client is bearing during gait training and standing practice.
PT/OT Safe Patient Handling and Movement August 27, 2013 by Lori Potts, PT
It is an exciting time in the field of rehabilitation. For people who have sustained a neurological injury such as a stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury there is now hope for regaining the ability to ambulate and sometimes even achieving a full recovery. In the past, a neurological injury was viewed as irreversible, and rehabilitation was focused on helping patients adapt and...
PT/OT Safe Patient Handling and Movement August 13, 2013 by Lori Potts, PT
Early Mobility in the ICU and the Role of Therapists Early mobility in the intensive care unit is a hot topic for therapists working in acute care. Recently, with help from the ICU nursing staff, therapists have been assisting patients out of bed and in exercise and mobility routines earlier during their recovery than previously thought possible. Why? Because a growing body of evidence is pointing to the...
PT/OT Safe Patient Handling and Movement August 06, 2013 by Lori Potts, PT
Physical and occupational therapists, though keenly cognizant of ergonomic issues, are still at risk for work-related musculoskeletal injuries.1,2 In fact, therapists may be more susceptible than others to this type of injury considering the nature of their work, involving repetitive and sustained forces for soft tissue treatment and lifting and transferring patients.3 Even when using careful body...
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