Neuroplasticity serves as a fundamental basis for the rehabilitation approaches employed in cases of neurological disorders, including stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Stronger ambulation. Better function. Fewer falls.
The Right Technology Transforms Movement
The common factor of virtually all neurological conditions is that they affect a person’s gait and balance – and thus, increase the risk of falls. Neuroplasticity represents much of the rationale for rehabilitation methods of neurological involvement such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and TBI.
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson’s disease affects one million people in the United States and ten million worldwide; about 60,000 new cases are reported annually. The prevalence and incidence increases with advancing age. Classic symptoms include deterioration of locomotor skills and postural instability, making falls almost inevitable. Learn more about our program.
Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States – and the condition for which much of the Biodex rehabilitation devices are focused. More than 40% of stroke victims are hemiparetic with upper and lower extremity weakness. Biodex devices address both upper and lower extremity exercise through the use of biofeedback, reinforcing corrective actions and documenting progress.
Improve Balance and Gait
There is a strong consensus among rehabilitation experts that the most important element in any rehabilitation program is well-focused, repetitive practice. Biodex medical devices provide significant improvements in balance and gait and subsequently reduce falls.
The Biodex Balance System SD has been designed to meet the needs of everyone looking to improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of pathologies.
Designed to ensure proper biomechanics, the Biodex Sit2Stand Trainer is ideal for strengthening the muscles associated with rising from a seated position.
The BioSway is a portable balance system ideal for clinicians on the go.
Designed for people with physical limitations, medBike® enables both upper and lower movement training in one compact device.
Support weak or balance deficient patients without using additional floor space or requiring additional staff.
The BioStep 2 Semi-Recumbent Elliptical is naturally smooth and continuous, offering low-impact exceptional comfort.
The only treadmill with an instrumented deck that monitors and records step length, step speed and step symmetry, the Gait Trainer 3 lets you prove patients are getting better, faster – and documents results.
The Biodex NxStep™ Unweighing System enables partial weight-bearing therapy with open access to the patient.