San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014
Project Walk® Paralysis Recovery Center recently received the newly released, FDA-cleared RT600 FES Stepper at its San Diego location thanks in part to Project Walk’s new partnership with Restorative Therapies™ Inc. (RTI). Project Walk is now the only center west of Colorado to have RT600, the first physical therapy system of its kind to bring FES technology to a weight-supported stepping device.
“RT600 utilizes all of the popular RT300 FES cycle’s great features including personalized muscle selection, dynamic motor support, secure Internet connectivity and ease of use,” says Andrew Barriskill, CEO of Restorative Therapies.
In addition to the RT600, Project Walk – San Diego also received the RT200 FES elliptical; a “hybrid” FES system that works arms and legs at the same time. The combination of systems allows Project Walk clients to have the opportunity to work with an array of FES rehabilitation equipment.
Project Walk makes every effort to equip its centers with the latest technology. As such, Project Walk – San Diego was one of the first activity-based recovery centers to bring FES technology to their clients and currently has three RT300 FES cycles. The RT300 is the first Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) system to revolutionize FES rehabilitation. RT300 enables users to engage peripheral nerves activating muscles through electrical stimulation creating a patterned movement of the legs or arms. RT300 has been used in over 650,000 therapy sessions by over 20,000 adults and children with neurological impairments since its inception in 2005.
The RT600 takes existing FES technology and brings it further by combining FES with a step-and-stand device. With the help of a secured harness and electrically powered lift to support partial body weight, up to 16 muscles can be stimulated through the placement of adhesive electrodes as selected by Project Walk Specialists. The combination is a revolution in step-and-stand rehabilitation.
“This is very exciting for Project Walk in that San Diego is the first center on the West Coast to make this type of technology available to its clients," says President and CEO, Tim Yates.
As the world leader in activity-based recovery, Project Walk maintains its reputation by setting itself apart through activity-based programs in conjunction with using state-of-the-art equipment, research and methodology development. The partnership between Project Walk and Restorative Therapies ensures that clients of all Project Walk franchised locations receive the latest offerings from Restorative Therapies, as all of the franchised locations offer FES technology by carrying one or more of the RT200, RT300 or RT600 systems.
For more information on attending a Project Walk center, please visit the website at http://www.ProjectWalk.org.