physical therapy. The biggest surprise is that it even helps chronic conditions and late-stage Parkinson's. Thank you GaitAid for allowing me to truly help my patients!
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2009
Ben Weinstock, PT, of Weinstock Physical Therapy in New York is offering movement disorder patients such as people with Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke survivors, Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Atrophy and others unique help in conquering walking problems and greatly improving their quality of life.
Ben specializes in neurological physical therapy (in office or or in the patient's home) for Medicare patients. He is now offering breakthrough training with a new one-if-it's kind device that has already helped movement disorder patients across the country dramatically improve unsteady walking, shuffling, freezing, confidence and quality of life.
People with movement disorders often deal with a greatly diminished quality of life as a result of walking problems. These debilitating and potentially life threatening problems, often, don't respond well to pharmaceuticals which themselves bring unwanted side effects. For most, surgery does not offer a better alternative.
The GaitAid device is a non-invasive, risk-free aid which brings about a lasting improvement. The portable GaitAid unit hooks onto the patient's pants. A computer processor inside the device measures walking movement. The processor feedbacks the walking movement by providing visual and auditory cues through special glasses and earphones. To train with the GaitAid, one takes a walk for 5-30 minutes while wearing the device. The feedback mechanism provides rewarding stimuli for good movement making the training enjoyable. Patients often report high motivation during their training.
Often the improvement is immediate and build up during the first two to four weeks of daily practice.
Ben says, " I have used the GaitAid for my patients with varying stages of Parkinson's Disease, in addition to those sufferiing from other neurological disorders. The GaitAid has become a mainstay of my treatments, as it provides visual and auditory cues during gait training. All too often therapy concentrates on movements but neglects sensory inputs. With the GaitAid it is easy to provide true "sensorimotor" physical therapy. The biggest surprise is that it even helps chronic conditions and late-stage Parkinson's. Thank you GaitAid for allowing me to truly help my patients!"
For more information about the GaitAid, visit:
or call 888-777-9906
email : support (at) medigait.com
To speak with Ben Weinstock PT and for information about scheduling a Medicare covered appointment contact:
Ben Weinstock PT
Weinstock Physical Therapy, PC
11 West End Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235