I see the GlideTrak as an important step forward to our patient services, applying safe, unweighted gait training across a wide range of pathologies.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
GlideCycle™, a company providing top-of-the-line unweighted exercise and rehab equipment, announced that their GlideTrak™ is being picked up by Patterson Medical, a global distributer of rehabilitation, sports medicine, and assistive products. GlideTrak™ is a highly unique product featuring a Pelvic Suspension Design that lifts the body and gives complete support for pain-free exercise and gait training. It was first designed to meet requests from doctors and researchers to bring the benefits of cost-effective, high percentage body unweighting to centers for sport training, fitness, therapy and rehabilitation.
Because GlideTrak™ provides unobstructed views and hands-on access to patients during treatment, it has become a favorite for rehab medical professionals, physical therapists and occupational therapists for geriatric, overweight, and other balance-challenged patients. The GlideTrak's sturdy frame on locking wheels rolls over any existing treadmill, making it accessible to every therapy and sport rehab center, large or small.
GlideTrak's patented, comfortable suspension system is the first of its kind. This revolutionary seating concept securely cradles the pelvis and lifts the body weight without any pressure on sensitive perineal tissues or by relying on uncomfortable and restrictive harness systems. Simple strap adjustments allow the desired amount of unweighting from complete (100%) unweighting to full weight bearing. The patient has the option to lift one or both legs any time to rest, ease pain, or correct gait, which makes it easy to train with a single leg or gradually integrate the involved limb (Differential Training). The GlideTrak™ also has an optional Balance Harness upgrade offers added security, comfort and postural control. It also allows the option of safe, regular treadmill use with or without the GlideTrak™ saddle assembly.
For rehab patients using the GlideTrak™, benefits range from enjoying natural body movement, earlier pain-free intervention, safe training while in rehabilitation, and maintenance of peak fitness levels during recovery. Numerous studies have supported the benefits of body unweighting for patients with neurological disorders, showing that faster gait speeds are the key that drives brain neuroplasticity. It is also used as a motivational tool for obese patients, as users can immediately experience what it would feel like to weigh less, exercise with less joint impact and stress on tendons while improving their cardiovascular health.
GlideTrak™ also offers the only complete training system where patients can rehabilitate indoors and continue lifelong exercise outdoors on their own GlideCycle™. Client acceptance is high and many describe unweighted movement as “a sensation of walking or running on the moon.”
Medical professionals can purchase a GlideTrak through Patterson Medical with units starting at $5200. For more information, go to the website at http://www.glidetrak.com.
Run hard…run fast…run long. GlideCycle’s unweighted technology offers a tremendous, new advancement in rehabilitation, sports training and aerobic conditioning simply by allowing athletes and clients to train without impact to sensitive bones and joints. GlideCycles and GlideTraks are being ordered all over the country by rehab centers to treat patients by working muscles and joints through a greater range of motion. http://www.glidecycle.com
About Patterson Medical
Patterson Medical is the world’s leading distributor of rehabilitation, sports medicine and assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy markets. The global customer base includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and dealers.