Gait training for all
Lokomat - the ultimate gait trainer with only two machines in the UK and both within NHS units and are unavailable for private individual or outpatient use – £137,000 - £190,000
Charity information: Standing Start Trust
There are only two machines in the UK and both within NHS units and are unavailable for private individual or outpatient use
This is the ultimate gait trainer. It has all the benefits of the supported treadmill and so much more. A driven robotic gait orthosis guides the patient’s legs on a treadmill offering a wide range of training possibilities
To be able to provide access to this vital equipment for al
Activities» We have the people to use it, staff to use, facilities to house and the reputation to support it - we just need the money to buy it
What success will look like
The ultimate success will be someone who is paralysed walking again!!
It is more difficult to measure the preventative benefits of carrying out this regular exercise. There are over fifty years of published quality research papers advising how important a regular cardiovascular fitness programme is in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and helping to prevent common diseases such as coronary heart disease, DVT, Type II diabetes and bowel cancer, which are more prevalent following an SCI.
Regular quarterly updates on use and benefit
Budget - Project Cost: £197,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £197,000 Lokomat machine Purchase, installation and staff training
AT our centre 5 miles south of Cambridge
Anyone with a spinal cord injury or other neurological disorder where gait has become a problem
We are the only provider of our kind in the UK
Read more about the Charity running this project.