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NeuroGym Sit-to-Stand Trainer

NeuroGym Sit-to-Stand Trainer

by Jeanne Seliskar, MA, CCC/SLP
Director of Rehabilitation

The GRAND of Dublin

With The GRAND’s focus on the best outcomes and discharge plans for our patients, the NeuroGym Sit-to-Stand Trainer has become an integral part of many of our therapy sessions at The GRAND.  With the action of coming to a fully upright standing posture being a significant  factor in returning  home, it is essential that this part of a patient’s mobility be prioritized and addressed effectively to achieve a functional level.

NeuroGymThe NeuroGym Sit-Stand Trainer uses a counter-weight mechanism to provide a safe and effective way to strengthen weight-bearing muscles and increase standing stability and endurance.  Unlike other tools that passively lift people to, or maintain them in, a standing position, the Sit-to-Stand Trainer enables an individual to actively initiate the motion of standing up, even with weakened or seemingly unsuccessful efforts.  Through continued training and gradually reducing the counter-weight, a patient can relearn the skill for standing up.  Equipped with a weight-stack and a locking pulley system, the counter-weight can be easily applied to the Sit-to-Stand Trainer.  Because it is mounted on wheels, early steps can be attempted in all directions.

NeuroGymThe Key Benefits of this equipment are:  1) early weight bearing and active mobilization at the hips and knees; 2) improvement of standing balance and stability; 3) Significant improvement of transfers; 4) improvement of patient rehabilitation with reduced physical strain to the therapist.

The GRAND is using this equipment routinely in many case to progress patients who would otherwise not ever leave the wheelchair to stand and walk leading to a significantly improved quality of life.

Utilizing The NeuroGym Sit-To Stand Trainer

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by Jeanne Seliskar, MA, CCC/SLP
Director of Rehabilitation

The GRAND of Dublin

The Rehab Department at The Grand of Dublin recently acquired a new piece of equipment to actively assist the standing motion while supporting the knees, trunk and arms to promote early mobility.  The NeuroGym Sit-To Stand Trainer uses a counter-weight mechanism to provide a safe and effective way to strengthen weight=bearing muscles and increase standing stability/balance and endurance.  Unlike other equipment used to passively lift people to a standing position or maintain them in a standing position, the Sit-To-Stand Trainer enables an individual to actively initiate the motion of standing up, even with weak musculature.  Through continued training and gradually reducing the counter-weight, a patient can increase target muscle strength and relearn the sit to stand skill.

neurogymThe keys to improved mobility and function in our rehab population that may exhibit considerable de-condition along with co-morbidities such as Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and /or Dementia, are:  1) Safely enabling mobility practice and 2) ensuring sufficient intensity of training.  Mobility is a key not only to improved function and quality of life, but it is a critical predictor of health in general.  The sciences of rehabilitation and kinesiology have evolved and we now understand that, with the proper support, individuals can maintain greater fitness and mobility.  Our equipment will facilitate recovery and allow our patients to progress more rapidly and completely toward real changes in functional mobility and consequently improved functional independence.  Quality of life is of great importance in the rehabilitation process and leads to individuals attaining their maximum potential during the recovery period.

The GRAND of Dublin is currently premiering the use of this equipment with amazing first use results.  The Rehabilitation Team at The GRAND is excited to use this new concept equipment to enhance the rehabilitation process and increase positive outcomes for their patients and residents.   For further information on how our Rehab Department can utilize the NeuroGym Sit-To Stand Trainer for you or a loved one, please contact the Rehab Department at 614-889-8585.