Speciality Equipment

Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training (BWSTT)

Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training (BWSTT)

Body weight supported treadmill training has been shown to be an effective way of retraining gait in patients with neurological injuries resulting from stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury. BWSTT involves fitting a patient in a harness, which is attached to an overhead suspension system positioned over the treadmill portion of the unit. This suspension system is used to support a percentage of the patient’s body weight as the patient walks on the treadmill at various speeds. Specially trained therapists provide manual assistance to improve the patient’s walking pattern, postural control, motor recovery, strength and endurance.

 
 
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 413-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 676-5448