Lokomat: robot-assisted walking therapy

About Lokomat

The Lokomat is a robotic treadmill training system that uses a body weight support system to suspend individuals while their legs are attached to robotic legs that assist with basic walking functions. The Lokomat system allows the therapist to control how fast the patient walks, how much body weight the patient is able to support and how much assistance the robotic legs give the patient through range of motion.

Studies show that locomotion therapy supported by a robotic assisted device on a treadmill is an effective intervention for improving over-ground walking function caused by neurological diseases and injuries.

The customized support and limb guidance provided by the Lokomat allows patients who have a wide variety of walking impairments to use this device both in inpatient and outpatient settings.

It is used to improve mobility in individuals following stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other neurological diseases and injuries.

Lokomat Patient Stories

With motivation from Madonna staff, Kansas woman exceeds expectations

6/13/2017 2:41 PM | Patient Stories

Motivation is the driving force behind rehabilitation, but where patients find their motivation differs. Brandi Jecha, 25, says one of her biggest motivators was Physical Therapist Kristi Rocole.

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Retired Children’s foundation director fortunate for Madonna after spinal cord injury

6/4/2017 8:49 AM | Patient Stories

Roger Lewis’ retirement plans to travel, spend more time with family and civic duty have been put on temporary hold as he recovers from a spinal cord injury. A tough fight, Roger considers himself lucky, saying he’s “very fortunate in this part of the country to have a facility like Madonna available for those of us who face these kinds of problems and face this kind of challenge to get better.”

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Iowa bridesmaid fulfills vow after brain and spinal trauma

4/7/2017 3:08 PM | Patient Stories

Wedding season is fast approaching and for Emily Meyer, being part of her big brother’s big day was a huge motivator in her recovery. During the summer 2016 the Iowa State college student was involved in a car accident. Suffering brain and spinal cord trauma Emily spent five months recovering at Madonna’s Lincoln campus. She says keeping her promise is what motivated her each day of therapy.

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Severe car accident gives Nebraska teen a new outlook on life

3/27/2017 2:24 PM | Patient Stories

Colleen Brockmann says her youngest son's big heart is more visible after a car accident this past Father's Day.

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Rehabilitation keeps 6-year-old busy, mom says

12/14/2016 6:22 PM |

For 6-year-old Nate Venne, most days at Madonna's Alexis Verzal Children's Rehabilitation Unit consisted of a rigorous schedule of therapies every half hour.

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