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

Technology assists mom of three in brain injury recovery

1/10/2019 10:54 AM | Patient Stories

Hniang Cia credits Madonna's specialized technology for helping her return home to care for her young family. This after the 28-year-old was involved in a serious car crash that caused significant injuries, including brain damage. The technology, disguised as video games, helped her regain arm and leg strength necessary to keep up with three young boys.

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Madonna team incorporates fun and play into young cancer survivor’s rehab

1/4/2019 3:43 PM | Patient Stories

Aiden Melia loves Captain America and video games. Recently the 6-year-old tapped into his own superhero powers to regain strength at Madonna's Omaha Campus. This after undergoing surgeries and cancer treatment for tumors on his brain stem and spine. Facing each new battle with unwavering courage, resilience and occasional panda play.

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Husband and father uses music to heal from stroke

1/4/2019 10:36 AM | Patient Stories

After surviving a fall, Ted Gray was in surgery and suffered from a stroke. This father of two used his passion and positivity to heal.

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Traumatic brain injury survivor has her family by her side through therapy

12/6/2018 10:47 AM | Patient Stories

Hayden Pippett of Le Mars, Iowa, suffered a traumatic brain injury after being involved in a July car crash that claimed the life of her older sister. Thanks to Madonna and family support, Hayden relearned to walk, talk and be a kid again.

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Sports coach motivated by small gains one year after spinal cord injury

6/26/2018 10:03 AM | Patient Stories

One year after a water accident resulted in a spinal cord injury, Chad Fuller continues to make gains. The coach and former athlete is taking lessons out of his own playbook and applying them as he works hard to achieve goals in Madonna’s outpatient therapy program.

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