At Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute, we are pleased to offer our patients the latest in rehabilitative technology through the Bioness® program. This allows us to enhance our patients’ treatment options and results.
LiteGait® is a gait training device that our staff uses to help patients comfortably walk in an environment free from falls. The system simultaneously provides proper posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and helps in the training of lower body movement.
Its unique harness design creates and ideal environment for treating our patients who may have a wide range of impairments and ability levels. By allowing an increase or decrease in the weight-bearing load on the weaker side of the body, we may be able to begin gait training earlier in the rehabilitation process and at a lower weight-bearing level.
SaeboFlex is designed for patients suffering from neurological impairments such as stroke, who have limited hand abilities. It is a dynamic, custom-fabricated orthosis that supports the weakened wrist, hand, and fingers of a patient’s hand during therapy or at home. It is non-electrical and purely mechanical.
The brace attaches to the patient’s forearm, and fingers, positioning the wrist and fingers so functional activities can be performed. Using SaeboFlex, a patient can grasp an object by voluntarily flexing his or her fingers. An extension spring system assists in reopening the hand to release the object. The treatment principals of SaeboFlex are based on the latest advances in neuro-rehabilitation research that document the brain’s ability to “re-program” itself through mass practice, task-oriented arm training.
The VitalStim® Therapy System is an FDA-approved, non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy provided to our patients who have dysphagia or trouble swallowing. The therapy is used in conjunction with swallowing exercises. By combining VitalStim and traditional therapy, we can accelerate strengthening, restore function, and help the brain remap the swallow.
Research supports the combination of these therapies to improve treatment outcomes. It has been shown to be safe and effective for patients, speed the recovery time from a restricted diet, and help patients achieve sustained improvements and long-term results.