The Lokomat® is a robot-controlled gait orthosis that automates gait training on the treadmill and considerably increases the efficiency of treadmill training. The Lokomat® supports the patient in walking using computer-aided sensor and drive technology.
Depending on the patient's individual capabilities, the Lokomat® facilitates completely passive to active walking with or without taking the weight of the body.
What does Lokomat® therapy achieve?
The positive effect of targeted, regular Lokomat® therapy on independent mobility has been determined in adult stroke and paraplegic patients.
Initial results for children with cerebral palsy seem to confirm this.
When is Lokomat® therapy used?
- To improve uprightness and the ability to walk
- To improve gait symmetry
- To reduce spasticity
- As a functional therapy supplement to physiotherapy or sEMG feedback
- To improve vegetative functions
- To prevent osteoporosis
- To improve the motivation to move
- To quantify the activity actually produced by the child
What does a Lokomat® therapy session involve?
- Social and neuropaediatric case history and examination
- Clinical examination of lower extremities
- Individual adjustment of the Lokomat system to the patient
- Carrying out the Lokomat® therapy depending on walking ability and loadbearing capacity, with taking of body weight and walking support by the equipment on the treadmill
When is it not possible to provide Lokomat® therapy?
- The length of the thigh is less than 21 cm.
- Clear difference in leg lengths
- Hip dysplasia (>50%)
- Severe osteoporosis
- Body weight > 135 kg
- Lack of cooperation
- Unstable bone fractures
- Upright walking prohibited because of serious illness or malformations
- Serious skin disorders
How can I register?
Telephone | +49 89 71009-215
E-Mail | lokomotion-kinderzentrum(at)kbo.de