The Centre of Movement offers an advanced method of gait training through the assistance of a ceiling hoist that simultaneously controls weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill, ground or obstacles.
It creates an ideal environment for people with a wide range of impairments and functional levels to achieve a functional and efficient walking pattern.
Gait training with the ceiling hoist provides proper posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement.
How it helps your child
An improved or more symmetrical walking pattern
The ability to walk longer distances (walking endurance)
An increased walking speed
Greater weight bearing abilities to strengthen their bones
For infants, the development of walking skills
To function effectively across environments and tasks, we need the ability to maintain controlled positions during both static (still) and dynamic (moving) activities.
Deep core stability and hip and leg muscle control are essential for good upright posture.
The key to promoting functional walking is to maximise motor output.
This can be done through stimulating movement mechanically and via different sensory inputs, and to create the largest possible repertoire of adaptable motor reposes and strategies.