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Monday, September 28, 2009

Lokomat







Here are a few pics of me at Pushing Boundaries on the Lokomat, a weight bearing treadmill that I spend about an hour on each time I go in. There are not many of these machines available for the general public to use as they are pretty expensive (about $400K) - most are in VA hospitals or in private hospitals for use with only certain types of patients, like stroke vicitims.

5 comments:

e said...

What are you watching on the monitor while you're on the treadmill? Is there a TV? Also, you mentioned before that there are exercises where they provide electric stimuli for your muscles to fire. What does that one look like?

Laura said...

Great pics! In a little while, You can compare them to when you are standing next to the machine!

Vicki Parramore said...

So great that you get to use this top of the line equipment!

Jared and Beka said...

No, no watching TV on the lokomat for me. I'm watching a monitor that has 4 charts that show the muscle activity (voluntary and involuntary) that is happening while I'm on the machine.

Jared and Beka said...

http://theanardis.blogspot.com/2009/07/pushing-boundaries.html

This is what the electrical stim looks like - you can't really see it, but there are wires and pads connected to my glutes and quads, and that fires my muscles to ride the bike.