What kind of patient can be treated by WO:EX Therapy?
We recommend using WO:EX therapy for patients with movement impairments (mild or middle severity).
Have you ever assessed WO:EX therapy effectiveness?
Yes, we have. Our pilot study reveals that WO:EX therapy increases the effectiveness of after stroke therapy up to 37%
Can I use WO:EX for PD (Parkinson’s disease) and MS (Multiple Sclerosis) patients
Yes. We also recommend WO:EX therapy for patients suffering from balance and coordination disturbances and trembling / rigid syndrome.
Is it possible to use WO:EX Exoplatform for bedridden patients?
No, disabled patients that cannot keep an upright body position for at least 1 min are not being allowed to WO:EX training.
What is a leg restrictor designed for?
Leg restrictors are a system of two soft navigators that modify a lower limb kinematic.
For what reasons leg restrictors should be used?
Leg restrictors should be used to modify lower limbs’ abnormal kinematics (it is when a patient has a non-correct gait pattern).
How is it possible to identify abnormal gait patterns?
As a rule, a patient with gait function impairment is unable to push a leg from behind as while he or she is walking with an impaired leg, it is not possible to perform a flexion in the knee joint. Moreover, the affected leg makes side deviations, and often messes and bumps with another leg.
How does WO:EX provide safety training?
WO:EX exoplatform has an adjustable body weight support system with a 4-point connection to the frame.
Is it possible to control body load on the ground?
Yes, it’s possible by the strain regulation of the connectors that connect the body weight support system with the frame.
Sometimes patients try to push forward a movable frame. How does it keep an upright body position in this case?
WO:EX has a body restrictor. It is a tape that limits the deviation of the body backward. We recommend fastening it before every training session.
Do I need to control the process of WO:EX training all the time?
Yes. We strongly recommend providing physical or visual control.
What does physical control look like?
To provide physical control it is necessary to hold a frame during all sessions.
It is difficult to hold a frame-up when a patient has the constant intention to lose balance. What do you recommend for this?
We recommend using a brake system. When a patient is going to lift up a leg an assistant must compress(press) braking leverages. When the patient is lowering a leg, the assistant releases breaking leverages compression for a short time and compresses(presses) leverages again before the patient’s leg contacts the floor.