The "Werding Suspended Walking Apparatus" ®

The "Suspended Walking Apparatus" allows the upright physiologically appropriate training of the patient's gait and other body movements as part of a neurophysiological treatment programme. If medically indicated, the system is used on the advice of the consulting physician for rehabilitation or treatment of the following conditions:

  • operations on the foot, ankle and knee joints,
  • hemiplegia (paralysis on one side of the body) and apoplectic insult (stroke),
  • multiple sclerosis,
  • Parkinson's disease,
  • and other disorders of the reciprocal innervation mechanism.

This system cannot be substituted by water therapy . It enables the patient to undertake physiologically correct walking and body movements on a treadmill or trampoline while the lower extremities are in an apparently weightless state. As it is not a pool-based therapy, the patient is not affected by water drag, buoyancy or hydrostatic pressure. The technique permits coordinated movements to be trained, re-educating the patient to adopt a physiologically correct gait under conditions of total, semi- or partial weightlessness.

Extension technique using the "Werding Suspended Walking Apparatus" ®:

A unique extension method, in which the locomotor apparatus permits spinal extension while the suspended ("weightless") patient is performing upright physiologically correct movements - something that is impossible in water therapy. Suitable for the treatment of acute disorders and for rehabilitation after hip operations.

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