SCI-FIT is very excited to provide our clients with the Lokomat Walking Therapy as part of their recovery program. We are one of the only centers in the San Francisco Bay Area that has Lokomat training available to the general public.
The Lokomat is a robotic machine built to provide intensive gait training for anyone with limited or impaired gait, such as adults who have suffered stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis or other neurological disorders which can impair gait. The patient is suspended in a harness while the robotic legs are sized and strapped onto the patient. With use of the harness, the patient can be working in any degree of weight-bearing, from fully suspended “air-walking” to full weight bearing.
You can choose to engage in Lokomoat training individually, or in addition to working one-on-one with our Neuro Exercise Therapists. To determine if you are a good candidate for Lokomat Training, clients can schedule a free one-hour evaluation to be measured and try the machine. Lokomat sessions can be purchased per hour, or in bundled packages. New clients please fill out our online application or call us directly at (925) 846-1848.
Our Ekso Bionics package has arrived! SCI-FIT continues to keep up with the amazing changes in technology created to help the fight towards spinal cord injury recovery. We now have trained staff by Ekso at our center ready to work with you and the exoskeleton. Sessions are an hour long and an evaluation is required before working with the exoskeleton. Please fill out our online application or call us directly to schedule your evaluation at (925) 846-1848.
Ekso™ is a wearable bionic suit which enables individuals with any amount of lower extremity weakness to stand up and walk over ground with a natural, full weight bearing, reciprocal gait. Walking is achieved by the user’s weight shifts to activate sensors in the device which initiate steps. Battery-powered motors drive the legs, replacing deficient neuromuscular function.
SCI-FIT now accepting insurance!
United Health Care
Pre-authorization is required for insurance coverage. Fill out our online application today or call us at (925) 846-1848.
We post daily to our Facebook page and monthly to our Youtube channel. We are always proudly acknowledging our clients for their amazing progress. Please make sure you visit our Facebook page or Youtube channel by clicking the above links to see the videos we put together of our client’s improvements and steps towards recovery.
Alanna has been one of our most loyal clients by starting at SCI-FIT in our first facility in the beginning of 2008. After slipping into the shallow end of a pool in June of 2007, Alanna discovered SCI-FIT 6 months later and has been our client since then. She was searching for an exercise program that would push her limits, increase her strength, and help her develop a stronger mind-body connection. SCI-FIT has given her just that. Some of Alanna’s biggest accomplishments at SCI-FIT thus far include improved core strength, standing on her own with minimal balance assistance, and walking in the forearm walker with unassisted steps and lockouts.
Despite being injured for 8 years now, Alanna does not let her injury define her. Some of her greatest milestones include getting her driver’s license when she was 17 and graduating with her high school class on time. Alanna also graduated from the University of San Francisco in four years with a double major and is working full time as the executive administrative assistant at the Bay Club Company. On top of all those accomplishments, she has also traveled to Panama for stem cell treatment three times now to maximize her recovery efforts.
Although Alanna never slows down, one of the biggest challenges she has overcome was managing balance in her everyday life, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Alanna’s next big goal is to stand without any assistance, and eventually take steps without assistance as well. Alanna currently works out at SCI-FIT once a week for 4 hours but is hoping to increase her workout hours in the near future. “SCI-FIT has been one of the biggest supports in my life over the past 7 years and I want to go back to visiting multiple times per week.” Keep doing big things Alanna and thank you for being such an awesome client for 7 years now!!
“If you do nothing, you will get nothing.” Fill out our online application for a Free evaluation today or call (925) 846-1848.
KTVU Channel 2 News Special Feature of SCI-FIT
We had the honor of having Claudia Wong, reporter and anchor of KTVU Channel 2 come out to our center and do a highlighted story on SCI-FIT and our newest high tech equipment the exoskeleton by Eksobionics. Please click on the below link to see the full story and video which also features our client Nick Pappas. Thank you KTVU Channel 2!
Clients Making Great Moves in April
Please watch this video to celebrate the greatness achieved in our center by our clients and all the hard work they put in towards their recovery.