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RobomedicaWe are excited to announce our newest piece of equipment, Robomedica StepGain GRF. The Robomedica combines state of the art computer robotics and an innovative design proving to be a groundbreaking for those with neurological disorders.  Decades of research at UCLA pioneered by Dr. Edgerton and Dr. Harkema has shown significant results in spinal relearning with the use of body weight support locomotor training.  This type of training provides retraining of stepping after neurological injuries, improved circulation, decreased incidence of soft tissue injuries, improved posture and an increased cardiovascular workout. The Robomedica electronically controlled pneumatic body weight support system allows modulation of the ground reaction forces and permits more normal center of mass movement during body weight supported stepping.  We have gone through the Robomedica, Inc. training program and we are ready to get you walking.  Contact to SCI-FIT today get scheduled on the Robomedica (925) 846-1848.  New clients please fill out our online application.

 

The Lokomat Walking Therapy  is part of our recovery program here at SCI-FIT. 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.

 

 

eksoSCI-FIT continues to keep up with the amazing changes in technology created to help the fight towards recovery from neurological injuries.   We 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. Please see the below video of KTVU, channel 2 highlighting the eksoskelton at our center.

 

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!

http://wn.ktvu.com/story/28265796/special-rehabilitation-center-in-pleasanton-uses-high-tech-equipment

 

SCI-FIT Medical Advisory Board

We are putting together a team of amazing doctors to support our staff and clients at SCI-FIT.  We are very lucky to have Dr. Lance Stone head our Medical Advisory Board.

Dr. Lance Stone

Dr. StoneDr. Lance Stone is the Chairman of Rehabilitation Medicine at Alameda Health Systems, an integrated public healthcare system in the San Francisco Bay Area. Following his PM&R residency at the University of Colorado and Craig Hospital in Denver, Dr. Stone completed a neuro-rehabilitation fellowship under the guidance of Robert Waters, MD and Jacqueline Perry, MD at the renowned USC/Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center near Los Angeles. Dr. Stone has held academic positions within neurology programs at USC and UCSD, and orthopaedic appointments at UCSD. These experiences have enabled Dr. Stone to publish in the field of ‘restorative neuro-rehabilitation’. In collaboration with V.S. Ramachandran, MD , Dr. Stone co-authored a seminal work in Lancet on the use of ‘mirror’ therapy as a successful treatment for upper-limb motor recovery following stroke. Dr. Stone’s current interests focus on the application of tDCS neuromodulation following neurologic disorders. Recently, he co-directed the first West Coast tDCS symposium devoted to neurocognitive disorders. Dr. Stone believes robotic therapies, individually and in combination with tDCS, offer an opportunity to re-establish innate supra-spinal pathways, which may lead to improved motor recovery following spinal cord injury (SCI) and stroke.  Dr. Stone advocates for innovative rehabilitation technologies that he feels must ultimately become available to those in need during all stages of their recovery following a stroke or SCI. Dr. Stone informs research based practices and cutting edge technology at The SCI-FIT Center an adaptive exercise based therapy center serving individuals from across the region with neurologic disabilities in order to optimize their recovery and to create a lifelong plan for their health and wellness.

 

Client Spotlight

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.pngAlanna 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.

 

SCI-FIT accepting insurance!

SCI-FIT Pleasanton is able to provide our clients with insurance coverage.  We are now accepting:

Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Net, United Health Care

 Pre-authorization is required for insurance coverage.  Fill out our online application today or call us at (925) 846-1848.

 

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.