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SCI-FIT is very excited to provide its clients with the opportunity to use 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.

 

eksoOur Ekso Bionics package has arrived! SCI-FIT continues to keep up with the amazing changes in the technology created to help with the fight and cause of spinal cord injury recovery.  We are being trained with Ekso Bionics and will have this wearable exoskeleton available for client use as of mid January.

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.

Welcome Kinley McCracken, PT, DPT

 

SCI-FIT Pleasanton and Sacramento are so proud to have Kinley McCracken join our team.  Kinley is our on site physical therapist.  She graduated from Northeastern University and came to us from Scipps Hospital in San Diego where she worked in the neurological/spinal rehabilitation department.  Kinley is a huge asset to SCI-FIT.  With her on board we are now able to provide our clients with insurance coverage from Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Net and United Health Care.  Pre-authorization is required for insurance coverage.  Fill out our online application today or call us at (925) 846-1848 to begin working with Kinley McCracken, PT, DPT.

Client Spotlight

 

We post daily to our Facebook page and we are always acknowledging our clients for their amazing progress.  Please make sure you visit our Facebook page by clicking the above link to see the videos we put together to acknowledge their improvement and steps towards recovery. We also post to our Youtube page our monthly client spotlights.  Click on the above Youtube link and go to our scifitca channel.

ColeCole L. was involved in a car accident in Fremont, CA on November 17, 2012 that left him as a C-4 quadriplegic. His immediate goals were to try to regain as much strength and ability that he had prior to his injury.

About a year and a half ago, Cole came across SCI-FIT. Since then, Cole has regained arm movement, sensation, and muscular strength in his back. He wants to improve his mobility to use a manual chair that he can transfer out of on his own as well as gain his independence by learning to drive.

Cole believes that his possibilities at SCI-FIT are unlimited. His fun personality, great singing voice and dance moves add to his ever-improving achievements.

It’s hard to end the day without receiving a big hug from Cole. We can’t wait to see his goals flourish as he wants to further his education in college and be able to work.

Congrats on all the wonderful gains you’ve made so far Cole… Keep up the great work!
“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 Sacramento Clients make ABC News and FOX News

We are so proud to see our client and Sacramento location get the word out about spinal cord injuries and the amazing recovery process involved.

Tresa Honaker is an aerialist who fell 15 feet during during rehearsal 3 years ago and suffered a spinal cord injury.  Today she has installed her aerial equipment at SCI-FIT Sacramento and she is back to practicing with the hopes of getting back on stage.  Please see her ABC News 10 feature by clicking this link:  http://www.news10.net/story/news/features/2014/11/10/tresa-honaker-injured-aerialist-spinal-cord-sci-fit/16002882/  (you can also copy and paste into the search tab if the direct link does not work)

Gary Gelfand of Fox News 40 went live at our Sacramento location.  He did a great job capturing our clients hard at work and showing his support for our center.  Thank you Gary and Fox News.  Click on this link to see the full story:  http://fox40.com/2014/08/14/spinal-cord-injury-functional-integrated-therapy/ (you can also copy and paste into the search tab if the direct link does not work)