We are excited to introduce the Solo-Step Fall Prevention Overhead Track System, our latest step toward improving service quality, efficiency, and cost for patients and insurance providers. Using a lightweight harness connected to a ceiling track, patients with balance concerns can safely practice activities that would normally present a fall risk or be too difficult for a single therapist to support.
“There are times when patients need to progress to more dynamic balance activities as part of their recovery, but two staff people may be needed due to the risk involved. This isn’t always possible, so the Solo-Step will allow therapists to pursue these activities independently while ensuring a patient’s safety,” says Tonya Simon, Physical Therapy Supervisor.
The Solo-Step System is designed to support a person’s body weight while providing multi-directional movement. Two patients can utilize the device at the same time, with its 45’ length providing an ideal runway for various gait, mobility, and balance exercises.
“The Solo-Step is everything we hoped for,” says Simon. “It has allowed us to work on balance tasks that simply weren’t safe for patients before, so now we can really challenge people to work on progression of skills. Plus, the patients love it! Several are asking to use it during their sessions, even people who were apprehensive about coming to therapy previously.”
The Solo-Step System was made possible thanks to the generosity of donors through the Hope Network Foundation’s Greatest Need Fund, which is committed to enhancing services so that every individual receives the absolute best care possible the moment they walk through our doors.
“This system really allows us endless opportunities to develop creative and efficient treatment strategies without compromising the safety of our patients,” says Simon. “The fact that our patients are also enjoying it is a fantastic bonus.”