Causes of Paralysis
According to a recent study by the Christopher Reeve Foundation, nearly 1 in 50 people in the United States are living with paralysis – approximately 5.4 million people. In addition, approximately 1,129,200 people a year in the United States alone experience an extreme neurological injury or diagnosis. This number will continue to increase due to the projected growth of the elderly population from 43.1 million to 83.7 million over the next several years.
At Healing Innovations, it is our passion is to help this patient population by developing revolutionary technology and devices that will help these patients.
Many patients that experience a neurological injury or diagnosis go through a long rehabilitation journey. The rehabilitation goals may vary depending on the specific diagnosis of the patient, but for many, gait training will be a core component of the physical therapy regimen.
Research indicates gait training can lead to improved motor abilities, bone density, and psychological health. In addition, gait training allows an individual to receive the benefits associated with exercise. While the benefits are vast, the clinical outcomes vary depending on the specific situation.
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