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MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital Supported Ambulation: A Safe Way to Relearn Skills during Rehabilitation

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital  Supported Ambulation: A Safe Way to Relearn Skills during Rehabilitation After a debilitating illness or injury, people can be apprehensive or scared of relearning certain activities again. Falling is one of the most common fears they have – especially if it has occurred before or if it caused the injury. Supported ambulation technologies such as the FreeStep SAS at MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital allows rehabilitation patients to relearn basic functions such as walking, climbing stairs, exercising balance and transitioning from a sit-to-stand position.

About the FreeStep SAS
The FreeStep SAS can be incorporated into the customized care plans of patients recovering from a variety of conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, amputation, spinal cord injury and other orthopedic conditions.

The patient is comfortably harnessed into the device and can freely and safely move around the track, which is attached to the ceiling of the inpatient rehabilitation hospital’s therapy gym. Having the patient safely ambulated also allows the therapist to focus on the patient’s performance in the activity instead of making sure the patient does not fall.

“Technologies such as the FreeStep SAS allow us to comfortably and safely work with our patients on a variety of activities and helps the patient work on their gait and balance when performing them,” said Jessica Bratkovic, LPTA, Business Development Director at MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital. “We are honored to help our patients return to their favorite activities through rehabilitative services and are thankful to have advanced tools and technologies to help them reach their goals.”

About MidAmerica
Rehabilitation Hospital
MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital is a 98-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the Encompass Health network that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services. Serving patients throughout the Kansas City area, the hospital is located at 5701 West 110th Street in Overland Park, Kansas 66211 and on the web at MidAmericaRehabHospital.com.
To learn more, call 913 491-2400.

5701 West 110th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211
MidAmericaRehabHospital.com

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