CHI Health Midlands is first in the region to use an innovative new clinical treadmill called the C-Mill by Motek. It’s a leap forward for functional movement therapy because it uses augmented reality, virtual reality, acoustic cues and force plate technology for evaluating and training impaired gait and balance.
While traditional therapy involves parallel bars and obstacle courses for gait and balance training, the C-Mill instantly creates a virtual reality environment with a variety of therapeutic challenges.
Patients take more steps per therapy session compared to conventional parallel bar therapy. That means increased intensity, repetition and treatment time. Patients also have more fun as they experience a virtual environment with simulated real-life situations.
Therapy Applications for the Treadmill
The C-Mill is used for gait, balance, stability and fall prevention for patients with a variety of conditions, including:
- Neurological conditions
- Orthopedic conditions
- Spinal injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Movement disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Lower limb amputee