We worked closely with Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and other clinical professionals to identify and test a number of SmartGlidr therapy applications. Below are potential benefits that clinicians have helped us to identify organized by patient diagnosis. Also included is an image of our SmartGlidr Pro model with accessories that were informed and inspired by our clinical testing.
• Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
– enable increased knee flexion/extension, reduce swelling
• Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)
– limit hip flexion, improve circulation, strengthen muscles
• Total Ankle Arthroplasty
– enable non-weight bearing ROM exercise, reduce swelling
• Lower Extremity Fractures
– provide non-weight bearing ROM and strengthening exercise
– improve ROM, proprioception, coordination, and confidence
• Parkinson’s Disease
– improve lower leg circulation, function and coordination
• General Deconditioning
– improve circulation and strengthen muscles
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SmartGlidr feedback received from our SNF market study:
Tammy M., PT Manager – “The SmartGlidr is a great tool to facilitate a natural walking pattern with measurable progress and ability to ramp up resistance as patient progresses. Light weight and portable is a huge help as our clients receive treatment all over our facility. This would be a huge asset to home health therapists. I like that this device offers movement that is more like natural walking. I also like the adjustability. It seems like it will be much better than the arm bike – used with the feet – which is not effective. Your device is more measurable too.”
Kim T., VP Operations – “We all agreed that the SmartGlidr could have multiple beneficial applications across our continuum of care setting. A few of my thoughts on the use/benefit of the smart trainer is the independence it can provide to many of our residents. It can contribute to their physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing – through self-accomplishment and independence it can provide to a resident, as well as could be used in a social setting – an activity where multiple residents are using it together.”
Sarah J., Rehab Program Manager – “We have identified a number of applications where we are confident the SmartGlidr would be beneficial including treatments for stroke, PD, TKA, THA, general PT, as well as in post-discharge restorative programs. Given the affordable price for this device, we expect to purchase multiple units for our therapy staff to use their patients and to also recommend individual purchase by residents or those continuing restorative program at home.”
Katy K, Rehab Operations Manager – “I agree wheelchair transfers are a big challenge, which isn’t required to use the SmartGlidr.”
Mikayla T., Therapy Director – “It is good for range of motion (ROM) and strength training. It is a very versatile device.”
Alisa B., Director of Therapy – “The SmartGlidr is a portable device that would be easy to utilize for room treatments or with patients that are not able to transfer on equipment such as the NuStep. It would also benefit PTs when working with patients with recent TKA’s to increase ROM. It would be a great addition to the equipment that we utilize in our treatment spaces to utilize in both the gym and for room treatments.”
Chris G., PT Manager – “Portable and affordable. Could benefit patients for room therapy. Would benefit patients returning home.”
Kevin A., OT – “Upper body ROM for a variety of diagnosis. Weight bearing, ADL (wipe the table), activity tolerance, objectively demonstrating improvements. Looks well made, is convenient to use, and portable.”
Lisha S., PT Manager – “Multiple uses: ROM, endurance, ability to work from very low level to high level diagnosis.”
Alisa N., PT – “Portability is key for those lower-level patients. Resistance training, contracture reduction for those bed-bound, joint integrity and sustain muscle strength. Purchase price is good.”
Carol O., PT – “For patients it provides ease of improving ROM and strength. For me, it is a simple exercise for UE/LE range and strength to provide to patients. It has varying ways to use it. Ease of ROM and strength for my patients and it’s portable.”
Tammy L., PT Manager – “I like that it’s relatively inexpensive, convenient, and could be used for so many patients who might not be able to access other options. I really like the idea of it! It’s portable and convenient compared to other options, such as a static bicycle.”
Aaron M., SLP – “Would provide a portable exercise option with measurable goals for our residents unable to make it to the gym, such as ventilator dependent patients. Good price point and ability to set parameters.”
Morgan D., PT Manager – “I reviewed the product brochure and it looks like an easy to use piece of equipment. Looks like it can be used for many different patients w/a wide variety of diagnoses. I think is would be a great addition to our department. I like that its lightweight and can be easily brought to rooms if need be.”
Michelle S., PT Manager – “It could provide nice ability for carryover of treatment/home exercise upon discharge. I think it would also be good for when we have in room treatments due to infection.”