Patients who have suffered traumatic brain injury are often faced with serious motor damage. As a result, they have to completely re-learn basic everyday movements. Re-gaining walking ability after a traumatic brain injury is one of the main tasks of neurorehabilitation.
Thanks to the neuroplasticity of the brain (the ability of the nervous system to change its structures and functions), human beings have the ability to learn new functions and to re-learn functions that have been lost.
To re-learn complex movement sequences such as walking, two things are necessary.
Training with the Lokomat system has the following effects:
In the early stages of rehabilitation, training should take place every day if possible (depending on the patient’s stamina and the therapy plan). In the later rehabilitation stages, we recommend that the patient train three times a week.
Note: At this point, we would like to expressly state that these improvements are not due exclusively to training with the Lokomat system. They must always be regarded as a result of Lokomat training in combination with other physiotherapeutic interventions.