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Rehabilitative Therapy with Compromised Individuals in Mind

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Rehabilitative Therapy with Compromised Individuals in MindWhen individuals suffer from a stroke or are healing from a hip or knee replacement, or a fracture many times, it’s fitting to seek medical rehabilitation before returning home. To help patients recover at a safer, more efficient, and at a functional rate, rehabilitation professionals offer support and specific programs geared towards your specific condition. Lutz Healthcare & Rehabilitation therapists have advanced training and experience in meeting the healthcare and emotional challenges of the senior adult.

Their professional therapists and nurses provide skilled care in numerous areas; to name a few, stroke recovery, joint replacement therapy, arthritis management, neurological rehabilitation, vestibular balance therapy & fall management, diabetes management, back pain & spinal conditions, COPD management, and cardiac rehabilitation to name a few.

In addition to programs like speech and occupational therapy, physical therapy is a major contributor to getting patients back into their prior mobile or independent state. However, back pain, arthritis, vascular disorders, and numerous other conditions contribute to the fact that it’s difficult for many individuals to exercise and to receive traditional physical therapy treatment. The importance of cardiovascular training, building muscle, strengthening bones, and increasing range-of-motion should never be overlooked. Land Therapy is physical therapy achieved through exercise machines, walking, balance programs, stretching and many other forms of rehabilitation to get your body back into moving with fluidity, increasing a greater range of motion, improving your quality of life and achieving successful remediation of impairments, but what about those individuals with limitations or major health concerns in a rehabilitative program?

Lutz Healthcare & Rehabilitation goes one step further for their patient’s total recovery. The AlterG® is an anti-gravity treadmill that utilizes differential air pressures to decrease the effects of

gravity during ambulation. It is precisely the same as “Land Therapy,” except that all of the beneficial rewards are accomplished with zero strain on your joints and minimal strain on your heart. The use of differential air pressures allows the user to decrease weight bearing through lower extremities without changing the medium in which we move, which is air.

While it is possible to unweight lower extremities through such means as water or a harness, these methods change how the body moves and doesn’t simulate proper gait as closely as the AlterG® can allow. Clinical studies on the AlterG® have shown a decrease in overall recovery times and an increase in overall outcomes. Clinical studies have focused in on such areas as the benefits to the recovery of total knee replacements, muscular dystrophy, balance, and neurological impairments, and increasing a safe cardiovascular response in the elderly just to state a few.

Prime examples of suitable AlterG® candidates would be, patients with a vascular stent in their leg, or a hip replacement, or someone that has suffered from a stroke. They might be better suited to walk on an antigravity treadmill, because most likely they will experience a less strenuous workout with little to no pain as opposed to on land. They also would be able to walk farther than on land, which is critical for healing, cardiovascular health, building muscle strength, and improving gait.

Lutz Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center serves your rehabilitation needs with state-of-the-art equipment and a fully trained, professional and courteous staff. At Lutz Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, their specialty practitioners, therapists, nurses, and staff are focused on providing you with the skilled care and therapy you need to get you back to your highest level of function.

If you or someone you know needs inpatient or outpatient rehabilitative therapy, please ask your practitioner for a referral to Lutz Healthcare & Rehabilitation, or contact them directly.

Lutz Healthcare & Rehabilitation
19091 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, Florida 33548
813-751-0557
www.lutzrehab.com

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