What is LEXO?
Our clinic is proud to be the first in the North East to host Tyromotion’s Robotic Gait Trainer- ‘Lexo’ - the new standard in robotic gait rehabilitation.
The Lexo is an impressive, innovative and ‘cutting edge’ technological advance within the neuro rehabilitation field. In our clinic setting it may be used as a therapy ‘adjunct’ as part of our ‘intensive rehab package’ or if deemed suitable by our specialist neurological physiotherapists the Lexo may be used as part of your core neurological physiotherapy programme.
Here is our LEXO Robotic Gait Trainer in use at our clinic:
There are many advantages of Lexo-therapy such as:
Evidence Based Therapy
Based on the principles of high repetition of movement and specificity within gait training 20 % more patients were able to walk after using Lexo than with traditional therapy outcomes.
“In comparison to conventional gait rehabilitation, gait training, assisted by end effector apparatus leads to a statistically significant and clinically relevant improvement in gait velocity and maximum walking distance after stroke”. (Mehrholz, 2018)
Lexo can be used with a wide range of clients due to its easy accessibility and available precision of adjustment. It is also capable of both passive and active walking modes which makes it highly versatile depending on the sensori- motor ability of the user. This means that it can be useful for many clients as part of their therapy programme.
Increases Therapy Time & Direct Therapist - Client Interaction
Often session time can be taken up by tedious set-up of procedures/environment and equipment for successful gait rehab to take place. All of this can often be physically demanding for the therapist, meaning that they are not always ‘hands free’ to observe, feedback and engage to an optimum level. Lexo presents a huge opportunity for the therapist to offer security and stability to the user whilst remaining ‘hands free’ to further enhance the outcome within the therapy session.
The software and gamification elements that Lexo offers enables therapy to become immersive which assists in better compliance, high repetition within the session and thus increases intensity and biofeedback, this makes therapy self-motivating and adds fun!
Increases Intensity and Specificity
Lexo makes users feel secure and stable therefore therapy can focus on incorporating elements such as speed, endurance, specific elements of gait (heel strike/stride length/ loading reponse) and thus increase repetition of successful movement patterning into gait training. This helps neuroplasticity (ability of the nervous system to re-organise connections) following neurological injury/lesion and can also increase cardiovascular fitness simultaneously. This in turn can help to rapidly speed up the recovery process.
For further information about Lexo, our ‘intensive rehab packages’, or to book an assessment with one of our specialist neurological physiotherapists please contact – 01642 563222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
“Wow where do I start. I met Vicki after being in hospital for a few months. I was still in a powered wheelchair with so much determination to walk again but didn’t know where to start.
Vicki from Tees Neurophysiotherapy has definitely been a big part of my rehabilitation. I’m now walking and even passed my driving test so I have some independence back.
Vicki is extremely talented at what she does. I always feel amazing when I’ve been to Physio, she knows exactly what I need to work on. I was told that I’d never be able to move from the neck down but with the support and knowledge from Tees Neuro Physiotherapy we have proved this to be wrong. I am always welcomed with a smile it’s a wonderful place to visit everyone there is amazing”
Spinal Cord Injury
I'm not sure how to put into words what Tees Neuro Physiotherapy have done for our family. My dad started the clinic 9 months ago, after having a life changing brain haemorrhage, it felt like everything had been taken away from us with the future unknown. Starting with the clinic gave us hope for a brighter future. After an amazing 9 months with the most dedicated health professionals I have ever met, Vicky, Rosie and Claire, now have my dad able to use majority function in his hand, he can walk, he now has his driving licence back, but most of all he has his life back and this is thanks to this amazing team.
"It is more than a job to these amazing people, they truly care passionately about their patients. On my dad's darkest days, they were there with support and encouragement that together, they could achieve the goals that were set out. My dad is still attending the clinic and the team have now formed part of our network and we will forever be grateful.
The facilities and the team are second to none and wouldn't look further if you have a family member or friend who requires neurological physiotherapy."
"Victoria and her team are amazing!! Their service isn't a 'one size fits all approach' They have a holistic approach to treatment. Understanding that no two days are the same for a patient with complex needs. They provide a service that is tailored to suit the clients needs and goals. Thinking outside the box. Nothing is too much for them and they're up for any challenge.
A hard working dedicated bunch of clinicians going above and beyond- I don't know what our family would do if we didn't have them!!!"