What is the ReWalk?
The ReWalk is a robotic Exoskeleton that can be worn for personal use at home and out in the community.
The robotic device provides hip and knee motion to enable individuals with spinal cord injury to stand upright, walk, turn, climb and descend stairs. The system can be customised to provide optimal fit to ensure safety, function and joint function.
ReWalk allows people to walk independently as the robotic device mimics the natural gait pattern of the legs.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of using the ReWalk include:
- Ability to walk upright rather than sit in a wheelchair
- Improve mobility and quality of life measures such as:
- Improvements in bowel and bladder function
- Maintenance of bone mass
- Reduction of some medications for certain ailments
- Emotional and psychosocial benefits
How can you trial and purchase a ReWalk for home use?
At our Midlands ‘Centre of Excellence Clinic’ in Northampton.
Firstly, we will book you into our clinic for an initial assessment where you will be able to trial the device*.
Providing you are suitable for the device, you will be given the option to purchase your own ReWalk and at the same time we will discuss the rehab package on offer that will help you achieve maximum use of your ReWalk.
If you live outside the Midlands and need accommodation, we can also help find you an accessible place to stay.
*Prior to the assessment we will need to establish your suitability for the device as ReWalk is intended for use by individuals with lower limb disabilities whose hands and shoulders can support crutches or a walker. Your height will need to be between 160cm - 190cm (5'3" to 6'2"). Weight requirement is up to 100kg (220lbs). Other factors such as bone density and range of motion will be considered and evaluated.
For more information call our Client Services: 0800 043 0327
Testimonial from our client who has trialled Re-Walk
I am paraplegic level T6 and have been for 18 years. I came to PhysioFunction to use the ReWalk and found it both exciting and emotional. Being able to stand, take steps and be at eye level with people was amazing!
I also found that being in the ReWalk assisted with stretching my trunk as being in a wheelchair means that my torso is always compressed.
Lisa Webb, PhysioFunction Client