Woodway® Split-Belt Treadmill
Reduced Impact with Increased Stepping Repetition
The Woodway® Split-Belt Treadmill is a locomotion therapy tool for patients with asymmetric walking patterns. Two separate belts run alongside one another for each leg. These belts can move together or at independent speeds. Using variable speed control for both belts, the Woodway® can be customized to the needs of the patient while enabling the therapist to track and log the patient’s progress.
How does the Woodway® Split-Belt Treadmill Work?
Research has shown that increasing the number of steps per day improves recovery. The Woodway® Split-Belt Treadmill is a safe and effective way to increase stepping repetition. The technology can be used independently or in conjunction with the ZeroG® Gait and Balance Training System and can be pre-programmed for specific therapeutic protocols. It also digitally displays time, speed, elevation, distance, pace, and caloric expenditure.
The treadmill's surface absorbs more impact than traditional treadmills, preventing further deterioration of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the lower extremities, pelvis, and lower back.
Who can benefit from using the Woodway® Split-Belt Treadmill ?
Patients who can benefit from advanced gait and balance training include those with neurological conditions such as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, Guillain-Barré, and
various other diagnoses that result in visual and/or cognitive impairments. With adjustable handrails for both width and height, the Woodway® Split-Belt Treadmill is beneficial for adult and pediatric use.
Make an Appointment
If you would like to make an appointment to visit the Tellabs Neurorehabilitation and Neuroplasticity Center, please call (630) 909-7150.
To make an appointment with a Marianjoy Medical Group Physician, please call 630-909-7000.