The rehabilitation department at a hospital in Jerusalem has recently acquired a new device from the USA, which is the only and first of its kind in the city. Developed at NASA, this device allows for incredible therapeutic options for patients who have been injured in their legs.
Using air that flows from below, patients can be carried slightly and put weight on their foot in a measured and supervised manner almost immediately after surgery. This has led to much faster rehabilitation progress for patients with leg injuries. The device has been used to treat various types of injuries that limit or prevent walking, such as muscle weakness or balance problems. It has also been used for sports injuries and is even used by top-class athletes.
One patient, Dvir, who underwent surgery on his leg due to a pedicle injury, used the device to return to walking normally. He mentioned that during treatment on the device, he felt like he was walking like before the injury and that it helped him feel like he was on his way to walking independently with both feet.
Professor Isabella Schwartz, director of the rehabilitation department at the hospital, noted that Dvir’s determination and desire to move forward are an inspiration to everyone around him. The hospital is excited about the new therapeutic options that the device provides and is looking forward to helping more patients with their rehabilitation process.