Assisted walking (gait rehabilitation)

HCA UK experts explain how robot-assisted walking therapy (Lokomat) can assist with neurological rehabilitation

Therapy using Lokomat® robotic equipment

Spinal injuries and acquired or traumatic brain injuries, incurred as the result of accidents or falls, and lifelong conditions such as cerebral palsy can limit the body’s movement.

If you need assistance learning, or relearning to walk, the Lokomat® system may help you.

Need to know

  • What happens during Lokomat® therapy? icon plus

    Your consultant and the physiotherapy team will explain the Lokomat® system and how it will work for you, they will be able to answer any questions you might have.

    The Lokomat® device is a robotic treadmill system, shaped to physically support you whilst you exercise. Its exoskeleton ‘legs’ support your body weight so that your own legs are able to move freely in a walking motion.

    Your physiotherapist can control how fast you walk, how much body weight you use and how much assistance the robotic legs give you through range of motion.
  • How to prepare for Lokomat® therapy session icon plus

    Your specialist consultant will introduce you to the Lokomat® system and explain how the robotic assisted treadmill works to improve your walking function. They may show you a video of the system in action so that you know exactly what to expect when your treatment starts.

    You do not have to do anything to prepare for your Lokomat® treatment and can eat and drink normally beforehand.
  • After therapy with the Lokomat® icon plus

    After your Lokomat® session, you may feel tired. This is to be expected, and it’s important to rest and sleep if you need to.

    It is also important to ensure that you are hydrated after the session.

    Your consultant  and the physiotherapy team will work with you closely and may recommend a series of further, more intensive sessions depending on the nature of your condition and how well you are responding to the therapy.

Our neurological rehabilitation consultants

We're proud to work with leading neurologists, who specialise in neurological rehabilitation and who work with experts across a range of medical fields. 

Our rehabilitation specialists work with a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and neuropsychologists as part of the neurological rehabilitation centre at The Wellington Hospital.

Our locations

From rehabilitation therapy for brain injuries to hydrotherapy, we provide exceptional supportive therapy services for rehabilitation care

Contact The Rehabilitation Centre

Call us to discuss our rehabilitation services, you will speak to one of our rehabilitation advisors who will be happy to talk you through our programmes.

020 7483 5348
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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