Due to many generous donations, the Cushman Foundation and the Beyond the Teams Ride, VIP has achieved our largest goal to date – purchasing a 2nd Lokomat for VIP!
The Lokomat Nanos, by Hocoma, is an assisted treadmill which allows patients to walk upright, with the support of a harness and robotic leg controls. Our technician is able to adjust the system to each patient’s specific needs, such as, walking speed, weight bearing, and gait pattern. Almost all our patients can benefit from this technology and it is one of the most advanced therapies available for gait training and neurological re-training today.
VIP is currently the only public facility in Southern California to offer this technology and thus has seen a high volume of patients desiring to utilize this machine. The ability to have multiple Lokomats at our facility will ensure that all patients are able to access the Lokomat without delay!
The Lokomat Nanos, by Hocoma, is over $200,000 and due to all the generous support in 2019, VIP will be able to purchase this machine outright. We are amazed at this support and look forward to early 2020 when this machine will be delivered to our facility!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!