- Weight Bearing Symmetry
Improves weight shifting and reduces the risk of pain and joint stress from overuse of the unaffected leg.
- Step Length Symmetry
Improves symmetry to help increase walking speed, encourage more efficient gait, and reduce fall risk
- Stance Time Symmetry
Helps users correct asymmetries to normalize stance time and allow for proper swing phase of gait.
Cadence improvements can lead to faster gait, better mobility, and improved health.
- Pain Recording
Correlating gait mechanics and unweighting with patient-reported pain scores helps to establish optimal parameters for therapy.
- Engage better with Live Video Monitoring
Via incorporates Live Video Monitoring to help users see and understand gait anomalies they may not feel. Now you can quickly identify and control the effects of unweighting on gait to achieve specific rehab and training goals.
- Make life easier with the AlterG Assistant
The AlterG Assistant makes it easy to maximize your time and productivity with pre-programmed, fully automated therapy sessions and simple tools for developing your own library of user-customized experiences.
What Is Stride Smart?
At its root, Stride Smart is an integrated treadmill technology that provides clinicians with real-time gait assessment data during therapy. It is designed to help clinicians optimize rehabilitative therapy, making for shorter therapy protocols and faster recovery for patients. It records and represents data that is especially useful during gait assessment.What Makes Stride Smart Gait Assessment Different
First and foremost, Stride Smart technology is integrated into the only Anti-Gravity Treadmill on the market. Coupled with precision unweighting technology, Stride Smart is able to capture real-time data, amplifying the rehabilitative power of AlterG® technology. While the patient watches and self-corrects gait abnormalities using video monitoring, physical therapists can simultaneously read and respond to five gait assessment Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on the fly.
Objective, Real-Time Gait Assessment Data
Stride Smart provides clinicians with five objective data points during therapy:
- Weight-bearing symmetry
- Step length symmetry
- Stance time symmetry
- Pain recording
This gives clinicians clear, objective data with which to assess, adjust, and modify a patient’s progress. Since Stride Smart collects and presents patient gait data automatically, clinicians can spend more time rehabbing the patient and selecting the data most useful to their gait analysis and correction recommendations. This is true no matter the scope and severity of the injury or disorder.
In addition to in-session data monitoring, Stride Smart also provides robust gait analysis reporting capabilities. These reports can be easily saved, downloaded, and shared in PDF format.
Once the clinician ends the session on the treadmill, they can email a copy of the session report. Session reports can also be saved to a USB, if necessary. Reports include session summaries of the key metrics named above: weight-bearing symmetry; step length symmetry; stance time symmetry; cadence; and pain recording.
Shorter Recovery Times, More Efficient Clinics
In busy physical therapy clinics, there is always room to be more efficient. This includes the tools clinicians use for treating and rehabilitating patients. By leveraging real-time data, including video and reporting capabilities, Stride Smart helps physical therapists work smarter—to optimize rehab and shorten recovery cycles. Optimizing a patient’s rehab with Stride Smart has three key benefits:
- Better cost efficiency and ability to scale clinic operations
- Improved reputation and word-of-mouth referral
- Happier, healthier patients
The clinics that use the latest gait assessment technology and objective data—that deliver on the promise of fast and effective rehabilitation—are the clinics that thrive. More importantly, these are the clinics that constantly please their patients by delivering measurable results. This, after all, is what top-tier physical therapy is all about.