LiteGait Training Report:
Training Date: April 8th, 2019.
Facility: Providence Ojai Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Presentation: Did they listen to the lecture online? No. Reinforced and encouraged watching it multiple times. Discussed concept of Quantity of Quality Gait and afferent input and value of the environment of BWSTT versus traditional compensatory rehabilitation. What questions or concerns did they have regarding information given? Already has been using with one client who purchased the LiteGait himself. Both PTA and client want to get the most out of the LiteGait as possible. Did you mention MoReICE clinical support, LiteGait social media, Presenter Series webinars - especially free TIPS & TRICKS every quarter, Q-pads? Yes. How many attended? 6. Do you have sign in sheet? Yes. See email.
Harness/LiteGait device Training: Were all of the training elements completed or was something left out? ALL elements completed. However staff has yet to watch training webinar. Brought GKMINI treadmill to demonstrate, however, unable due to ceilings too low. Client is 6'7".
Additional Equipment Covered: Q-straps, Q-pads, GaitSens, Accessories, FreeDome, Gait Keeper Mini, Gaiter Stool, FlexAble Yoke. – what questions came up? When facility has remodelled new rehab section with higher ceilings they would be interested in looking into GK Mini treadmill.
1) Client is 6'7" male in 40s/50s with incomplete quadriplegia. Currently can stand pivot transfer with max assist using FWW. Has manual wc. Has been working with Donnie, PTA for few years in SNF and aquatic therapy at YMCA.
Client has 1 to 3+/5 strength throughout. Does not need bracing. Donned harness sitting in wc. Mentioned donning in supine for better fitting. But, did not have long enough plinth. Used LiteGait and 1 person assist blocking knees performing sit to stand, LiteGait used to create forward momentum and body mechanics sequencing sit to stand. Mentioned sitting on swiss ball with LiteGait support to improve sitting and sit to stand strength, balance and coordination. Also used 2-4" foam cushions to increase height of sitting. Discussed using Hi low table or hospital bed controls increasing seat height as well. Reinforced promoting posture, symmetry and balance before ambulating. Used black Q-straps crossing each other for lateral stability and to stabilize pelvis anteriorly. Demonstrated adjustable support straps affects on posture, symmetry and balance. Used BiSym to fine tune symmetrical BWS. Client needing 30% BWS. Adjusted FlexAble Yoke as needed for more support gait training and less support for balance training performing 1/4 squats, weightshifting and pivoting with unlocked FreeDome. Client gained more control of knees and had less genurecurvatum with standing balance and gait training. Locked FreeDome for gait training both facing LiteGait and facing away using FWW. Donnie, PTA providing momentum and steering using steer casters. Had to avoid hitting ceiling lights and fire sprinkler heads due to client's height. Facility is very old. Donnie, while standing, also able to lean over supporting himself on forearms and block or provide weightshifting to client's pelvis. Client ambulated up to 300 ft with multiple turns and 2 standing rest periods. Used LiteGait to transfer to wc stand to sit sequencing mechanics. Doffed harness while client sitting in wc.
Concerns Encountered with patients: None.
What was the BEST question/remark/feedback you got during this training? Client and Donnie, PTA felt they have good grasp of how to use all features of LiteGait. They spent alot of time looking for the right equipment to learn how to walk again and felt LiteGait is the one.
Champions: Who is the best person to f/u regarding clinical support? Donnie Hale, PTA. Who is the best person to f/u regarding sales needs? Donnie Hale, PTA and Justin Holeman.
Recommendations: What do we need to do for these customers? Send Youtube training Videos. Make sure they have training webinar. Keep in touch for future purchase of GK MINI Treadmill when facility builds out new rehab gym.