Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has added three more Trexo Plus robotic gait trainers to its collection of leading-edge rehabilitation technology that helps children walk, maybe even for the first time in their lives.
Good Shepherd becomes the only inpatient rehabilitation provider in the U.S. currently to offer all three sizes — small, medium and large — of the wearable robotic gait training technology. In total, Good Shepherd has use of six Trexo devices in Allentown and Bethlehem. Additionally, Good Shepherd is the only health-care provider on the East Coast to offer all three sizes (small, medium and large) for outpatient rehabilitation.
Trexo’s brightly colored robotic legs allow children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, pediatric stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, gait disorders or other mobility challenges to walk hands-free in a safe, correct and consistent manner, all under the watchful eye of trained Good Shepherd Pediatrics team members. Children can walk farther as they gain strength through the weight-bearing design.
“This life-changing technology helps children from ages 1 to teens wire new pathways in the brain to learn or relearn motor patterns, strengthen themselves and maximize their functional development,” says Kimberly Kuchinski, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. “The ability for our families to have access to this technology, whether they are with us for inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation, is extraordinary, and provides a seamless continuum of care.”
The Trexo technology is available exclusively at Good Shepherd’s South Allentown campus, 850 S. 5th St., as well as the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Emily Howatt Pliskatt Pediatric Unit, 2855 Schoenersville Road, in Bethlehem.
Good Shepherd received its first Trexo device, a medium for children ages 3-6, in 2019.
Good Shepherd is conducting a research study into how the device impacts children with cerebral palsy. Families from around the country have inquired about the technology and research study. To learn more, call 1-888-44-REHAB or visit Good Shepherd Pediatrics’ website.
About Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit rehabilitation leader with more than 70 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is committed to transforming lives through expertise, innovation and compassion. Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Good Shepherd provides an exceptional patient experience for all ages and stages by developing leading-edge solutions, often for complex medical situations; serving as a test site for the newest rehabilitation technologies; and inspiring hope in all we do. Good Shepherd partners with Penn Medicine to provide rehabilitation and specialty services in the greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey through Good Shepherd Penn Partners. Visit GoodShepherdRehab.org to learn more.
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