State of the art evaluation and training equipment unique to Therapy In Motion give our patients an advantage that will streamline their road to recovery. Therapy In Motion is proud to offer a variety of rehabilitative equipment that is not offered at other local clinics. An isokinetic Kincom, a computerized Biodex Balance System, Zuni Unloading Treadmill System, Exer-Swim spa, Biofeedback, Urinary Incontinence Equiptment and Nustepper, are a few examples of specialized equipment that are unique to Therapy In Motion. In addition, our strengthening stations, cardiovascular equipment, modalities, traction units, post-operative devices, and other apparatuses provide all the equipment necessary for the rehabilitation of most physical therapy patients.
Therapy In Motion offers patients a rehabilitative edge with the use of our state of the art computerized Kin-Com. This comprehensive evaluation and training system offers multiple rehabilitation capabilities for the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow and hip. Patients greatly benefit from the use of elite programs that provide passive, isometric, isotonic and isokinetic muscle protocol modes. Customized exercise programs and strength evaluations serve as an versatile extension of therapists’ advanced clinical skills. The Kin-Com provides patients with the optimum opportunity for improvement.
Patient benefits range from increased motion for total knees, rotator cuff repairs and frozen shoulders to superior athletic performance for ACL reconstructions and post operative shoulders. Many patients who use the Kin-Com quickly meet their rehabilitative goals and are
discharged with a home program.
The Biodex Balance System provides comprehensive and reliable computerized balance system in Norman and surrounding areas. Research indicates that patients who experience dizziness, falls, and an unsteady gait will benefit from the static and dynamic testing and training that this high tech system offers. Most insurance companies reimburse for this valuable assessment that provides visual feedback for patients while they attempt to control their center of gravity and prevent falling. The Biodex Balance System measures static and dynamic vestibular balance and proprioception with visual input. This system provides valid, reliable, and repeatable measures of bilateral and unilateral balance on stable and unstable surfaces and documents neuromuscular control in a safe environment. During static and dynamic exercise testing and training, this system provides visual feedback of patients’ ability to control their center of gravity. It also provides visual feedback of patients’ ability to control their limits of stability. The balance system targets the somatosensory sensory and neuromuscular control aspect of balance and helps to restore effective motor skills by retraining new neural pathways. In addition to the 5 programmed balance tests, this system also has the ability to customize training programs to meet the individualized needs of each patient. Pre and post testing results are available to document patients’ progression with their balance training. For more on our balance program, see our Balance Brochure.
The ExerSwim Spa provides a private and comfortable aquatic therapy area. Keeping the pool at 90 degrees, therapists work hands on in the water with their patients. Resistance jets in combination with the aqua unloading effect provide an optimal environment for rehabilitation of a variety of conditions. We are the only clinic in the Tricity area that offers aquatic therapy. Morning and afternoon Aquatic sessions are being offered for patients in South Oklahoma City, Newcastle, Tuttle, Blanchard and Mustang areas. Aquatic sessions are held in a H2X Swim Spa with the patented “Exerswim” Propulsion System. This unique propulsion system offers a deeper, wider, and smoother current for resistance training. Aquatic physical therapy sessions are directed by a registered physical therapist or by a licensed physical therapy assistant who has received specialized training and education in the area of aquatic rehabilitation. An individualized and progressive exercise program will be developed and implemented to meet each patient’s needs. For more on our aquatic program, see our Aquatic Brochure.
The Zuni unloading treadmill provides body weight unloading on land. This apparatus enables patients to ambulate and exercise safely while catering to their needs. Ideal for patients with lower extremity injuries, this machine allows patients to get ahead in their rehabilitation.
Therapy In Motion in Norman, has a sophisticated testing system to evaluate individuals resting metabolic rate (RMR) as well as V02 Max. This very individualized and accurate testing can help evaluate patient’s current fitness and performance levels as well as help establish baseline goals for fitness improvement. Metabolic testing is enormously helpful for accomplishing effective weight loss. Both test are helpful for any patient looking to improve fitness as well as high performance athletes that would like to continue to achieve new personal records.
Therapy In Motion uses biofeedback on portable computers to provide valuable feedback about muscle strength and condition. The device is used for muscle training, evaluation, and records measurable changes in active muscles. The electrodes can be applied to virtually every part of the body. Biofeedback EMG is a valuable tool used in the treatment of a variety of conditions.
This rehabilitation station was designed and built by physical therapist, Cindy Merrick. Training on this station aims at improving balance and decreasing the risk of falls. Research indicates that perturbation-based training is effective in fall reduction and significantly improves balance. The “Perturbation Station”, a dynamic exercise platform system that provides variable resistance for many vectors of motion and acceleration and deceleration forces. The system works with parallel bars and allows clients to have variable movement-up and down, right and left, and front and back. The moving platform system has adjustable tension so that it can serve various populations. Patients can sit, stand, or kneel on it and it can support weight up to 400 lbs. It challenges the vestibular system in ways that no other dynamic platform system does.