treadmill therapy


treadmill therapy h/p/cosmos®


Physiological gait training - safe and realistic

  • Realistic exercises with fall prevention; safe access onto the treamill from wheelchair
  • early start of walking exercises; physiological gait training - even with obese patients

Secure access even with crutches and out of a wheelchair

You know the situation: Some of your patients come on crutches or in wheelchairs to their therapy. The fi rst diffi culty will follow immediately when your patients access the treadmill their grip is transferred from the walking aids to the handrail. Wheelchair users need a way to support themselves on the handrail when getting up from the wheelchair. The h/p/cosmos system for rehabilitation has a low entry height and long handrails that extend to the end of the walking surface. Patients with an impaired ability to walk can mount the treadmill more safely. A professional wheelchair ramp is optionally available as an accessory which allows comfortable access onto the running surface for most types of wheelchairs.

The h/p/cosmos mercury® med treadmill system comes with a running surface of L: 150cm (59.05“) x W: 50cm (19.68“) which meets the standards for many applications. For special demands larger deck size models like the h/p/cosmos quasar® med, the high performance h/p/cosmos pulsar® 3p or the oversize range h/p/cosmos venus® and h/p/cosmos saturn® with a deck size of up to L: 450cm x W: 300cm are available. Custom-made models designed for higher body weights and for special applications are manufactured by h/p/cosmos.

Early start of therapy with body weight support

The course of therapy should start as early as possible and should be enjoyable for both the patient and the therapist. Therefore, body weight support of the patient is necessary in many cases. The patented and individually adjustable h/p/cosmos arm supports allow for this type of weight support and give both stability and safety.

Supporting the elbows on the fi rm but cushioned and U-shaped arm support and additionally holding the two ergonomic hand grips has tremendous positive impact on the comfort of the patient. It psychologically boosts the motivation to walk with fewer worries of stumbling or fear of failure and pain. Thus, the results of therapy can be improved signifi cantly! The arm support is also frequently used for stroke patients or seniors without the need of un-weighting.

The additional keyboard and additional stop button give both therapist and patient control at all times. Even if the therapist moves the additional keyboard down to the unning deck to assist the patient, the patient still has access to the additional stop button in the hand grip and can stop the treadmill without leaving the safety of the arm support. As soon as the progress of therapy allows, you can simply fold away the arm support and continue to use the system as a „normal“ treadmill without restriction.

Physiological gait training even with obese patients

The correct therapy treadmill must be able to start at very low speeds for obese patients as they can often only walk very slowly. Likewise patients with limited walking ability also need a slow and smooth start without any juddering. The h/p/cosmos mercury® med treadmill is approved for patients weighing up to 200 kg (440 lbs, higher weight possible on request) and the powerful 3.3 kW (4.5 HP) drive motor allows a slow, patient-friendly start at speeds from 0.1 km/h. So all your patients can start their therapy slowly and more safely. Max. weight load on arm support is 140 kg (280 lbs).


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