Body weight support
At Trinity Physical Therapy, we have a unique piece of equipment called the Body Weight Support System. It has a variety of benefits to you as a patient:
Patients wear a vest to comfortably unweight you. This means you can walk, run, balance, and perform other exercises with incrementally adjustable partial-weight bearing to decrease the amount of force through your body and without any risk of falling.
The BWS allows us to take off 1 to 200 lbs of weight. It is also adjustable at 1 lb increments in order to gradually return you to full weight bearing status.
We have one system set up over a treadmill for walking and running; the other system is set up over the ground for balance and exercise training.
The BWS is most frequently used after joint injury or surgery, for gait training and return-to-walking or running, and to restore balance after a fall or other injury.