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Emily Bonfiglio- PTA/L

“We had a patient who had a mild stroke with the majority of the deficits in balance and coordination. The patient needed a walker and minimal assistants upon arrival to our facility. We used the Solo Step everyday with this patient and he was able to walk out of our facility without using a walker or even a cane. This patient was so pleased with his success and enjoyed using the Solo Step.”

Matt Zens – PT University Physical Therapy, Ltd.

SOLO-STEP® is space-saving, and simple. It allows me to step back and assess the client during gait and balance therapy.

Ruth Scott – PT, MSS

I have been using the SOLO-STEP® with a variety of patients in my clinic. I have one patient who was terrified to ambulate alone and this was really impairing his function at home. He was using a wheelchair for mobility. After three sessions on the SOLO-STEP®, he increased his confidence and ambulatory distance from 30 feet to 60 feet and was able to discontinue use of the wheelchair in his home.

Scott J. Houwman – MSPT

I would like to personally recommend the SOLO-STEP® for use with your patients. Whether you are in a hospital, nursing home or outpatient setting, the SOLO-STEP® will pay for itself easily for the following reasons.

  1. Safety. For patients at risk of falls, this new device will aid in the prevention of falls.
  2. No matter the size or strength of the therapist, this piece of equipment can reduce their exposure to injuring himself or herself.
  3. Insurance companies demand progress with skilled therapy. Not only does this device allow you to address some of the more difficult patient’s needs with realistic goals, it allows you to explain why, and how those goals will be addressed. You are therefore able to pick up challenging patients with a realistic expectation of achieving reachable goals safely.
  4. If it requires 2-3 therapists to safely treat a patient, you are unable to bill out for the 2nd or 3rd therapist’s time. With the SOLO-STEP® it is not a problem. While you focus on prompting or foot placement and the skilled part of the treatment, the safety of the patient is taken care of without non-billable help.
  5. Coding. I find it much easier to justify my codes for therapeutic exercise, gait training and balance activities when the SOLO-STEP® is used. It is easier to spend more time with the patient when truly dynamic exercise, gait and balance are being addressed.
  6. Patient Confidence! My patients feel so much safer with the SOLO-STEP®. The number one reason for stopping a lot of the treatments is a fear of falling. With the SOLO-STEP® they are enough at ease they are willing to push on with no reservations. Therefore, better gains can be achieved.
  7. Diversity. The SOLO-STEP® differs from other external safety devices by allowing freedom of movement. It allows freedom of movement in all directions, or planes meaning side-to-side, forward and back and even up and down with transfers or on a step. It can be set up over a treadmill, stationary bike, balance machine, etc. Only you limit the options.
  8. Cost. By comparison to other, less dynamic pieces of equipment, it is a steal!

Mark McDonald – PT/OCS

Since installing the SOLO-STEP® unit, we have found it extremely useful for the rehabilitation of amputees, paraplegics, weight bearing restricted orthopedic patients, stroke patients, as well as our patients with multiple sclerosis.  I am sure we will find many more applications as time goes on. We are 100% pleased with the quality, safety, and reliability of the SOLO-STEP® device.

Michel Vincent – PT/MOMT

SOLO-STEP® has given our facility an added edge to take on more challenging cases safely for both the patients and therapists.

Mike Langston – PA-C, ATC

SOLO-STEP® is an innovative rehabilitation tool designed for the safety of both the patient and therapist or athletic trainer. SOLO-STEP® has the versatility to allow you to work with all patients whether it be amputees, post of total joints, athletes or aquatics. This tool gives the patient complete confidence during assisted ambulation and eases the fear of falling. I cannot imagine how many injuries, to patients or practitioners, SOLO-STEP® could help prevent.

Jack Billion – Retired Orthopedic Surgeon

The SOLO-STEP® allows any size therapist to work with any size patient.

Keith Rasmussen – Solo-Step® User

Using the SOLO-STEP®, I felt completely confident that I would not fall and this allowed me to concentrate entirely on walking with my prosthesis. I was able to get rid of my crutches faster and practice walking over a step and forward, backward and sideways at my own speed. I especially liked the security during balance drills. Before, when supported by a gait belt, I had less freedom and less confidence. The vest was also really comfortable so I was able to concentrate on the therapy 100%.

Bret Merkle – Solo-Step® User

SOLO-STEP® needs to be in every rehab center in America! I was paralyzed from the waist down when I was 21 years old. Doctors told me I would never walk again. After 6 months in the hospital, over 20 surgeries and many months of physical therapy, I took my first steps! The scariest thing in life was taking those first steps. For able-bodied people, falling is not a big deal or something to fear. But for someone who has been injured or has some medical condition that leaves them unable to walk, it is one of the scariest things they ever face. I wish I would have had the SOLO-STEP®earlier on in my therapy.