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COVENANT HEALTH & TRUSTPOINT REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF LUBBOCK ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF NEW ROBOTIC THERAPY DEVICE

09/06/2019
COVENANT HEALTH & TRUSTPOINT REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF LUBBOCK ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF NEW ROBOTIC THERAPY DEVICE

LUBBOCK, TX- Covenant Health along with Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock are pleased to announce the newest addition to their rehabilitation therapy center, the Lokomat® Pro.

The Lokomat is a specialized piece of robotic equipment designed to aid patients who must relearn how to walk. This device will provide a unique opportunity for those patients who have suffered from severely disabling injuries and illnesses, such as stroke and spinal cord injury. This Lokomat can treat both pediatric and adult patients and is the only robotic equipment to treat both in west Texas.

“Robot-assisted therapy is at the intersection of cutting-edge technology and clinical expertise,” stated Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital CEO, Craig Bragg. “We are incredibly proud to be able to offer this advanced equipment and therapeutic program for patients in our community.”

Developed by Hocoma, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of robotic devices for movement therapy, the Lokomat has been deemed the world’s leading robotic medical device for physiological gait training for severely impaired patients. The Lokomat is an exoskeleton robot that helps support patients while they walk on a treadmill platform.

Therapy robots, like Lokomat, are intelligent devices and are designed to use sensors to closely monitor movement, providing valuable feedback to both the therapist and patient. The Lokomat’s feedback will help guide and maximize the effect of gait training, allowing the hospital’s patients to be appropriately challenged in a safe and effective way. The equipment even features various game-like exercise programs designed to help motivate patients to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

The Lokomat system is an excellent complement to traditional therapy practices and will serve to enhance the hospital’s rehabilitation program for patients who must learn to walk again.

“Our organization is always looking for ways to use new technology to increase the quality and outcomes of our patient care,” Covenant Medical Center CEO Walt Cathey said. “Lokomat is one of these technologies that can help a variety of patients regain some mobility and independence after serious injury or illness. With the addition of Lokomat to Trustpoint, patients will be able to get this world class treatment here at home.”

The Lokomat was purchased with funds raised by the Covenant Health Foundation. Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock is a joint venture between Covenant Health and Ernest Health.

About Trustpoint Hospital of Lubbock
Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock is a 93-bed, free-standing facility providing specialized pediatric and adult rehabilitative services to individuals recovering from or living with serious illnesses, injuries, or chronic medical conditions. The hospital has been ranked in the Top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationally by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) and is certified in both Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Rehabilitation by The Joint Commission. For more information, visit TRHL.ernesthealth.com.

About Covenant Health:

Covenant Health has served for more than 100 years as the only faith-based, clinically integrated health network in the West Texas, eastern New Mexico region providing a Christian healing ministry. Covenant’s network includes seven hospitals, more than 1,000 licensed beds, more than 6,000 caregivers, nearly 100 primary care providers, and a medical staff of more than 600 physicians at its cornerstone facilities. To learn more about Covenant Health, please visit covenanthealth.org or our Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, pages.

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