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The THERA-Trainer balo is a dynamic standing frame for postural control and balance training in a fall-safe environment. Suitable for all patients, even those unable to stand. Designed for daily use in clinics and at home.

 

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Get up, stand up.

Balance training has never been easier and more versatile.

Static and dynamic balance in standing and walking are based on complex neuronal and muscular activities. These activities can only be successfully achieved through task-oriented training at the individual’s performance limit.

 

The patented dynamic balance trainer balo also enables people with lack of trunk control to improve core stability and active weight shifting.

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Take first steps.

The optimal preparation for relearning to walk.

With the balo, it is possible to perform advanced task-oriented training with biofeedback and therapeutic gaming in a range of standing positions. The targeted stepping training supports motor skills with external focus and is an optimal preparation for learning to walk again.

Safe, easy, effective & affordable.

The THERA-Trainer balo is a high quality, innovative rehabilitation technology device with award-winning design. You want to make your own THERA-Trainer in the clinic, practice or at home? Arrange a free demo now.

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Do you have any questions? Our clinical experts will be pleased to advise you at any time.
 

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Features you’ll love.

The most effective and safest way of active and dynamic standing training in all phases of rehabilitation. For a wide range of patients including severely affected patients unable to stand – available with electric lift and various support and securing systems.

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Quick and easy setup

Quick and easy setup in less than 3 minutes, easy to move device, with tool-free adjustability.

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Dynamic balance unit

Trains static, anticipatory, reactive postural control for weight-bearing, weight-shifting, object pick-up and core strengthening.

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Fall-safe design

Provides a fall-safe environment, with pelvic support, knee support, forefoot and heel securing systems.

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Motivation & feedback

In combination with a motion sensor and the THERA-soft, exercising in virtual reality becomes a motivating experience.

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Electric lift system

Includes an optional electric lift system for patients unable to move from seated to standing unaided.

Motivating.

Combined with THERA-soft, virtual reality training motivates and challenges patients to achieve their goals in a fun and enjoyable way. For therapists, the software provides objective measurements and meaningful training reports.

 

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Questions?

What is the THERA-Trainer balo?

The THERA-Trainer balo is a unique standing frame, because it has a patented balance unit that allows not only static standing, but also dynamic standing with weight shifting. Due to its special design, the THERA-Trainer balo allows even patients who are unable to stand in the early phase of rehabilitation to receive targeted training in postoral control and balance in a fall-safe environment.
 

How much does a THERA-Trainer balo cost?

Depending on the configuration and required accessories, the costs for a THERA-Trainer balo can vary. We will gladly advise you to find out which configuration you need and make you an individual offer. For training at home, in some countries, the tigo is reimbursed by health insurance companies. We’re also looking forward to advise you individually on this. As an alternative to purchasing, we also offer attractive rental and leasing models for our equipment.
 

Which configuration of the THERA-Trainer balo is right for me?

This depends very much on the area of application and the patient clientele. Get in touch with us! Our clinical application specialists and product consultants have a lot of experience and can define the right setup with you based on your requirements.
 

In which settings the THERA-Trainer balo can be used?

The THERA-Trainer balo is especially used in the following settings:
 

  • Hospitals (Acute & Intensive care)
  • Stroke units
  • Inpatient rehabilitation clinics
  • Outpatient rehabilitation centers
  • MS centers
  • Long term care facilities
  • Elderly care homes
  • Gyms
  • And of course, Home care.

 

For which clinical conditions, indications is the THERA-Trainer balo suitable?

The THERA-Trainer balo is used by patients with the following clinical conditions and indications:

 

  • Stroke (apoplexy, hemiplegia, cerebral haemorrhage)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Paraplegia (paraplegia, tetraplegia)
  • Muscle diseases (muscular dystrophy, muscular atrophy)
  • Craniocerebral injuries
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Apallic syndrome (coma vigil, aphasia)
  • Infantile cerebral palsy
  • Polio syndrome
  • Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS)
  • Polyneuropathy (e.g. due to canal spinal stenosis)
  • Rheumatism, arthrosis, arthritis
  • Knee and hip TEP
  • and for many other clinical pictures with movement restrictions.

 

What is the minimum activity level for training with the THERA-Trainer balo?

Patients must at least be mobilised out of bed. However, they do not have to be able to stand independently. They should be able to sit for prolonged periods without significant circulatory decline. Mobilisation to standing position can be performed without effort with the assistance of an electrical lift-up system. The patient is secured against falls by a belt during the entire standing process. However, an indication for training should always first be determined by the physician or therapist and subsequently accompanied.
 

What are the benefits for patients from exercising with the balo?

THERA-Trainer balo is a device specially designed for balance and pre-gait rehabilitation. It is often used in physiotherapy treatment to improve patients’ balance and stability. Here are some typical therapy goals that are pursued with the THERA-Trainer balo:

 

Increasing stability: By training on the The THERA-Trainer balo, patients can strengthen their trunk muscles and the muscles in their lower extremities. This helps improve stability and helps increase control over the body during movements.

 

Improving postural control and balance ability: The THERA-Trainer balo aims to improve patients’ balance. Through specific training on the device, patients can learn to better control their balance and increase their stability. This can help prevent falls and regain confidence in their balance.

 

Pre-Gait rehabilitation: The The THERA-Trainer balo can also be used to improve patients’ ability to walk. By training on the device, gait patterns can be practiced and coordination of the legs and trunk can be improved. This can be particularly helpful for patients with neurological conditions or after injury.

 

Fall prevention: An important therapy goal with the The THERA-Trainer balo is fall prevention. By training on the device, patients can learn to better maintain their balance and improve their responsiveness. This can help reduce the risk of falls and increase confidence in one’s balance.

 

Improving functional mobility: The The THERA-Trainer balo aims to improve patients’ functional mobility. This includes the ability to perform everyday activities safely and independently, such as standing, walking and negotiating obstacles.

 

It is important to note that therapy goals should be individualised to each patient’s needs and abilities. The exact goals are set in consultation with the treating therapist to ensure targeted and effective rehabilitation.
 

How does the balo differ from the other THERA-Trainer Standing & Balancing products?

THERA-Trainer balo is by far the device in the Standing & Balancing product line, that can be used most widely. Thanks to the electric lift-up system, patients who are unable to stand can be mobilised easily and safely – even from the edge of the bed or from a wheelchair. At the same time, the THERA-Trainer balo offers all possibilities for dynamic training of postural control and balance while standing – thanks to the patented balance unit. In comparison, the THERA-Trainer verto is a purely static standing trainer and the THERA-Trainer coro is more suited for patients who can already stand with assistance but need a fall-safe environment for training.
 

How is the THERA-Trainer balo different from other standing frames on the market?

The special feature of the THERA-Trainer balo is the patented balance unit. Most standing frames on the market only allow static verticalisation in a rigid standing frame. The THERA-Trainer balo, on the other hand, can move 360 degrees in all directions by shifting weight, thus enabling a targeted movement of the body’s center of gravity above the support surface. During therapy, the patient can move in a safe environment at all times and is secured against falls.
 

How THERA-Trainer balo fits into the THERA-Trainer complete solution concept?

The THERA-Trainer balo can be a valuable component of a THERA-Trainer complete solution in many clinical and non-clinical settings and can be excellently combined with other products from the Standing & Balancing line, as well as with products of our Cycling and Gait line. Explore our Professional Focus Areas to get a better understanding of our Complete Solutions for the lower levels of rehabilitation.

 

With our THERA-Trainer complete solution, we help you transform our THERA-Trainer devices into an evidence-based, clinically proven treatment concept for lower extremities. The use of our THERA-Trainers simplifies therapists’ work, maximises patients’ outcomes and can be implemented economically and sustainably.

 

However, instead of arguing with a package deal here, we prefer to tailor your individual THERA-Trainer solution according to your specific needs and circumstances. We agree on milestones and KPIs together. And we take our time for analysis, planning and implementation. Contact us and let our specialists advise you individually.
 

Can the THERA-Trainer balo also be used in combination with therapy devices from other manufacturers?

Of course. Naturally, THERA-Trainer products are perfectly matched in terms of their functionality and interoperability. But they can also be used in combination with other existing equipment or equipment from a different manufacturer. Depending on the specific use case, this may even make sense. We have close collaborations with some manufacturers of other products, which allows you to benefit from special offers and bundled deals. Get in Touch with us. We would be happy to provide information on this and share our experience from customer projects.

What kind of support can I expect?

THERA-Trainer’s award-winning support team is always at your side to help with all questions. From advice on the appropriate THERA-Trainer in the right configuration, to financing and reimbursement options, as well as assistance if something doesn’t work the way you want it to. The only thing we wish is, get in touch with us. We are looking forward to hear from you.
 

What customers say about THERA-Trainer

  • Maria Anna Kraxberger, MA
    Head of department, Therapy Center Gmundnerberg

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    The Lyra training optimally supports the patients and the therapists in achieving the rehabilitation goal together. With this equipment, we can make our patients’ gait training more targeted and effective.

  • Hannah L.

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    As a powered wheelchair user, the tigo helps me to move both my arms and legs and improve my strength and fitness. When I use it, I can feel my heart rate being raised and I am hoping that it will allow me to regain some of the mobility I have recently lost. The number of adjustments mean that people with many different levels of ability can use a THERA-Trainer. This is adaptive and accessible fitness for all the family!

  • Anis Hamila
    Dipl. Physiotherapist, MSc. movement and sport gerontology

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    The intervention with the BALANCE-Trainer system is well feasible for stroke patients living at home. The training can show an improvement in balance and mobility.

  • Dr. med. Stephanie A Bridenbaugh
    Head of Department Basel Mobility Center

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    Felix Platter Hospital relies on state-of-the-art methods not only in diagnostics, but also in therapy. For several years now, the end-effector gait trainer lyra has been used in gait rehabilitation, allowing therapists and patients to benefit from the advantages of modern gait rehabilitation robotics.

  • Dr. Hermann Moser, MSc.
    Medical Director Therapy Center Gmundnerberg

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    We are delighted to be one of the first facilities in Austria providing therapy with the lyra. The implementation of end effector robotics is an important step in the overall care of our patients and enables state-of-the-art gait rehabilitation.

  • Jürgen Winkler
    Paraplegic after swimming accident

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    From the moment I first started using a wheelchair, the THERA-Trainer has been a constant training device. I first encountered it in the hospital. I then had it prescribed so that I could train at home. In particular I use the cranks for my upper body and arms, so that I can actively maintain and build up my remaining muscles. I try to train with the tigo several times a week.

  • Marcus Kriegel
    Paraplegia affected person

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    It’s nice to be standing at full body height again. The rehab days in the clinic are exhausting. But giving up is not an option.

  • Sabine Lamprecht
    Physical Therapist, MSc. Neurorehabilitation

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    Training on an active-passive movement trainer, such as the THERA-Trainer, trains the foot lifter, hip flexor and quadriceps muscle in a targeted manner and is therefore a specific, useful training for MS patients in all stages of the disease, not only for contracture prophylaxis and spasticity reduction.

  • Janine Ehlers
    Speech and language therapist, occupational therapist and specialist for vegetative states

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    THERA-Trainer offers therapists, caregivers and trained relatives the possibility to carry out efficient, energy-saving standing training without provoking fear of falling in the patient.

  • Martin Felgentreu
    Physiotherapist, Clinical specialist Parkinson’s disease

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    Especially people who particularly enjoyed cycling before their illness can be easily motivated to train with the THERA-Trainer.

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