The therapy department is pleased to be able to showcase a new intervention tool called the Sit to Stand Trainer by Neurogym Technologies. This machine, combined with an individual program designed by a physical or occupational therapist, can improve a person’s ability to stand from a sitting position, which enables more independence with functional tasks, activities of daily living, and increases safety.
We have used this machine with numerous residents in our facility to improve their functional abilities. Most recently we used it to improve a resident who was dependent upon others to transfer. After a program with this trainer, she was able to stand up and transfer with the assistance of one person. We are excited about the continued use of this important treatment tool.