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Peconic Bay Medical Center Enhances Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation Program With The Biodex Unweighing System

Originally Posted: April 05, 2012

The Biodex Unweighing System enables partial weight-bearing therapy to be conducted. (Courtesy Photo: PMBC)

Riverhead - Thanks to a donation from Biodex, Peconic Bay Medical Center has integrated a highly versatile piece of equipment into their physical therapy and rehabilitation program, called the Biodex Unweighing System.

The Biodex Unweighing System enables partial weight-bearing therapy to be conducted with the assurance of patient comfort and safety, and with convenient access to the patient for manual assistance and observation. Utilizing the Unweighing System, physical therapists are able help patients recover strength, balance and range of motion following surgery, injury and illness. The Unweighing System, unlike the simple patient lift devices, incorporates a dynamic suspension system that accommodates the vertical displacement of the center of gravity that occurs during normal gait - helping patients regain their confidence, strength and stride.

The Biodex Unweighing System incorporates a rehabilitation program that assists older adults, orthopedic patients, neurologic and vestibular patients, patients suffering from stroke/traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation of a lower extremity or Parkinson's Disease, achieve functional activity recovery.

"The Biodex Unweighing System enhances our treatment strategies and increases our goal of successful patient outcome while maximizing patient safety. Reducing a patient's fear of falling and creating a feeling of security allows that patient to achieve a more independent quality of life", said Don Doherty, Director of Peconic Bay Medical Center Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.

About Biodex
Biodex Medical Systems, Inc., located in Shirley, New York, is a world leader in medical devices design and instrumentation and has been providing customers with innovative products and service excellence for 60 years.

About Peconic Bay Medical Center
Located in Riverhead, NY, Peconic Bay Medical Center is a non-profit medical facility committed to providing exceptional care and improving the health of the communities it serves. Peconic Bay Medical Center offers wide ranging, full-scope services and programs along with state-of-the-art technology. The award-winning Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery is home to the da Vinci Surgical Robotics Program. PBMC is also a designated Stroke Center, a Bariatric Center of Excellence and recipient of the prestigious Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Total Joint Replacement for Hip and Knee. As a major clinical campus for the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, PBMC hosts graduate medical education programs in Family Medicine and Traditional Internship. Peconic Bay Medical Center is a member of the East End Health Alliance and affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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