Safety Overhead Support (SOS) System
Safety Overhead Support (SOS) System at FYZICAL Sarasota Downtown
One of the greatest predictors for success with balance and vestibular therapy is centered around how much challenge a patient can be provided. Ask any therapist - using a gait belt is NOT a fool proof technique and that degree of challenge is restricted based on fear of the patient falling. Not only does the therapist restrict challenge based on fear, but the patient also restricts their participation due to an overwhelming sense of fear of falling.
At FYZICAL Sarasota Downtown, we have changed the way balance and vestibular therapy is performed. Our clinic offers a Safety Overhead Support (SOS) System, an overhead harness support system that consists of an overhead track and movable trolly that allows the patient, while secured in a simple body harness, the freedom to ambulate, perform functional types of activities, and fall with minimal risk of injury.
So what does that mean to you?
We are able to challenge a patient appropriately to achieve the best possible results with balance and vestibular function without the therapist being fearful of harm to the patient, and even better, without the patient having a fear of falling.
It is amazing what can be accomplished when the fear component is eliminated and how quickly fall risk reduces when degree of challenge is no longer the main limiting factor.
The Safety Overhead Support (SOS) System helps You with the following:
Boost Confidence: Reduces fear of falling, allowing you to take the next step.
Advanced Therapy: You will be able to Rehab Quicker and return to full strenght in less than average time.
Natural Movement: Facilitates Natural Movement with normal arm swing, avoiding use of arms grabbing parallel bars.
User Friendly: Safety Harness System can be put on easliy from a standing or sittig position.
Ultimate Safety: Safe athmosphere for balance and gait training. Makes falls a thing of the past.
SOS Training Helps: Allows for a large variety of balance exercises such as walking forward, backward, standing or walking over uneven surfaces and maneuvering steps. The list is endless!
The Safety Overhead Support (SOS) System is utilized in our clinic to address the following:
- Falls Risk in patients
- Gait Retraining
- Neurological Rehabilitation (Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease)
- Balance Therapay - Vestibular Dysfunction
- Meniere’s Disease
- Vertigo & Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Post Surgical Patients (Knees, Hips, Back)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
If you would like more information about how our team uses the Safety Overhead Support (SOS) System, please give Fyzical Sarasota Downtown a call! We are happy to help and address any questions and concerns you may have.