GaitBetter + Clalit Health Services Introduce New Virtual Reality Gait Training System to Improve Rehab Outcomes
Recently launched in the United States, the new evidence-based motor-cognitive intervention will now be available to more than 4.7 million patients in Israel
Maryland, USA and Tel Aviv, Israel January 27, 2022 – Clalit Health Servicesthe main HMO in Israel, and WalkBetter, provider of motor-cognitive intervention for gait rehabilitation and fall prevention, are teaming up to bring GaitBetter’s innovative system to Clalit’s 4.7 million patients. Clalit will use GaitBetter’s systems in dozens of locations across Israel.
Clalit, along with many other service providers, have found that the GaitBetter System provides a solution that fits many indications of their patients.
Igal Lebran, Chief Physiotherapist at Clalit Health Services, said, “We are pleased to add GaitBetter’s Motor and Cognitive Therapy to our rehabilitation and physiotherapy clinics. This is another step in our ongoing commitment to providing the best rehabilitation technologies and services to our members and communities.
This follows GaitBetter’s recent launch in the US market, where a growing number of rehabilitation centers, physical therapy clinics, assisted living facilities and continuing care retirement communities are already using GaitBetter’s industry-leading solution.
The GaitBetter digital therapy solution adds a virtual reality (VR) experience to any treadmill and provides a personalized, clinically validated motor-cognitive intervention that results in improved gait and brain function leading to fewer falls and a better quality of life. In over 18 peer-reviewed studies, GaitBetter has demonstrated efficacy and benefits in the neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation of gait disorders.
Clalit Health Services, is the leading and largest provider of public health care to over 4.7 million patients in Israel and is one of the largest HMOs in the world.
“It was great to work with the Clalit team during their evaluation process. They are professional and dedicated to a high level of care. We look forward to continued collaboration in the years to come,” said Idan Abukassis, COO of GaitBetter.
“Between the two largest HMO providers in Israel, Clalit Health Services and Maccabi Healthcare Services, over 80% of Israel’s adult population now has access to the digital solution for therapeutic gait rehabilitation and falls prevention. GaitBetter,” said Hilik Harari Co-Founder/CEO, GaitBetter.
“We are ready to achieve the same success in the United States in 2022,” adds Hilik.
GaitBetter’s innovative motor-cognitive approach to gait rehabilitation and fall prevention has been proven to outperform motor training alone. By adding a virtual reality component to treadmill training, the technology allows patients to practice real-life situations such as walking in a park or busy city streets while being safe in the clinic. .
GaitBetter’s “personalized exercise” approach combines virtual obstacles with decision-making, memory and attention skills to improve dynamic balance, endurance, gait strategies and cognitive abilities. In combination with other product features, GaitBetter increases gait and cognitive skills, improves self-confidence and decreases accidental falls.
Visit GaitBetter at the Combined Section Meeting (CSM) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) from 2-5and February 2022, Booth #1017, San Antonio, USA.
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