Professor Izabela Schwartz, the director of the rehabilitation department at the hospital, announced that they have acquired a new device from the United States. This is the first and only device of its kind in Jerusalem, and it provides an incredible range of therapeutic options for patients. The device uses air flowing from below to allow patients to walk lightly and be airborne, allowing them to put weight on their foot immediately after surgery. This has led to faster progress in rehabilitation for patients with leg injuries.
The device was developed at NASA and was purchased with a donation from Hadassah International Israel. It is designed to help patients with various types of injuries that have limited or prevented walking, including muscle weakness or balance problems. Additionally, it has been used for sports injuries and top athletes use it too.
One patient named Dvir, who had a pedicle injury and underwent surgery, was able to return to normal walking with the help of the device. He noted that during treatment with the device he felt like he was walking like before his injury and that it helped him feel more confident in his ability to walk independently with both legs.
Professor Schwartz expressed her excitement about this new tool and how it will benefit more patients in their rehabilitation process. She also mentioned Dvir’s determination and desire to move forward as an inspiration to all around him. The hospital is looking forward to using this device as part of their rehabilitation program and helping more patients achieve independence through therapy.