3 Ways An Overhead Track And Harness System Can Help Your Rehab Facility!
Do you treat patients with balance, walking, or neurological disorders?
One of the main challenges for a therapists treating these types of patients is safe patient handling. Patients who have difficulty standing on their own require extra attention and in most cases would typically need an additional therapists or two by their side.
The problem with this approach is the additional out of pocket cost for the facility. Overtime this cost can really add up!
Besides the extra cost, the facility may not have the additional staff on hand to effectively protect the patient from falling which would put the patient, your therapist, and your facility at risk…
So how do physical therapists safely and effectively treat high-risk patients without putting a financial burden on the facility?
The solution is simple…
An overhead track and harness system is one of the most effective tools for treating patients with a high risk of falling because of the many benefits it provides to not only the facility itself but also to patients and clinicians.
The track typically mounts to any ceiling and allows patients to be securely fastened into a harness which connects to a trolley within the track above.
This tool allows patients to safely ambulate and participate in exercises designed by the clinician without the risk of falling down during the rehabilitation process.
In addition to providing additional safety, having an overhead track and harness system will also reduce liability risks, enhance patient experience, and increase revenue for your facility!
Reduce Liability Risks:
Using an overhead track and harness system in your facility can result in a reduction of liability risks associated with treating patients who may fall due to lack of balance and strength.
Not only is the patient safe from any falls that may occur, but the clinician is also safe from any injury or strain associated with protecting patients from falling.
This feature dramatically reduces the liability risks, giving your facility the freedom to take on more challenging patients and provide safe and effective treatments.
Enhance Patient Experience:
Along with the ability to reduce liability risks, an overhead track and harness system enhances the patient’s experience in a variety of ways.
For patients who are afraid of falling down, using the system eliminates this fear because the patient knows without a doubt that they will be safe and will not fall.
This gives patients a sense of security which leads to an increase in confidence.
Here is a video of SSG Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee from the Afghanistan war, getting used to his new prosthesis with the help of Solo-Step’s overhead track and harness system.
When patients feel confident, they are able to focus 100% on their treatment instead of worrying about falling down, giving them the ability to push themselves through their treatment plan to reach the next level faster.
One of the biggest questions most facilities owners and administrators ask themselves when deciding on a product purchase is, “How will this device impact our bottom line?”
The answer is simple.
An overhead track and harness system will increase the bottom line for 3 main reasons:
- Your facility will be able to take on more challenging patients with complete confidence resulting in an increase of revenue.
- Productivity will increase and non-billable payroll with decrease as a result of the 1:1 therapy your facility can experience when using a track system.
- Word will quickly spread that your facility is the ideal choice for anyone trying to regain strength or balance.
These are just some of the many benefits your facility, clinicians, and patients can experience while using an overhead track and harness system.