7 Physical Therapy Products to Use With the Solo-Step Overhead Track System

The Solo-Step ceiling mounted track system can be combined with many different physical therapy tools. Combining the Solo-Step with your existing equipment makes for a safe and effective therapy session. This list will show you the most popular pieces of equipment to use with the Solo-Step!

1) Sport Agility Ladders

patient working in physical therapy with solo step

Sport agility ladders can be very beneficial during physical therapy training. Combining them with the Solo-Step safety overhead system can result in a number of benefits, including: 

  • Improving gait pattern
  • Strengthen joints, ligaments, and tendons
  • Improving coordination and balance
  • Improving gait speed, agility, and quickness

2) Training Stairs/Steps

Training stairs and steps offer a number of benefits for physical therapy patients. Using training stairs along with the Solo-Step safety overhead system is the best way to stay safe while performing exercises. These benefits include: 

  • Strengthening the patient’s core
  • Improving the patient’s stability
  • Engages every major muscle in the patient’s lower body- glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, abs, and calves
  • Improving cardiovascular (heart and lung) health

3) Shuttle Boards

Shuttle boards are a safe, unstable platform that helps assist in providing patients the confidence to avoid falls. It simulates a slip-through motion while standing on the platform. Combine a shuttle board with the Solo-Step overhead track and harness system for safe and effective reactive physical therapy training.

4) Treadmills

There are many different benefits a patient can experience while using a treadmill during therapy. They are: 

  • Improved gait pattern
  • Improved stride length
  • Increased cardiovascular health
  • Reduced stress on joints and muscles
  • Decreased pain and impact while training

5) Balance Boards/BOSU Balls

Balance boards and BOSU balls are very effective tools for balance training. Not only are they balance aids, they also help users coordinate muscles and nerves for unstable conditions that they experience in everyday life. It also assists in many different types of training, including:

  • Stretching
  • Rehabilitation
  • Strength training

6) Parallel Bars

Parallel bars are used to help people regain strength, balance, range of motion, and independence. Therapists use parallel bars for coordination exercises. These exercises help patients repeat concise movements that work more than one joint and muscle. Parallel bars also help patients improve their ability to walk independently or with assistance. The Solo-Step safety overhead system allows patients to safely perform exercises on parallel bars.

7) Cones/Circular Pads

Cones and circular pads make great additions to your Solo-Step system. You can use cones or circular pads for: 

  • Creating obstacles to improve change of direction coordination
  • Reactive training
  • Hand-eye coordination training
  • Balance training

The Solo-Step Overhead Track & Harness system is an amazing and versatile piece of equipment for your facility. Combining Solo-Step with your physical therapy equipment allows your patients to rehab safely and effectively, without the chance of injuries. For more information about the Solo-Step Overhead Track & Harness system, click the button below!