How the LegTutor Helps Exercise Walking

King's Cross, almost 2.45pm

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“Walking is man’s best medicine.”
-Hippocrates

Hippocrates was a smart guy as there is loads of research to prove that walking is good for you. The results are impressive with major reductions in diabetes and heart disease  as well as decreases in high blood pressure, increase in bone density which follows regular walking exercise. This according to Dr. William C. Shiel.

Walking is of course one of the easiest and cheapest ways to stay fit and Dr Shiel discusses how walking can help you, the practice you need to do to gain benefits, different walking styles and techniques, how to start and other valuable information.

Benefits include:

1. Can be done indoors or outdoors.

2. Tailor intensity of your exercise.

3. Many people with arthritis or other musculoskeletal problems will experience symptom relief from a medically-supervised exercise walking routine.

4. Walking has been shown to aid cognitive function

Functional walking can be impaired due to orthopedic and neurological injury and disease including, stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal and brain injury. When walking is hindered due to a disease or injury the LegTutor™ is a  system that has been developed to allow for functional rehabilitation of the lower extremity. The system consists of an ergonomic wearable leg brace and a dedicated rehabilitation software program. The LegTutor™ system allows for objective evaluation and rehabilitation treatment follow up. The LegTutor™ rehabilitation concept is based on performing controlled exercise rehabilitation practice of the hip, knee and ankle at a patient customized level. This will improve walking ability.

The LegTutor™, together with the other devices in the Tutor system – HandTutor, ArmTutor and 3DTutor are used by many leading rehabilitation centers worldwide and has full FDA and CE certification.

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