Pneu-Weight System

the Pneu-weight system is unique to our facilities. It utilizes compressed air and a harness which suspends the patient's weight in a vertical direction and has the capacity of 0 lbs to 350lbs. The machine lifts the patient's weight upward so the joints such as the low back, hips, knees, and ankles experience less weight forces as they perform walking tasks on a treadmill. the Pneu-weight system has the same benefits of water, except, this apparatus can distract up to 100% of the individual's weight vs. waterwhich is limited only to 10-15%, depending on body fat content. This apparatus is easier to use and the patient does not require to get wet or need a swim suit. The Pneu-weight system may be used for a variety of diagnosis that require distracting body weight from the joint. Such as:
  • Low back
  • Hips
  • Post-surgical operations such as total hips, knees, ankle surgeries, and lumbar
  • Ankle sprains
  • Bone fractures
  • CVA
  • Athletic performance enhancement known as speed training.
Depending on the type of diagnosis, a specific program using the Pneu-weight system will be set up for you. This system will assist in enhancing your progress in a safer environment than other conventional ways. This apparatus will be utilized in conjunction with the Pneu-spine machine and any other lower extremity problem deemed appropriate.