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    OPTP's New Performance Block Exercise Support Tool

    OPTP has launched the Performance Block—a foam support tool for use in physical therapy as well as fitness training, yoga, and Pilates. It features a patented “dip” shape that supports the user during exercises and is designed to help promote improved strength and functionality throughout the body. Small and lightweight, it's easy to take to the gym or on travels, according to OPTP. The Performance Block comes with a manual illustrating 14 exercises. To learn more or to purchase it, call OPTP at 800/367-7393 or visit www.OPTP.com

    Marketplace Biodex

    SXSW Movement Tracks Project Features Biodex Gait Trainer

    Biodex Medical Systems Inc's Gait Trainer 3 treadmill system is featured in the Movement Tracks Project, a finalist in the 2018 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards competition. The Movement Tracks Project is a collaboration between therapists and musicians to use biomedical music technology to help people with movement disorders walk again.

    For its part in the project, the Gait Trainer 3 combines audio cueing and visual biofeedback to help prompt correct movement during gait training. The instrumented deck allows therapists to track various gait parameters and document patient progress. Last year, the Movement Tracks Project produced recordings using principles of music-based therapy for treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson disease. To learn about the Biodex Gait Trainer 3, visit www.biodex.com/gait

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