WOODWAY is a global organization built on the efforts and commitment of dedicated professionals. Our purpose is to manufacture products and provide service that exceeds our customers expectations through continuous improvements in quality and design. Our focus is on building lasting customer relationships that will endure For The Long Run®.
By viewing our customers as partners with a focus on their goals, we will provide unique and superior solutions that will help our partners achieve lasting success For The Long Run®.
WOODWAY’s history begins in Germany in 1974. Willi Schoenenberger, a technical director in charge of planning a fitness center, noticed that the most important piece of equipment, the treadmill, didn’t meet the most important requirements: a mechanically sound machine that is designed to meet human needs.
He envisioned a comfortable surface that didn’t interfere with the natural biomechanics of running or walking. Also, he wanted a transportation system which eliminated the friction associated with conventional (conveyor belt) treadmills. After intensive research, and trial and error (and in cooperation with the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne, Germany), Willi developed and patented a very unique and revolutionary treadmill design.
In 1975, WOODWAY GmbH was founded in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The name “WOODWAY” is derived from the German “Waldweg” (Wald = Wood and Weg = Way) – the feel of running on a soft pine needle covered path in the forest.
In 1983, a manufacturing license was awarded to Sakai Medical, for the use of WOODWAY technology in the Japanese marketplace.
In 1988, a U.S. license was granted to a small, well-established manufacturing company in Waukesha, Wisconsin. WOODWAY USA was formed when the U.S. incarnation of the WOODWAY was developed and completed in 1990. WOODWAY USA is proud to be the primary manufacturer of WOODWAY Treadmills worldwide, exporting treadmills for international distribution, in addition to serving our domestic customers and clients.
Today, WOODWAY’s design and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany and Japan make WOODWAY the largest specialized treadmill manufacturer in the world. Constant enhancements in quality, design and function are shared and implemented by all three WOODWAY manufacturers.
As WOODWAY moves forward, attention to product quality, innovation, and customer service are at the forefront of our efforts. Along with our treadmills, other products, services and strategic relationships are being developed so as to keep WOODWAY on the leading edge as we meet fitness training, testing and rehabilitation needs.
PATIENT SAFETY & USABILITY
Our patented Slat Belt running surface helps absorbs more of the impact than any other treadmill, preventing further deterioration of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the lower extremities, pelvis, and lower back.
The PPS Med is the ideal machine for patients that require walking support. The medical grade, fully adjustable handrails are infinitely customizable in width and height to provide a comfort level that is unmatched by stationary parallel bars.
CONVENIENT USER CONSOLE
Pre-programmed medical tests and protocols on the external WUS touch screen console give doctors and therapists quick, clear results of each PPS Med user.
The Slat Belt running surface also has distinct advantages for you and your facility because it lasts up to 150,000 miles without a single belt change or deck swap. With 114 ball bearings, the belt glides easily, resulting in years of life with very little maintenance, and up to 50% in electrical savings. There is no need to adjust and tension the belt because our design utilizes tracking rollers and a toothed pulley. The result? The lowest cost of maintenance and lowest total cost of ownership of any treadmill on the market.
HELPING HEAL ONE STEP AT A TIME
From rehabilitation to orthopedics to physical therapy, the PPS (Professional Power System) Med treadmill provides comfort and assistance to patients who require walking support. This treadmill can accommodate any user’s pace with an absolute zero start speed with increments of 0.1 mph.
WOODWAY USER SYSTEM (WUS) DISPLAY
• LCD touch screen operator panel
• Menu-driven operation
• Remote speed, stop, and elevation control
• 18 pre-set programs (ability to create/store up to 200 custom programs)
• Medical Test Cycles (e.g. Conconi, Cooper, Bruce…)
• Automated pulse monitoring
• Speed, distance, elevation, pulse, time, and calorie readout
(**OPTIONAL) ARM SUPPORTS
Lower arm/under arm supports promote physiological exercise and provide optimal stabilization for the patient. The supports are fully adjustable and secure both horizontally and vertically. They can also double as under arm supports with simple padding rotation.
(**OPTIONAL) SIDE SEATING
Conveniently placed side seats allow therapists to sit comfortably while assisting a patient.
THE ULTIMATE GAIT REHABILITATION TREADMILL
The LokoStation is specially designed for training and rehabilitating gait-impaired patients. With the Loko, therapists have the ability to quickly and conveniently redistribute the weight thanks to the off-loading system, enabling the patient to focus on coordination without running the risk of falling.
Therapists can conveniently perform neuromuscular re-education in the form of assisted placement of feet and legs while a user walks, all from the comfort of the LokoStation’s adjustable seats.
The LokoStation is specially designed for training and rehabilitating gait impaired patients, such as hemiplegic, paraplegic and recovering stroke patients in a safe and controlled atmosphere. With the LokoStation, therapists have access to quick and convenient weight offloading and specially designed adjustable seats for manually assisted treatments.
Patients feel secure and have a reduced fear of falling when attempting to stand and walk. They will be able to walk longer, faster and more rhythmically in their normal ergonomic standing position.
Therapist’s hands are free to perform neuromuscular re-education in the form of assisted placement of the feet and legs while “walking”.
The walking surface absorbs more of the impact than any other treadmill, to prevent further deterioration of bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles of the lower extremity, pelvis and lower back.
With static body weight support, the height of the support ropes is fixed. Due to the lowering of the center of gravity during the gait cycle, the patient carries more of his/her own body weight in the standing phase than he/she does in the swing phase.
LOKO STATION FEATURES
• Symmetric or asymmetric uploading
• 1 or 2 point suspension
• Static or dynamic guidance
• Relief continuously adjustable over cranks
• Direct metering of the weight relief
• Variable deviating points
• Central winch with security self-lock
THE WAY TO WALK
PATENTED “END EFFECTOR” GAIT TRAINER
The LokoHelp is an electromechanical gait trainer that was developed to relieve therapist’s labor-intensive task of guiding the patient’s legs during locomotion therapy. Locomotion therapy using the LokoHelp not only assists therapists, but also improves gait symmetry and the quality of therapy for the patient.
The easy to use LokoHelp enables a more cost-efficient and time-intensive training of the therapeutic staff. Short preparation times allow for greater patient throughput with relatively low acquisition and operating costs.
The LokoHelp’s quick and easy preparation leaves more time for therapy and less set up time, which means more time for actual treatment.
AUTOMATED TREADMILL THERAPY: THE LOKOHELP®
Treadmill therapy, particularly with a patient who is severely impaired, can subject the therapist to increased physical exertion, uncomfortable body positions, and the pain of overexertion.
Regardless of the possible discomfort, the therapist wants to give the patient the best possible treatment and is, therefore, willing to accept the strain as part of his/her job. Despite the therapist’s dedication, the significant effort necessary in order to guide the patient’s feet consistently and symmetrically often makes therapy possible only for a short period of time and rarely can it be provided throughout an entire training session. Therefore, given the number of repetitions and the fact that trigger mechanisms are so important for the locomotor training program, the therapist can, and should, be supported.
The LokoHelp® gait trainer fulfills this important objective. It allows the therapist to face the patient directly, motivate him or her through verbal instructions, and properly correct the execution of each exercise.
PATENTED “END EFFECTOR” GAIT TRAINER
The LokoHelp® is an electromechanical gait-training system based on the “end effector” principle. The mechanical support of the standing/swinging- leg cycle is accomplished by using the feet as the last link in the kinematic chain. The patient should not be moved passively but should instead work along with the machine as much as possible. Ideally, the extensions of the knee and hip should be controlled by the patient.
POSTURAL TRAINING FUCTIONALITY
Postural control, in addition to standing and the swinging of the legs, is essential for the ability to walk on the ground independently. Consequently, during LokoHelp® training, the patient’s trunk and pelvis are not rigidly fixed. Thus, additional postural requirements can be identified for patient training through appropriate exercises.
The LokoHelp®’s design facilitates added support from the therapist whenever necessary. The patient’s hip and knee joints, as well as the anterior and posterior thigh muscles, are accessible from all sides during LokoHelp® training.
THE MULTIFUNCTIONAL THERAPY SYSTEM
The quick removal of the LokoHelp® gait trainer makes it easy to use the treadmill and weight support system for other applications. The main components: treadmill, weight support, and gait trainer, encourage effective application of therapy in all phases of gait training.
LokoHelp® therapy dramatically reduces the time and expenses associated with the training of therapy personnel. Accordingly, given the short preparation time, more efficient throughput can be achieved. The LokoHelp® system is affordable and inexpensive to operate, and it pays high dividends through more productive therapy sessions.
The KineAssist provides the ability to safely challenge patients in real life environments, such as over ground walking, step climbing, standing balance, and dynamic balance therapy.
With a wide range of existing practice settings and scientifically-tested challenge-based training protocols, the KineAssist makes it easy to measure progress and it provides standardized objective data outcomes.
SAFETY AND RELIABILITY
- Treadmill surface moves in direct response to the user’s intention
- Unique harness system protects patients from the consequences of losing their balance by catching them before they can fall, which builds confidence in their abilities while they increase strength and stamina
- Body-weight is supported at the hip, allowing for a natural gait without any mechanical interference
- Rapid fall recovery for resumption of training
KineAssist – MX
Any patient that is medically cleared for gait and balance therapy is suited for the KineAssist-MX, focusing on training activities and skills related to walking and upright balance.
Assessments and interventions are developed to focus on:
- Aerobic Endurance Training
- Gait Pattern Training
- Strength Training
- Speed of Movement Training
- Dynamic Balance Training
- Walking training under challenging conditions
- Provides stadardized objective data outcomes
- Scientifically-tested challenge-based training protocols
- Rapid fall recovery for resumption of training
- Combined intervention protocols incorporated in a single session
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