These are primarily used in the acute phase of rehabilitation following trauma [eg Spinal Cord Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury], in ICU’s, functional rehabilitation of handicapped or disabled patients and in cardiac assessments. Patients are generally positioned supine on the tilt table while horizontal with their feet supported on a foot plate and straps around the body for security. The surface of the table is then progressively tilted until the patient’s partial body weight is supported by the legs. The angle selected and the period of treatment is adjusted to the patient’s weight bearing capacity. Tilt table therapy helps with early mobilization of patients too weak to stand unaided by improving weight bearing, increasing lower limb strength, reducing muscle spasticity and improving circulation to name just a few.
An Automatic Motorized Tilt Table with Activity Platform