Overview

People who have experienced a spinal cord injury or dysfunction may benefit from locomotor training, an activity-based therapy. Locomotor training is a type of therapy to help improve and recover your walking movement through challenged practice and lower extremity weight bearing.

You may benefit from therapy to recover locomotor abilities if you're experiencing:

  • Impaired movement and sensations (impaired neurological body functions)
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty participating in activities of daily living

Locomotor training devices and techniques may vary depending on where you receive your therapy. Options include:

  • A robot-assisted body-weight-support treadmill system (Lokomat)
  • Body-weight-support treadmill training
  • Body-weight-support overground training
  • Overground activities (walking or standing)
  • Functional electrical stimulation