AlterG (formerly Tibion) Bionic Leg
Do you have weakness in one leg and have trouble walking?
Good Shepherd's therapists are experts in the use of the AlterG Bionic Leg (formerly Tibion Bionic Leg), a rehabilitation technology that may help improve walking ability for patients with muscle weakness on one side of the body.
What is the AlterG Bionic Leg (formerly Tibion Bionic Leg)?
The AlterG (formerly Tibion) is a computerized, bionic device that is strapped onto the leg. It provides assistance to a patient's impaired leg by assisting in relearning leg motion and improving the ability to place weight on the affected leg. It is a therapeutic intervention to help people walk better and faster and to improve balance.
Who is appropriate for the AlterG (formerly Tibion)?
Any person with muscle weakness on one side who has trouble walking and/or difficulty with balance may benefit from the AlterG Bionic Leg (formerly Tibion Bionic Leg). The muscle weakness may be from:
Research shows that stroke survivors, even 10 years post stroke, can benefit from the use of the AlterG (formerly Tibion).
The Alter G Bionic Leg is available at:
Good Shepherd Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program
Health & Technology Center
850 S. Fifth Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Good Shepherd Physical Therapy - East Greenville
622 Gravel Pike, Suite 110
East Greenville, PA 18041
Good Shepherd Physical Therapy - Palmerton
3295 Forest Inn Road
Palmerton, PA 18071