Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Adds 2 New Trexo Plus Robotic Exoskeletons to Help Children Walk

February 03, 2021

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Only provider on East Coast currently to offer 3 sizes of Trexo Plus technology

ALLENTOWN, PA — Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, a nationally recognized physical and cognitive rehabilitation leader that pioneers innovative health-care solutions, announced today it has added two new Trexo Plus robotic exoskeletons to its collection of leading-edge rehabilitation technology that helps children walk — maybe even for the first time in their lives.

Good Shepherd is the only health-care provider on the East Coast to offer all three sizes (small, medium and large) of the Trexo, wearable robotic exoskeleton technology that helps children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, pediatric stroke, spinal cord injury, gait disorders or other mobility challenges.

“This life-changing technology allows Good Shepherd to transform lives through leading-edge rehabilitation care,” said Michael Spigel, PT, MHA, President & CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. “Nothing quite compares to seeing a child smile as she begins to walk for the first time, or the emotional reaction from her family.”

Trexo’s brightly colored robotic legs allow children to walk hands-free in a safe, correct and consistent manner, all under the watchful eye of trained Good Shepherd Pediatrics staff members. Children can walk farther as they gain strength through the weight-bearing design.

Good Shepherd received its first Trexo device, a medium for children ages 3-6, in 2019. Now, children from ages 1 to their late teens have access to the technology. The large device also has the potential to fit some adults.

“From the smallest Trexo to the largest size, our pediatric rehabilitation clinicians can now help a greater number of children achieve optimal walking patterns at a crucial time in their development,” said Amanda Kleckner, PT, DPT, administrative director of Good Shepherd Pediatrics. “The technology helps children build new pathways in the brain to learn or relearn motor patterns, prevent future delays in development and strengthen bones.”

The Trexo technology is available exclusively at the south Allentown-based Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, 850 S. 5th St.

Good Shepherd is conducting a research study into how the device impacts children with cerebral palsy. Families from around the country have inquired about the technology and research study. To learn more, call 1-888-44-REHAB or visit Good Shepherd Pediatrics’ website.

The new Trexo Plus devices arrived as a result of gifts from the Good Shepherd Women’s Giving Circle and the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA).

“Thank you to the Good Shepherd Women’s Giving Circle and GLVADA for their generous support of Good Shepherd Pediatrics and the families for whom we care,” Spigel said. “We are grateful to both organizations — and all of our philanthropic partners — for sharing our vision.”

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