Get the Best Standing Walker for Parkinson’s: The MATRIX Gait Trainer with Innovative Bungee Cord Support
The inspiration for this innovative walker came from years of experience in treating patients who suffer from Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions that cause gait and balance issues. Based on a practical understanding of the limitations of traditional medical walkers, Jonathan Parr (PT, CSCS, EP, MCMT, CBIS) initially designed, created, and patented this four-wheel, stand-up walker (“rollator” or standing rolling walker) to better serve his Parkinson’s patients. Now, this highly effective gait training device is also available to therapists & caregivers nationwide: Safe, Effective, Efficient & Easy to use!
The MATRIX Gait Trainer is one of the very best walkers for Parkinson’s currently on the rehabilitation market. It minimizes compensation and increases the amount of safe, high-quality steps during every gait training therapy sessions. In particular, its sturdy framework, 4 wheels, and the elastic bungee straps help you best replicate unrestricted walking patterns. This design provides for ideal postural alignment, free of harnesses and platforms, and allows you (or your Parkinson’s patients) to reduce the fear of falling and walk with confidence!
The MATRIX Gait Trainer is for people of all ages (height range: 5’6″ to 6’2″), and specifically designed for people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease . You can easily adjust it to best fit your specific needs and successfully recover healthy gait mechanics. Developed by expert physical therapists with over 500 hours of patient use (clinical and home-based), the design increases patient safety, decreases setup time, and maximizes functional outcomes.
If you are dealing with gait issues (walking or running) and live in the greater Austin or Houston areas as well as Steamboat Springs CO, feel free to contact us directly to schedule a phone consultation.
Additionally, if you work with Parkinson’s patients in a clinic or hospital and would like to make a bulk purchase, send us a message at any time with your specific needs. We’ll be in touch shortly.
Personal & Clinical Benefits of the MATRIX Walker for Individuals with Parkinson’s
The MATRIX Gait Trainer helps you replicate “normal” movement and biomechanics by reducing the number of compensatory strategies and better stimulate correct muscle activation. As a result, this stand-up walker initiates neuroplasticity at a quicker rate with enhanced proprioceptive input, which allows the patient to achieve desired functional outcomes more quickly.
The MATRIX Gait Trainer also allows clinicians to begin gait training–with greater safety and less restrictive harnessing–earlier in the rehabilitation process. As a single therapist or other healthcare provider can operate this adult walker, it can reduce both staffing requirements and setup time.
Bungee Cord Support System, Walker Customization for Staying Mobile with Parkinson’s & Additional Safety Features
We utilized a wider base of support for greater stability, added ergonomic hand grips to reduce patient strain, and increased the wheel size to accommodate for different floor terrains (e.g., carpet, tile, wood, door jams, etc.). According to the level of assistance required, you can use the bungee straps to support either one leg at a time or both legs simultaneously. The bungee cords actively assist with lower-limb advancement as you prepare for fully functional ambulation. In particular, the bungee system improves stance control, gait fluidity, and step cadence.
With a simple cam lock, you can fully adjust the MATRIX Gait Trainer’s bungee cord system medially, laterally, and in tension. Height adjustments occur at the two handles rather than at each of the four wheels; this lets therapists focus on the patient with minimal set-up distraction.
Specifications Certifications & Patents
- QMS Certification: ISO 9001:2008
- Patented Design US D816,556 S (May 1, 2018)
- Materials: Extruded 6063-T5 aluminum, injection molded nylon, machined steel
- Dimensions & Weight:
- Length: 29 in
- Width: 24 in
- Height (adjustable): 35-43 in
- Weight: ~20 lbs
- Patient Height Range: 5’6″ to 6’2″
- Patient Weight Limit: 350 lb
Intended Use of the MATRIX Gait Trainer after Spinal Cord Injures (SEI) or Strokes
After a Spinal Cord Injury
The MATRIX encompasses all the required components for normal gait patterns in the early and middle phases of gait training for neurological, orthopedic, and geriatric patients. In addition to helping Parkinson’s patients increase their mobility, our target treatment cases include patients with lower extremity neurological deficits such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, strokes, multiple sclerosis (MS), spina bifida, neuropathies, and low-severity cerebral palsy.
After a Stroke
The MATRIX Gait Trainer is superior to other medical walkers and gait rehab devices on the market in many ways. Check out our specialized physical therapy for neurological disorders & brain injuries, such as strokes & MS, as well as 3-Systems Blog to get additional information on our holistic approach to treating patients of all ages with neurological issues that affect gait and mobility.
If your product fails due to a manufacturing defect, we will either repair or replace it (at our discretion) without charge. Only original, unaltered and unmodified materials and workmanship are covered by this policy. This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, improper care, negligence, normal wear and tear, or the natural breakdown of colors and materials over extended time and use. Damage not covered under warranty may be repaired for a reasonable rate, and a fee will be charged for return shipping.