November 1, 2018

ZeroG® Gait and Balance System now offered to patients at

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital now offers the ZeroG® Gait and Balance System that will help advance rehabilitation outcomes for patients. ZeroG is a robotic body-weight support system that offers fall protection and dynamic bodyweight support as patients

practice functional activities such as overground walking, sit-to-stand, getting off the floor and stairs. Individuals with neurological, orthopedic and other balance disorders may benefit from using ZeroG throughout their therapy program.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital is the first facility in Albuquerque to have this advanced technology.

“ZeroG gives our patients the safety and confidence to practice functional, real-world balance and walking activities. We are extremely excited to offer this state-of-the-art technology, which differentiates our hospital as a leader in quality care,” said Derrick Jones, CEO of Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital. “ZeroG will protect our patients from falling and compensates for weakness and poor coordination, which we believe will help accelerate therapy and maximize outcomes.”

ZeroG can be used for patients up to 450 pounds and monitors an individual’s movements from above on a ceiling track while providing fall protection and dynamic body-weight support. Dynamic body-weight support can be set to offload the person’s weight by up to 200 pounds making them feel lighter in a “reduced gravity “environment. This allows them to practice therapy at high-intensity levels soon after an injury. As the individual progresses, the amount of dynamic support can be decreased so the person does more under their own capabilities. And because ZeroG protects them from a fall, individuals are encouraged to push their limits without the fear of falling and have the confidence to push further than they would have without ZeroG.

In addition to being used while training in activities of daily living, ZeroG features biofeedback for balance activities and interactive games, making therapy fun, yet challenging, while increasing motivation and encouraging participation. It also records data from each training session so therapists can monitor functional progress.

Patient donates ‘caring cradle’ to Lovelace Regional Hospital

Emily Pennington and her family presented Lovelace Regional Hospital with a “caring cradle,” a special a crib designed with cooling technology to extend family time with stillborn infants, during a reception held in her son

Kolton’s honor on September 19. Kolton was born stillborn on October 26, 2016. 

Pennington pumped breast milk for ten months after delivering Kolton. She then donated her breast milk to three milk banks and with the funds she received, as well as community donations, used the money to buy a caring cradle, which she donated to Lovelace Regional Hospital.

“With this Caring Cradle, the labor and delivery staff, as well as the family, will be able to preserve the infant’s body a little while longer, so the families can have a little more time and make a little more memories with their babies,” Pennington said.

If you would like to help Emily’s cause, you can reach her at 575.706.7555

Lovelace Women’s Hospital

Moonlight yoga raised money for Anita Salas Fund

Lovelace Women’s Hospital enjoyed a beautiful night of moonlight yoga and wine at Hotel Chaco on September 26. Our guests soaked up the gorgeous views of Albuquerque while doing yoga, spending time with friends and supporting a great cause.

Donations from the event benefitted the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation, which helps moderate to low income woman, who are uninsured or under insured, pay for breast or cervical cancer treatments and their related bills.

To learn more about how you can help, click here.

Upcoming Albuquerque Silver Elite Seminar

Upcoming Roswell Silver Elite Seminar

Photos from September's Silver Elite Seminar

Cooking for Two with Mariano Morones,

director of dietary and executive chef at Lovelace Regional Hospital

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