U.S. Marine Veteran Achieves 500,000 Steps

Steve Holbert, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, was paralyzed in a 2010 motorcycle accident. Since then, his goal is to walk again and establish a new way of life. In March 2019, he received his Indego Personal exoskeleton and took 200,000 steps within the year. By July 2021, Steve had completed 500,000 steps or nearly 250 miles. What’s his secret? Harnessing the ambition and perseverance that made... Read More »
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Considering an Exoskeleton? Don't Ignore this Crucial Factor

As a physical therapist and Indego instructor, I’m frequently asked, “Will the Indego really benefit me?” and “What improvements can I expect?” My best response involves referencing clinical research data on the subject, steering the conversation to an evidence-based discussion of what improvements users have experienced. In short, when making your decision, don’t overlook research data. I have... Read More »
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Navy Veteran Couple Conquers Goals One Step at a Time

It was a chilly morning over three years when Paul Austin and Brandi Koltermann were enjoying their landscaping work together. Taking down a large tree was the next major task. Paul, formerly a rescue swimmer for the U.S. Navy, owns a landscaping business. One last limb had to be cut before the trunk. Paul climbed the tree while Brandi waited on the ground, ready to clear away the brush. Paul... Read More »
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How to Fundraise for Indego Personal

Indego Personal exoskeleton is approved for persons with Spinal Cord Injury level T3 and below. Besides Worker’s Comp and veterans, we have seen individuals achieve successful coverage for their Indego personal device through fundraising. Fundraising should be considered as a viable option for any individuals who qualify for Indego Personal. This article will offer some tips and tricks from the... Read More »
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Indego and the Commander In Chief: Steve Holbert’s Story

Steve Holbert, USMC veteran, was paralyzed after a motorcycle accident 10 years ago. Despite that and the new wheelchair, he took the challenge to establish a new normalcy in life. Thus, the Indego Exoskeleton came into play in March of 2019; and not only can Steve now stand up from his wheelchair, but he can also walk. Steve and another paralyzed veteran were the first two to receive... Read More »
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Variable Assist Functionality for Indego Exoskeleton

Many individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) require full or partial external support of their legs to be able to walk (i.e. using external bracing or neuroprosthetics, or manual facilitation). Exoskeletons may provide an alternative approach to traditional neurorehabilitation techniques. The Indego exoskeleton is able to provide full (100%) robotic assistance throughout the gait cycle for those... Read More »
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Indego Helps with Boredom in Quarantine

Laura Cowen, a US Navy veteran and proud mom of two, describes her rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury, raising two children, and dealing with the quarantine blues. COVID-19, commonly called the coronavirus, has affected people across the globe in both drastic and subtle ways. Laura Cowen is no exception. A United States Navy veteran living in upstate New York, Laura shares she was born... Read More »
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Dr. Henry Hasson Uses Indego Exoskeleton to Walk

Henry Hasson was injured in a car accident in 1994 that left him paralyzed at injury level T7. Although recovery from his injury was strenuous, Henry didn’t let it slow him down, as he went on to graduate medical school in 2001, followed by completing his neurology residency and fellowship in 2006. Dr. Hasson has now been practicing neurology for 12 years, with special qualifications in child... Read More »
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Indego Therapy in Outpatient: Billing Recommendations

When thinking about an exoskeleton, walking often comes to mind. For rehabilitation therapists, however, exoskeletons are used for gait training along with additional therapeutic treatments. Today we are going to discuss additional therapy opportunities using the Indego exoskeleton’s software suites, including Pre-gait, Motion+, and Therapy+, and how you can optimize billing with these... Read More »
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Can an Exoskeleton Improve My Cardio?

Let’s talk cardio! Most of you have heard the term cardiopulmonary, which refers to your body’s heart and lungs, who function like an engine that keeps your body powered. The lungs take much needed oxygen from the air and your heart circulates this blood through the body like a pump, causing your muscles, bones, and tissues to receive much needed supplies to continue out daily functions. When a... Read More »
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Can an Exoskeleton Help Strengthen My Bones?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) or stroke is a life-changing event that can impact how we move around the world, how we interact with people, and how we see ourselves. These injuries occur in the brain or spinal cord, but they can have detrimental effects to every system in the body. This blog will discuss what happens to bone health after an SCI or stroke, why an exoskeleton can address... Read More »
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One Community Stood with Rob Drescher, Now He Stands to Impact All with Parker Indego

Despite that Rob Drescher was born with a vascular disease that caused him to be paraplegic in his early teens, nothing has stopped him from looking up and moving forward. He and his family have been supported since the beginning, and when the time came to acquire the Indego exoskeleton that would benefit his health, the community stepped in with a fundraiser for the advanced technology.... Read More »
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Time to Get Up and Walk More: Tips on Transitioning to Spring

Spring is near, and the warmer weather opens an abundance of opportunities to get outside! The intention of this blog is to discuss tips to help you, as an Indego user, to prepare for increasing Indego use, especially if your walking time was diminished during the cold winter months. This is also to provide suggestions to clinicians on how to implement outdoor activities in the Indego during... Read More »
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Use Worker’s Compensation Benefits To Obtain Indego Personal Exoskeleton

Individuals who become paralyzed after work-related injuries have a very high chance of receiving an Indego Exoskeleton through their workers’ compensation benefits*. The objective of this blog is to describe the steps involved in obtaining an Indego Exoskeleton using workers’ compensation benefits.         Get in touch with the Indego Team The process begins by reaching out to the Indego team to... Read More »
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Indego Brings Holiday Cheer

George Stewart sits in his wheelchair wearing the Indego exoskeleton. His wife Paula secures straps, checks foot placement, and centers a walker in front of him. George clicks a button on his hip and says, “We’re going green, Paula!” then leans forward and pushes up, triggering the Indego and George to stand. George exclaims, “I’m up, I’m out of this chair, I’ve got freedom again.” George and Paula... Read More »
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Indego at London England’s Wellington Hospital

The use of assistive technology within neurorehabilitation is embedded well within the Acute Neurorehabilitation Unit at the Wellington Hospital. More recently we have been able to successfully integrate the Indego exoskeleton as another treatment tool alongside our existing technologies. Whilst in the early stages, the Indego exoskeleton was primarily utilised within our facility within spinal... Read More »
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Veteran Uses Indego to Walk 200,000 Steps by the End of 2019!

USMC Veteran Steve Holbert received his own Indego Personal from the VA back in March of 2019, 10 years after becoming paralyzed from the mid chest down. It took about 1 year for Steve to get screened for Indego, receive his training at the VA and complete the VA mandated home trial. Steve and another Veteran, a friend of Steve’s, completed training and both received their Indego devices around... Read More »
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Paralyzed Veterans Can Stay at Their Local VA and Still Benefit From Indego

On June 2018 the Veteran Affairs administration shared the Exoskeleton Memorandum which allows qualified veterans to receive their own Indego exoskeleton. To trial and become trained on the Indego exoskeleton system, veterans are requested to visit one of 25 spinal cord-specialized VA Medical centers. In a recent article by John Archiquette, Public Affairs Specialist at the VA Southern Nevada... Read More »
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Indego Helps Veteran Walk Across Stage to Fulfill Grandaughter's Wish

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games held in Louisville, KY this year in July were the 39th annual games and pulled in over 800 athletes. Started in 1981, the wheelchair games has drawn individuals from all 50 states, the Dominican Republic and Great Britain. Over the past years, the wheelchair games have expanded from its original 7 events to over 20 events bringing veterans together to compete... Read More »
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Screening Veterans for Indego Personal

Can you as a VA Therapist screen and bring Veterans through the Indego Personal training process without having an Indego Therapy device at your site? The answer is YES! Here is your step-by-step guide: Indego Personal offers people with mobility impairments a new level of independence. Its modular design allows for increased ease of putting on and taking off the device without assistance. At... Read More »
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