KINGMAN– Kingman Regional Medical Center Therapy Services announced last week that it has installed a new Solo-Step overhead track and harness system at its rehabilitation center, 1740 Sycamore Avenue in Kingman.
This state-of-the-art equipment was purchased with funds raised by KRMC Volunteer Services. The track and harness system protects patients from falling during physical therapy. The new equipment includes an overhead aluminum track and trolley mounted to the ceiling.
During certain physical therapy sessions, patients wear a harness that is attached to the overhead system. It provides support for standing from a sitting position, walking therapy, balance training, or climbing stairs.
“We are extremely grateful to KRMC volunteers for purchasing this important equipment,” said Dr. Chris Bowers, KRMC Therapy Services Clinical Coordinator. “Without the fear of falling, patients feel more confident in performing physical therapy exercises that can restore their movement and function.”
Currently 150 people volunteer at KRMC to assist patients and visitors. Volunteers also run the hospital Gift Boutique and conduct fundraisers for purchasing medical equipment and other items that meet patient needs.
This past year, KRMC Volunteer Services has purchased over $50,000 worth of equipment for the hospital. This equipment includes such items as a specialized wheel chair, portable electrocardiogram machines, blanket warming cabinets, and a portable bladder scanner for the emergency department.
Additionally, KRMC volunteers provide scholarships to students who are pursuing healthcare careers.
For more information, contact KRMC Volunteer Services at 928-263-5673.