Physical therapy students from Suffolk County Community College got a close-up look at technology with which they are likely to encounter once they enter practice during a recent visit to the Biodex Medical Systems Inc corporate office in Shirley, NY. The event aims to provide the students with an overview of isokinetics and hands-on demonstrations of the Balance System SD, System 4 Dynamometer and the Gait Trainer 3.
During the meeting, Bill Galway, business development manager, and Don Gronachan, vice president of physical medicine sales discussed the principles and advantages of isokinetics, the importance of objective documentation, and the value of the programs Biodex offers to enhance the versatility of the products.
“We are committed to support the rehabilitation community as the role of our products expands throughout the world,” Gronachan says. “We will continue to develop new programs and utilizations, and we’re excited about the challenges ahead.”
Once the session moved from the Biodex Learning Center on to the demonstration area, the students were divided into three small groups. They volunteered for hands-on product demos to familiarize themselves with the devices and their functions, and observed the reports generated for proving need, tracking progress and documenting outcomes.
Galway points out that Biodex is dedicated to furthering the education of future physical therapists. “Each year we look forward to seeing new students and discussing our programs and devices with them,” Galway says.
[Source: Biodex Medical Systems Inc]