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WE PUT PEOPLE ON THEIR FEET

  • Pragma enables those on a tight budget and with small space to create a modern rehabilitation room equipped for safe verticalization and gait re-education
  • Patients for whom it is difficult to leave home, can benefit from everyday physiotherapeutic sessions and have effects similar to those of professional health institutions
  • Pragma is the only device on the market featuring an elastic unweighing system fundamental to therapeutic success

FEATURES of Pragma

  • Remoted controlled verticalization (rigid or elastic)
  • Internal batteries in case of power supply failure
  • Extensive range to accommodate specialized accessories
  • Combines the functions of several devices for rehabilitation
  • Requires minimal space
  • Designed for: the neurological patient’s home, physiotherapist and rehabilitation rooms, healthcare centers, gyms and fitness centers, Olympic sport training places
  • Has been successful in cases recognized as not promising recovery
  • Has enabled stroke patients and persons injured in road traffic accidents reach full recovery
  • Has supported rehabilitation of patients suffering from neuromuscular diseases of genetic origin (SMA, ALS, MS) as well as other neurological, orthopedic and geriatric patients

THE PRAGMA METHOD – TRAININGS

If you are a doctor or a therapist of patients requiring everyday therapy, take part in our trainings.

  • You will gain knowledge and practical skills in complicated and often incorrectly conducted process of preparing the patient for safe verticalization and gait re-education
  • You will learn how to deal with neurological, orthopedic and geriatric patients
  • You will learn the principles of EMG diagnosis
  • You will learn how to correctly use electrostimulation in the Pragma method
  • You will learn how to use Pragma, the basis of modern physiotherapy room equipment, adapted for verticalization and gait re-education, in the most secure elastic suspension
  • You will learn to develop your own therapeutic plan tailored to the patient's condition to achieve maximum results
  • We start with a thorough diagnosis and assessment of the patient’s condition
  • We set up a personal therapeutic program tailored to the patient’s capabilities
  • We set a schedule and conduct therapeutic sessions using the Pragma method
  • We monitor the progress of therapy and revise its program on an ongoing basis

TESTIMONIALS FROM PATIENTS’ EXPERIENCE WITH PRAGMA

jsokolowski

I have been treated for 12 years for (sporadic) Inclusion Body Myositis (s)IBM with various methods including kinesitherapy, which, due to the lack of pharmacological effects, is considered to be the leading one in this disease. I started classic rehabilitation (UGUL, ladders, exercise mat, PNF, etc.) after the lack of clinical improvement in pharmacological treatment, i.e. about 2 years from the first symptoms of the disease. Despite considerable efforts of physiotherapists, the efficiency of disappearing muscles after 4 years decreased, and the following exercises 3 x per week did not improve the clinical condition. At that stage of my disease, I started rehabilitation in a standing position using PRAGMA 2 by Marek Kowalski. Thanks to the use of a specific elastomer system, I am able to perform assigned tasks myself in a standing position (squats, stepper, moving platform, moving on an automatic treadmill, etc) being completely safe. Panic fear of a vertical position completely disappears. Possibility of kicking a ball, for example, makes my mood pleasant and exercises become interesting, activities are not boring. The same applies to a physiotherapist who is completely deprived of worries about exercising in a standing position. Thanks to this type of exercise, I am still active, I work as a part-time urologist at the age of 71. Additionally, Marek Kowalski continuously improves a mobile lift, placed under the ceiling, enabling independent walking on a flat surface and stairs for patients with a complete gait disorder. I would like to congratulate Mr. Kowalski on his achievements for people like me, thank him for the ongoing care over me and wish him creative inspiration in inventing new devices that put persons in need on their feet.

Jerzy Sokołowski MD, PhD
jan-gnus

As a result of an accident on a ski slope, I suffered a flaccid paralysis of the lower limbs and a large hematoma in the thoracic – lumbar section. Within two days from the onset of lower limb paralysis, the hematoma was surgically removed. Until I appeared in Marek Kowalski’s center, I used a wheelchair and faced further symptoms of flaccid limb paralysis. After six months, I started to move around with a help of a walking frame. Further rehabilitation on Pragma lasting a year and a half allows me to move freely without using any help.

Jan Gnus M.D., Ph.D. Wroclaw Medical University