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BTE continues Investment into USciences’ BTE Technologies Advanced Training and Research Lab

By Brian Kirschner

Student in therapyA partnership between BTE and University of the Sciences continues to provide students with access to high quality equipment and software so that they can learn to provide the most effective treatment options on the most up to date machines.

The BTE Technologies Advanced Evaluation and Rehabilitation Lab, which first opened in Samson College of Health Sciences in May 2011, was updated with a new gift from BTE this summer.

The company presented the lab with The Eccentron, a negative resistance training machine, and provided training for faculty and staff. To use the machine, the patient pushes back against pedals using the same motion as if walking down a flight of stairs.

“Faculty and staff at USciences will be able to use this cutting edge training device to train the various patient populations by providing appropriate targets and progressions for personalized rehabilitation or training,” said lab director David S. Logerstedt PT, Phd, MPT, MA, SCS.

Dr. Logerstedt said the machine can be used to safely increase strength and stability for geriatric patients, develop power and sports performance in athletes, or optimize treatment in any other patient with lower extremity dysfunction.

Student in therapyBTE’s Janna Jacobs, Jonathan Cooper and Jeff Johnson came to campus to conduct the full-day training on the equipment and new software.

The lab was established with more than a quarter million dollars in donated equipment and services from BTE, an investment which has had a significant impact on the quality of education provided to the students in physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiology who are learning in the lab, said Samson College Dean Michelle E. Cohen PhD.

BTE is widely regarded as the leading provider of advanced solutions for testing and rehabilitation. In business for more than 25 years, BTE has always been known for excellence in work simulation and therapy.

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