APPLY TO OUR PROGRAM

Bridging Bionics Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization based in a small community in Colorado, that offers physical therapy combined with advanced technologies such as whole-body vibration and exoskeleton suits for neurologically impaired individuals. The exoskeletons are intended to assist with augmenting ambulatory functions for individuals with neurological impairments such as spinal cord injury and stroke. At this time, we are only able to offer our program to our local community.

We have provided links to the technologies we utilize in our program below. We recommend calling the companies directly to inquire about the technologies we use in our program, and where you might be able to access them to trial if you do not reside within proximity to our two facilities located in Snowmass Village and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

For individuals inquiring about our neuro-rehabilitation program, it is essential to first determine if the person can meet the inclusion criteria to participate in our program.

INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE BRIDGING BIONICS PROGRAM

For the safety of the individual, there is a list of inclusion criteria that needs to be met in order for someone to qualify to use our exoskeletons. With some variations with the different devices here is a list of the most important criteria:

  • Weight 220 / 250 lbs or less
  • Height 5’0”-6’4” tall, depending on leg length (for exoskeleton users)
  • Sufficient upper extremity strength to manage stability aid (for exoskeleton users)
  • Healthy bone density
  • Nearly normal range of motion of hips, knees and ankles (no joint contractors)
  • No significant leg length discrepancy
  • Tolerance to standing without adverse symptoms

Contraindications are (but not limited to):

  • Uncontrolled Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD)
  • Uncontrolled spasticity
  • Spinal instability
  • Unresolved deep vein thrombosis
  • Poor skin integrity
  • Lower limb prosthesis
  • Colostomy bag
  • Pregnancy

Bridging Bionics is set-up to assist individuals with fundraising campaigns to help them acquire their own technologies to use in the home in the United States only. If you are interested in information regarding applying for fundraising assistance for a personal campaign, please email Info@bridgingbionics.org.

NEW CLIENTS: Forms Available Below

All clients must complete the following paperwork before being scheduled for an initial evaluation for the Mobility Program

  • Client Information Form
  • Medical Release
  • Client Waiver
  • Media Release
  • Payment Form

Scholarship applications are available for individuals in need.

  • Scholarship Application

Please scan and email a digital copy of the paperwork to Info@bridgingbionics.org and bring the original copies with you to your first scheduled session.

CLIENT COST

Our Mobility Program is a charitable outreach to encourage locals with mobility impairments living in the Roaring Fork Valley and I-70 corridor to attain a better quality of life. Bridging Bionics Foundation conducts ongoing fundraising activities to sustain the program and offset the cost for physical therapists, training and compensation.

  • One-Year Annual Program Fee
    A one-time annual minimum program fee of $500 to participate in the program is recommended. (Sponsorship applications are available upon request.)
  • One-time Visit Only
    For individuals who use the technology for one time only, the recommended donation is $150.

Please make your check payable and send to:

Bridging Bionics Foundation
PO Box 3766
Basalt, CO 81621

CANCELLATION

We appreciate a 48-hour cancellation notice from your scheduled appointment.

If you need to cancel within a 24-hour period before your scheduled appointment, we encourage a $75 donation per scheduled hour to cover the cost of compensating our physical therapists for their time.

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