Outpace the competition

Built to alleviate pain and stress on bones and joints, LightSpeed Lift body weight support systems relieve impact force and enhance natural movement and balance. Unlike other body weight support devices, LightSpeed Lift’s patented lift from the hip technology tailors to the wants and needs of both athletes and physical therapy patients at a reasonable price.

Patented Lift from the Hip Technology

LightSpeed Lift’s patented body weight support system creates tri-planar lift at the user’s center of motion — the hip joint. It’s the only body weight support system of its kind, providing athletes and patients with universal support and a maximum range of motion.

Two Ways to lift

Magic Shorts

The LightSpeed Magic Shorts couple with the system’s biasing cords to create a tight range of support at the hip joint — even during long, fast or challenging runs. These moisture-wicking compression shorts allow the user to move comfortably during any exercise.

Lift belt

The LightSpeed Lift Belt is used over street clothing, providing quick, secure attachment. The Lift Belt has a universal fit and is a convenient way for people to use the system.

History of Lightspeed

The LightSpeed Lift Origin Story Told by Malcolm Macaulay Physical Therapist and Founder of LightSpeed Lift.


The Injury

A patient came to me after a severe neck injury. Even as the injury healed, it was continually aggravated by my patient’s greatest love: running. The impact force from this specific action made pain resonate through his body with each step.

The Solution

In order for my patient to run without pain, it made theoretical sense to lessen the impact force by supporting his body weight. So, I came up with a solution using a boat winch, a fish scale, a traction harness and a treadmill. These were the parts that formed the very first version of the LightSpeed Lift.

The Result

With weight lifted from my patient, significantly reducing the force of impact, he was able to run on the treadmill with no pain. I’ll never forget the smile on his face that day. Soon, I began to regularly treat runners with body weight support therapy. Their smiles were similar.

Moving Forward

Today, LightSpeed Lift has evolved into a simple frame around the treadmill, a pair of compression shorts, and a pair of high-tension elastic bands.

In today’s healthcare system, body weight support devices are not easily accessible. Our mission at LightSpeed Lift is to change that — providing access not just for patients, but for everyone.