The newest addition to Better Being Hospital’s features was born out of the initiative to bring in the best possible innovation to our range of rehabilitation therapies. The Robotic Rehabilitation center was recently launched in October 2019 with the goal of benefitting our patients with more options to assist them in their recovery.
What is Robotics Rehabilitation/Training?
A patient’s capacity and need for Robotics training is evaluated by the doctor and the physical therapy team. The patient is then fitted and strapped into a robotics device to which the machine does all the work. The robots are mainly used as gait trainers for lower limbs, and as arm and hand trainers for reaching and grasping movement. It assists with different therapeutic training for functions of the arms, hands, legs, ankles and assesses the improvement of the patient’s ability to move. In other words, it is meant to train lost body functions that have been altered due to the disease or injury.
Robotics training augments rehabilitation of persons with the following conditions:
- Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease
- Motor neuron disease
- Post stroke
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
Expected benefits from Robotics rehabilitation
- Improvements in active movement
- Improvement of functional limb use
- Regaining temporarily-lost functions and abilities
- Improve overall sense of well-being