Therapeutic Technology

New technology continues to push the boundaries of what once was considered full recovery from certain injuries or conditions. Today, for instance, top inpatient rehabilitation facilities deploy robotic tools that give stroke patients the ability to again use their upper extremities or help spinal cord injury patients with early ambulation.

Our hospital has a 4,000-square-foot therapy gym and provides such leading-edge technology – as well as therapists trained to best use it – to ensure our patients are positioned to recover as quickly as possible.

Here are some examples of some of the industry’s best technology deployed at our hospital:

LiteGait®

LiteGait® is a body-weight support system and gait training device that provides a safe environment for patients to participate in gait training over a treadmill or over ground. This system allows patients to begin gait training earlier in the rehabilitation process and at a lower level than would be feasible with any other assistive device available. The LiteGait system eliminates the fear of falling and/or loss of balance with standing and walking tasks and allows the therapist the ability to provide manual assistance to the legs and pelvis throughout the gait cycle to facilitate proper gait patterns. 

InMotion

The BIONIK InMotionARM™ Robot is often used with the many patients who suffer from weakness in their upper extremities after a stroke. The ARM Robot helps patients utilize current strength abilities to complete hundreds of repetitions in a fraction of the time of traditional exercise. Repetition is one of the most important factors when considering neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to repair and relearn movements following a stroke. This evidence-based neurorehabilitation technology quietly monitors the patient’s movements during therapy while it gently assists where needed to help complete various motor therapy activities.

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EksoGTTM

The EksoGT™ exoskeletal unit assists patients with early ambulation following a stroke or spinal cord injury. Ekso is a robotic exoskeleton that can be fitted to the majority of patients. This allows patients to stand and ambulate early in the rehab process, which is key to their long-term prognosis. Clinical evidence indicates that gait training in the Ekso improves patients’ balance, walking distance and gait speed outside of the device at discharge compared to admission.

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RehabTracker

RehabTracker is a ground-breaking mobile app that is transforming the way we engage with patients and their families. Patients can view their personalized goals, see and track their progress in real-time, share that progress with invited family and friends, and receive messages of support from loved ones – all from the palm of their hands.