Rehabilitation Technology Benefits Stroke Patients
Fri, 05/31/2013 - 7:53am | Stacey Kinter
Stroke patients can benefit from the latest technology, whether it is a robotic device called AlterG (formerly Tibion) that strengthens the legs, or vision therapy using LCD glasses to improve visual motor skills. At Good Shepherd, we offer dozens of high-tech devices that help stroke patients improve strength, range-of-motion and coordination. Skilled therapists use these devices as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that also incorporates traditional therapy.
Using technology offers benefits for both therapists and patients. Some benefits include:
Rehabilitation Technology Center of Excellence
Good Shepherd is a Center of Excellence for rehabilitation technology, with many of our therapists specially trained and certified in using these technologies. We continually evaluate the devices we are using and new technologies as they become available to provide the best options for our patients. Many times Good Shepherd is one of the first facilities in the country to test and evaluate new devices, so we can frequently offer our patients options not available elsewhere in the area.
Learn more about rehabilitation technologies available at Good Shepherd.