Rehabilitation technologies at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation give patients with conditions like stroke, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis a second chance at recovery. Bionic legs, electrical stimulation and a wearable robotic “skeleton” may sound like science fiction, but these rehabilitation technologies are giving patients with conditions like stroke, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis a second chance at recovery at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation.
“These technologies help patients function and feel better,” says Sue Golden, PT, director of Neurorehabilitation. All three devices, part of the Second Chance Rehabilitation Program, help patients who completed therapy for a neurological problem years ago by improving function and quality of life. They can also be used to treat recent neurological problems. AlterG Bionic Leg  (formerly Tibion Bionic Leg)
As of March 2012, Good Shepherd owns an Ekso and uses it in therapy for patients with spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis. “Patients with neurological disorders should never give up,” says Golden. “More devices are in development that will help provide a second chance.”
Call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422) for more information.