rehabilitation technology

Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Galactic Impact on Rehab

AlterG antigravity treadmillGravity is highly overrated – at least when it comes to recovering from an injury or surgery. Gravity, the natural force that causes objects to pull toward the center of the Earth, has a significant, and often painful, impact on joints, such as hips, knees and ankles.

Nurturing Innovation

One of the strengths that drew me to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network was the organizational culture. Each staff member is ingrained with a high level of compassion and spirit of innovation that have become the calling cards of the Good Shepherd brand.

Insist on the Best Inpatient Rehabilitation

If you or a family member is recovering from an injury or illness – such as a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or multi-trauma – you deserve the best inpatient rehabilitation available to return to the people and activities you love more quickly and with more function and independence.

Consumer Electronics Devices Impact Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology

Imagine devices that allow you to control your computer without touching a keyboard, mouse or screen, or let you effortlessly traverse a virtual world using a 3D headset and multi-directional treadmill.  High-tech devices like these already exist and may be at your local electronics store soon.

Rehabilitation Technology Benefits Stroke Patients

Rehabilitation TechnologyStroke 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.

Ekso Provides Hope and Healing after Spinal Cord Injury

Kevin Oldt in EksoOn January 17, 2002, I suffered a snowmobiling accident that turned my world upside down.

I will never forget being told that, as a result of the T-12 spinal injury, I may never walk again. It took years to come to terms with life in a wheelchair.

More than Fun and Games: The Apple iPad as a Tool for People with Disabilities

Apple iPad at Good ShepherdLately, everyone has been talking about the Apple® iPad®. It’s on everyone’s Christmas list this year, because it can be used for many applications. You can send e-mail with the iPad, play music via iTunes, download pictures, surf the web and much more.

Technology Can Be a Powerful Tool in Assessing Children with Mobility Issues

Children with mobility issues present unique challenges in rehabilitation, and technology can help to ensure that these children get the right treatment at the right time.

Often, children with issues such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, seizure disorders, developmental delays and brain tumors, can have mobility issues that make it difficult for them to get around. This can seriously impact the quality of their lives.

Using Technology To Help Stroke Survivors with Balance and Walking Issues

Lite Gait Rehabilitation TechnologyOften, individuals find they have issues walking normally or balancing after a stroke. When combined with expert hands-on therapies, certain rehabilitation technologies can help get stroke survivors standing and walking normally again. 

Technology Makes Things Possible for Stroke Patients with Foot Drop

Ness L300“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.”

This quote, which appeared in an IBM manual, circa 1991, is one of my favorites, and it is especially relevant for stroke survivors.

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