The robotic rehabilitation system can be employed in patients with neurological illnesses who have gait problems, patients who have lost their balance, and patients who have any ailment that impairs their ability to walk.
What is Robotic Rehabilitation
With the advent of technology, robotic rehabilitation systems have started to be applied in the field of rehabilitation. Robotic Rehabilitation Systems can be used to assist patients with any condition that causes difficulty walking. In addition to traditional rehabilitation procedures, particularly in the rehabilitation of neurological illnesses, the highest level of therapy includes assistance for robotic rehabilitation, one of the latest technology approaches. Not only patients who are unable to walk benefit from robotic therapy; individuals with gait disorder also benefit.
Which Diseases Can Be Treated With A Robotic Rehabilitation System?
The robotic rehabilitation system is particularly intended for use in neurological disease groups with gait problems, patients who have lost their balance, and patients who have had orthopedic surgery and have lost their walking abilities.
Patients that often use robotic therapy throughout their treatment
- Hemiplegic patients: Patients who have suffered a stroke (paralysis) lose their ability to walk. It is critical to maintain the patient’s correct walking pattern throughout the recovery procedure. An abnormal gait pattern is frequently permanent. As a result, robotic rehabilitation may be utilized to establish an appropriate walking pattern during the initial stages of therapy and to progress to autonomous walking and walking activities on different floors throughout the subsequent phases.
- Patients with spinal cord injuries: Patients who sustain spinal cord injuries as a result of falls, traffic accidents, or other trauma may have a loss of walking ability on a partial or total basis. Mobilization is also critical for these individuals.
- Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy (Paralysis of the Brain) Robotic rehabilitation, which is used to teach children with Cerebral Palsy to walk, is extremely effective and should be incorporated into the rehabilitation regimen.
- Multiple Sclerosis and other muscle disorders: Robotic therapy is used to reestablish walking activity and adapt the muscles to this activity in the rehabilitation of all muscle diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis.
- Parkinson’s Disease: Patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease acquire a short stepping pattern and their walking ability is significantly impaired. By providing Parkinson’s patients with proper walking training, it is hoped that they would gain greater independence in their everyday tasks.
- Following orthopedic surgical procedures that result in the loss of walking abilities: Following some surgical procedures, walking exercise should be initiated at a specified percentage of body weight. In these instances, robotic rehabilitation is used.
Are There Any Distinctive Characteristics of Robotic Rehabilitation Systems?
Robotic rehabilitation systems are classified into two types: end-effector and exoskeleton. Tedavi Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center’s robotic rehabilitation system is an end effector system, which means it is supported by a machine at the final link of the kinematic chain (outpatient).
Due to the fact that end effector systems leave the hip and knee joints free, the patient is able to participate actively in walking training. The patient moves in conjunction with the robotic rehabilitation system and develops the ability to train the proper muscle at the appropriate moment. This guarantees that the patient walks faster and with a higher quality stride. End effector systems perform better than other systems in relearning to walk because they allow for the patient’s active engagement.
In comparison to previous robotic systems, the patient is supported by a two-point weight bearing system, which results in improved body stability. The two-point weight bearing system enables the use of symmetrical, asymmetrical, dynamic, and static weight bearing systems in a variety of loads, allowing for the creation of a support system according to the individual’s demands. Only the Woodway Lokohelp Robotic Rehabilitation System have this function.
Unlike many other systems, the Woodway Lokohelp Robotic Rehabilitation system in our facility allows for walking training on a variety of surfaces. The inclination angle (ramp) enables patients to practice hill climbing in the areas where they are most challenged. When this mode is engaged, the muscles in the rear legs become more stimulated.