Therapists at our Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation use the latest technology to help children and teens recover from injuries or disorders that have hindered their motor skills.
The center includes:
- Robotic assistance
- Functional electrical stimulation
- Body-weight support
- Biofeedback devices for both upper- and lower-extremity movements
This form of therapy can help patients, from age 2 to 21, with a variety of conditions. It helps build function and independence. The technology can fit patients of different sizes, from toddlers to high school football players.
Benefits of Technology-based Therapy
Our physical therapists and occupational therapists use technology to help your child perform important repetitive movements in different ways. This can help children with impairments build strength and coordination. It can also allow our therapists to work with your child on skills he may not be able to perform otherwise.
Our therapists also use computers and sensor controls. This allows them to pace and direct your child’s movement. The technology also tracks your child’s response and provides biofeedback. This promotes motor learning.
Research has shown that therapy with repetitive and random patterns helps the brain and spinal cord work together. This helps your child keep a skill he recently learned.
Our therapists also include games and activities into their treatment plans. This helps us keep patients motivated and engaged and deliver the best outcomes possible.
Technology-assisted therapy also:
- Helps your child perform more repetitions.
- Promotes communication between the brain and muscles.
- Gives us another tool to use in our care plan.