We use advanced equipment to ensure that there is minimal impact on our patients’ joints as we train them to walk again.
The Next Step Robotic gait therapy is a fully robotic gait assisted ambulation therapy that assists patients with weak legs – which could be due to a stroke, traumatic head injuries, spinal cord injuries, or just general leg weakness. A harness is strapped around the hips of the individual to lift and support the body weight while the feet are placed on footplates – allowing the robot to guide the patient’s ankle movements.
In addition, the AI-based system will enable physical therapists to assess and save training protocols that have been optimised to suit each patient’s deficit – allowing a more customised approach. The goal of this is for the patient to be able to regain their walking abilities without the use of an ankle-foot orthotics (a brace) or if not, minimise the dependence on assistive devices.
The Hydrofocus hydrotherapy treadmill can be used either static or in motion – with a speed range of 0.2kpH to 10.0kpH while the water level can be adjusted from 100mm to 1200mm. The advantages of using this are as follows:
- It can boost self-confidence
The possibility of falling is drastically reduced – giving patients the reassurance they need, which in turn, results in them being more likely to stay committed to their programme.
- Patients can reap the benefits of the warm water
Warm water can help decrease joint inflammation.
- Alleviating pain with water buoyancy
Buoyancy can support the majority of an individual’s bodyweight – lessening pain and the impact on joints. Patients will feel it easier and lighter to walk as compared to walking on ground.
- It can serve to train breathing
With the hydrotherapy treadmill, lengthier exercise durations combined with the heightened resistance of the water can increase one’s cardiovascular endurance – leading to the patient having better physical stamina in the long run.
- It can be used for strengthening exercises
The physical therapist can create water turbulence, which will serve as resistance in order to strengthen the patient’s limbs and core.
- Gait training
The patient will be able to achieve a more natural gait pattern that is guided by the underwater treadmill as opposed to trying to walk in a static pool. The biomechanics created in this unweighted water environment will be carried over to on-ground movements.
The AlterG antigravity treadmill combines precision unweighting technology with real-time gait analytics and video feedback. It uses positive air pressure to support the patient’s bodyweight, enabling an unprecedented level of comfort and mobility without impeding natural gait mechanics. This enhances their freedom of movement and they are able to regain, maintain, and improve their mobility.
Our patients can expect a programme that is personalised and customised – all carried out in a setting with gorgeous and serene views. Not only do we push for medical excellence, we ensure that our clients receive treatment in an environment that is as comfortable as possible for an exceptional experience.
On the medical front, we understand that every patient has needs of their own. Therefore, after the initial assessment is done by the Rehab Physician, the therapist will carry out another round of assessment to help develop a programme that caters to your requirements.
Communication will be constant between the doctors and therapists so that all parties, including the patient, will be updated regarding his or her progress. Besides that, we try to involve our clients’ family members in their recovery journey as much as possible to encourage them to take ownership of the programme.