We utilise machines to train our patients’ mobility in an effective and safe manner.
Machine Treatment is an umbrella term for the usage of any assisted equipment to aid the movement of patients who face limitations – which could be due to a neurological disorder, dysfunction or injury.
Some of the machines used are Motomed (targeting upper or lower limb movements); Standing Frame; Tilt Table; and Treadmill. These machines can help patients achieve some level of mobility to the best of their abilities. The patient is able to move in the safest and simplest way, which encourages them to stay mobile.
Machine therapy is effective in assisting neurologic rehabilitation. We provide the latest, modern types of equipment that creates safe therapeutic movement for people with physical limitations.
- Med bikes are based on an uniform and repetition training that helps to activate neuroplasticity when brain or nerve damage exists. Frequent and regular movement rediscover lost movement patterns, gentle mobilization, strengthen muscles and reduce spasticity. The assisted exercise helps increase circulation and blood flow to muscles.
- Standing frame brings additional benefits by changing position with passive range of motion to help maintain a good lordosis curve of spine aid in head control, expanding chest for ease breathing and greater lung capacity. In addition, people who don't have enough muscle strength to stand can stretch their leg and trunk muscles, strengthen muscles, improve kidney, bladder, and bowel functions, decrease muscle spasms and maintain bone integrity. Moreover, recovery of the ability to stand up and sustain load on the affected limb is crucial to gait training and recovery of upper limb functionality.
- Standing with tilt table assistance reintroduce patients to the vertical position when they are unable to stand or mobilize safely. It assists patients into standing has been encouraged as a technique to minimize the adverse effects of prolonged immobilization such as orthostatic hypotension, reduced oxygen consumption, reduced lung volumes, impaired gas exchange, muscle atrophy, joint contractures, peripheral nerve injuries and pressure areas. Early rehabilitation is recommended for chronically critically ill patients to improve functional outcome.
- Treadmill exercise is one of the most effective ways to regain motor function after a stroke. Since training on treadmill rewires damaged neural connections in the brain, it can help restoring walking ability, aiming to acquire more functional patterns and with increased gait speed, functional capacity, quadriceps muscle torque and postural balance thus lead to a better adaptation of ambulant stroke patients to real environments.
- Machine Therapy creates a motivating therapeutic environment for people with physical limitations. This positive training environment helps patients to maintain or achieve good health progressively.