Physical Therapy – Technology Innovation

PT and Robots

Another futuristic tool for rehab therapists, rehabilitation robots, assist therapists with exercises and can speed recovery for patients with such neurological impairments as traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and cerebral palsy. Practice makes permanent, and in PT, practice—repetitive movement—is key to recovery. Robots increase the number of repetitions performed by PT patients; in fact, a robot can help a patient perform ten times the number of repetitions in a normal one-hour session. You’ve probably heard of anti-gravity and underwater […]