Exoskeleton therapy, in the context of rehabilitation, utilises exoskeletons to restore mobility, improve balance, and facilitate proper gait mechanics.
These robotic exoskeletons are used to assist patients with mobility impairments or to aid in the rehabilitation of individuals recovering from various injuries or surgeries. The robotic suits are designed to be worn by the patient, aiding in joint movement and providing support.
There are several reasons a physiotherapist might recommend exoskeleton therapy. Its benefits include:
Mobility restoration: Particularly for those with spinal cord injuries, exoskeletons can provide a chance to stand and walk again.
Speedy recovery: Post surgeries or injuries, exoskeletons can facilitate a quicker return to regular movement patterns.
Reduced muscular atrophy: Immobility can lead to muscle loss. Exoskeletons help in promoting muscle use and reducing atrophy.
Neuroplasticity encouragement: By facilitating repetitive movements, exoskeletons can aid the brain in forming new connections, crucial in stroke rehabilitation.
Improved balance and strength: These devices offer the stability and support required to retrain muscles and improve overall balance.
At Parkway Rehab centres in Singapore, we utilise exoskeletons in our rehabilitation therapy to benefit patients with mobility issues following medical conditions such as:
At Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, we have built a reputation for quality rehabilitation services in Singapore and the region.
We provide rehabilitation services such as exoskeleton therapy, physiotherapy, speech language therapy, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, and home care services for patients of all ages.