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Technology advances in rehabilitation
The Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is dramatically changing the way rehabilitation services are delivered.
Over the past decade the Institute has developed several innovative therapies that rely on state-of-the-art technologies. These unique services are offering fresh hope to patients and helping to challenge the old models of rehabilitation.
Sister Kenny uses robotics and virtual reality systems to help patients strengthen muscles, restore the ability to walk, improve balance and increase flexibility. Using advanced technology to enhance rehabilitation can reduce care costs, shorten hospital stays and help people return to their daily routines faster.
By studying how patients use the equipment and how quickly they improve, doctors and therapists are learning more about the resiliency of the nervous system and the restorative potential every patient has.
Advanced rehabilitation technologies currently available at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – Abbott Northwestern: