Exoskeletons, hydrotherapy and their real place with Spinal Cord Injury Individuals

Should you or should you not be buying Exoskeletons? Or would it be more beneficial to take the plunge into hydrotherapy? Looking through different people’s eyes and collaborating on decisions like these will mean the best “right” decision will be made for each and every individual.

Hydropool
Hydropool
Exoskeletons
Exoskeletons

At Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital will be exploring this concept on the 10th July. Hearing from differing professionals within the field. They will be speaking about the exoskeleton’s currently available in the marketplace and the assessment process. How hydrotherapy can be used to benefit those with spinal cord injuries, and hearing from solicitors on their views within this industry.
After the discussions take place there will be LIVE demonstrations of both the exoskeleton and the hydrotherapy pool. This will mean for those attending they can see clearly how these pieces of equipment work and help those in need of them. It also allows questions to be answered.

Often, we find a patient is recommended to buy one of the exoskeletons which may not always be the most beneficial way to rehabilitate each individual and can work out to be very expensive. We like to believe by assessing each individual case in turn and working out the best course of rehabilitation for them, this may be using the exoskeletons a few times a week alongside sessions of hydrotherapy, will be the most beneficial. Or we may recommend a different exoskeleton to the one originally planned. Currently we have four exoskeletons at The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital, all of which our physio team are trained to assess for, thus meaning a patient can come to us and be assessed on each exoskeleton and we can then recommend which would be best for them to use.

The use of these pieces of equipment can make massive changes within people’s lives, they can reduce pain and spasticity as well as having a direct impact upon someone’s psychological wellbeing. Being able to stand and make eye contact, stepping outside and venturing into local towns can be hugely motivating for individuals. Similarly, hydrotherapy can assist with spasticity, pain management as well has having brilliant effects on people’s cardiovascular fitness which will help them gain strength helping the rehabilitation process.

If you would like any more information on the event or to come along, please fill in the information to the right or to have a look at the program click here

2019-06-10T09:37:21+01:0010th June, 2019|
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