COMPUTER BASED THERAPY
ROBOTIC & COMPUTER BASED REHABILITATION CLINIC
Aims of therapy at this clinic
Robotic & Computer based rehabilitation devices assists each client to remain motivated on the desired movement. The client is externally focused on the program and this assists with repetition of movement which is so very important to rehabilitation.
Visual and auditory feedback is received from the device and this provides incentive to work as hard as possible. Multiple games are available so that motivation can remain at its maximum. The overall aim is for the correct movement patterns to be repeated multiple times within the session. By repeating the same desired correct movement, connections between the brain and the muscles are initiated so that new pathways are formed. This is known as Neuroplasticity.
Participation in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is an important part of the process. The movement being repeated during the robotic & computer based rehabilitation sessions then needs to be put into practice. Discussions with each client occur in order to decide on meaningful ADLs to be completed. Clients will be directed by the therapist to ensure that the desired movement pattern is occurring.
Activate Motor Control
The main goal is to activate the muscles so that the client can complete the chosen activities with increased independence. Robotic & Computer based rehabilitation in conjunction with functional training and home based practice will assist in activating the desired movements, thus increasing functional independence.
It is important to remember that each client will progress at their own rate.