December 20, 2018

Helping Residents Move Forward

With Stroke Recovery

Individuals recovering from stroke must overcome many challenges
to recapture the basic skills they’ve lost.

At Oakwood, we’re here to assist residents on their journey – easing the way in our supportive environment to facilitate their return to the daily activities they love.

To help our residents attain the best possible outcomes, we have recently introduced two new pieces of cutting-edge equipment:

Our Robotic Gait Trainer improves residents’ functional mobility and balance by supporting users in a harness in a mobile frame – providing the freedom to determine one’s gait pattern without the risk of falling.

Our 3D Arm-Weight Apparatus is an active assistive arm support that allows users to move their otherwise limited arms during engaging computer programs The machine provides customizable support at each joint and tracks user range of motion allowing our residents to track their progress, The game-like exercises are designed to train core movement patterns that are commonly used in Activities of Daily Living.

Our therapy team is pleased to see continued resident improvement and increased user engagement with usage of this equipment. We continue to explore all of the benefits and uses of this equipment for individuals with a wide range of neurological diagnoses including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as various orthopedic conditions.