Robotic Therapy using Reo GoTM
Doylestown Hospital's Rehabilitation Department is now using an entirely new robotic technology, Reo GoTM, to meet the therapeutic needs of patients recovering from stroke, other neurological disorders or shoulder conditions.
Reo GoTM is a unique approach to neuromuscular retraining of the upper extremities. It is based on the proven concept that therapy using numerous repetitions can help patients who are disabled by stroke or other neurological problems to regain the use of their arms and shoulders. The Reo GoTM incorporates advanced robotic technology into the therapy process to enable more effective, comfortable and easy to administer repetitive movement therapy.
Doylestown Hospital was the first hospital in Bucks County to offer the Reo GoTM. The robot does not replace the rehab therapist. Instead, it actually helps the therapist to help patients progress to higher levels of function. Using computerized games and cognitive problems involving arm movements, it activates the brain's reorganization process and motivates the patient while increasing range of motion to the injured limb. The robotic exercise actually becomes more challenging as the patient recovers. The robot's computer also captures data and follows progress and improvement, which in turn allows the therapist to offer more personalized and effective treatment.
Reo GoTM is one of the skilled therapy services covered by most insurances.
For more information on robotic therapy please call 215-345-2892.