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New technology helps patients walk again

Patient Spotlight March 23, 2020 By Main Line Health

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offers the most cutting-edge technology to assist physicians and therapists in helping patients reach their goals. One example is the exoskeleton—a robotic walking device that helps patients who have had a neurological event, such as a stroke or spinal cord injury, stand and walk during their rehabilitation. 

“The exoskeleton is essentially a robotic device that is fitted to the patient. Through robotic movement, it facilitates lower extremity mobility, helping advance the patient’s legs while they walk,” explains Clare Small-McEvoy, director of Therapy Services at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, part of Main Line Health. “With verbal and hands-on assistance from the physical therapist, patients are able to take more steps during therapy, improving their balance, distance walked and walking quality.” 

She continues, “This kind of advanced technology helps our therapy team optimize the patient’s overall care during their rehabilitation, both inpatient and outpatient.”

To see our technology at work and how it's helped our patients recover, we hope you'll watch the below video, featuring Alexandria Warner, a patient who turned to Bryn Mawr Rehab after a devastating automobile accident.

 

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