State-of-the-art technology-based therapies

At rehabilitation clinic Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht, we believe that state-of-the-art technology utilising robot- and sensor-based training devices is able to create optimal training conditions for our patients. Various types of rehabilitation technology, especially robot-assisted therapy methods have already established themselves as the standard in neurological rehabilitation.

Robot-assisted therapy devices and systems allow our patients to begin specific therapy, in particular gait therapy, much earlier and in a highly repetitive manner that assists motor learning and stimulates neural reorganisation. Numerous studies have shown that it is the earliest possible use of such devices after stroke and other neurological conditions that improves patients’ remission prospects.

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Lower extremities and torso

The C-Mill® is a treadmill with weight relief and visual feedback mechanisms. The C-Mill is intended for patients who are already able to walk. Gait parameters are recorded and analysed thanks to the force plate. Visual feedback mechanisms such as projections on the treadmill surface promote a symmetrical gait pattern. The C-Mill is manufactured by Motek/Hocoma, DIH.

The DD System ELITE is a modern, pneumatically operated leg press. Its focus is on building strength and improving the lower limb motor coordination. Thanks to individual training protocols, the legs' performance can also be controlled separately. The DD System ELITE is manufactured by the Swiss brand ddrobotec

To stay fit, the body needs to be challenged regularly. The brain, which works according to the same principle, is often forgotten. Every movement requires perfect interaction between the body and the brain. The Dividat Senso specifically promotes and optimizes this communication. The cognitive-motor training sets new stimuli by specifically addressing brain functions in combination with movements. The Dividat Senso is from Dividat.

A wearable exoskeleton, the Ekso NR® enables a patient's free locomotion in space. Just like the Lokomat, it can even be used to offer patients with complete paralysis highly repetitive gait training. However, the main focus of the system is on training adequate weight transfer and thus training perception and balance. The Ekso GT is manufactured by Ekso Bionics.

The Erigo® is a tilting table used to gradually verticalize patients. Promoting simple gait patterns, it helps to train and stabilize a patient's cardiopulmonary system. The Erigo is manufactured by Hocoma, DIH.

According to scientific research, the Lokomat® is the most effective device in robotics-assisted rehabilitation, enabling patients to perform physiological gait training on a treadmill with weight relief. The patient's activity is additionally promoted through feedback mechanisms. Leg movement is supported by motors, so that even patients with complete leg paralysis can begin highly repetitive gait training. Therefore, this training system can be used for patients with various neurological conditions. The Lokomat is manufactured by Hocoma, DIH.

The Myosuit is one of the lightest exoskeletons on the market. It offers people with leg weakness the necessary support for the stance phase when they are walking or standing. Possible applications range from inpatient rehabilitation to use in the home environment and in leisure time.

The Valedo® is a sensor-based system aimed at trunk training with real-time visual feedback. The sensor technology allows patients with a small range of motion to receive optimal training. The Valedo is manufactured by Hocoma,DIH.

Upper extremities

The ArmeoSenso® is a sensor-based training system for the upper extremities. It is primarily aimed at patients who already have good function in their upper limb. The ArmeoSenso is produced by Hocoma, DIH.

The ArmeoSpring® is a single-arm exoskeleton with weight relief. The arm relief enables the patient to activate existing residual arm functions so that exercises can be done in a playful manner. All arm movements are initiated by the patient. The main goal is to achieve a larger active range of motion. The ArmeoSpring is produced by Hocoma, DIH.

The Gloreha® is a robotic glove for selective finger and hand rehabilitation. Patients with absent hand functions can train passively, with the robot mobilising their hand. Patients with incipient hand functions can train with the robot supporting the hand movement only when the patient initiates it. The Gloreha is manufactured by Idrogenet srl.  

The Myro® is an interactive therapy system for the upper extremities with virtual touch applications in combination with real objects. The Myro therapy supports uni- and bilateral training of gross and fine motor skills. Concentration, coordination and visual-spatial perception can also be trained in a playful way. The Myro is produced by Tyromotion.

The Pablo® is a sensor-based therapy system for the upper extremities. It can be used for patients with a wide range of conditions. Patients with good arm functions can train with the position sensors only. When the position sensors are used with the Multiboard and the Multiball, patients with worse arm functions can train too. The Pablo is produced by Tyromotion.

The IVS 3 is based on intensive visual simulation. With the help of a camera, a movement of the healthy arm is recorded and then mirrored on the monitor. When looking at the monitor, patients get the impression that their affected arm is actually moving, which contributes to a significant improvement in motor recovery, a reduction in spasticity and a reduction in pain in the affected upper extremity. The device is produced by Dessinty.

We also use conventional exercise and strength training equipment. Our equipment is manufactured by Frei Swiss.

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