VIDEO: State-of-the-art rehab facility embraces robotics to transform patient treatment
An advanced robotics-based rehabilitation centre has launched at a Cambridgeshire care home which has been described as a “gamechanger” in how rehab treatments are delivered.
The only facility in East Anglia to offer the cutting-edge rehabilitation services and one of the few in the UK, Askham Rehab will use state-of-the-art equipment to help treat those recovering from strokes, neurological conditions, spinal injuries, brain injuries, as well as various traumas.
Unveiled as part of Askham Village Community in Doddington, the new centre will see Askham build on its 10 years of specialist neurorehabilitation experience and 30 years of care provision.
“This is going to be a gamechanger in our approach to rehabilitation,” commented Priscilla Masvipurwa, Head of Rehabilitation and Nursing Services.
“Robotics helps to bridge the gap, increasing the frequency and repetitiveness of treatment, something that’s an essential part of the process.
“We anticipate that this will enable us to support our patients to reach their goals in a more efficient and sustainable way.”
The technology will aim to get patients using their cognitive system, visual skills, as well as physical movements, as part of their treatments.
Occupational Therapist Victoria Holness-Waud, Director of OT Guru, commented: “Not only are we going to be able to do specific impairment-based retraining – lots of repetition of different movements which is great for outcomes – but we can also look at functional tasks.”
The outcomes achieved as a result of the new robotics and sensor-assisted technology have been called widely praised by healthcare professionals.
“Working alongside our patients to establish their personal goals, we deliver a tailored approach to suit individual needs,” continued Priscilla.
“Enabling patients in this way helps to aid them in their recovery, as they become fully invested in the process. The ethos at Askham Rehab is very much focused on a person-centred approach, and the introduction of robotics serves to enhance this further.
“This is very much a team effort, and with each patient we are their own personal team, empowering them to reach their goals.”
The facility was part-funded by the Cambridge Combined Mayoral Authority, with Askham investing the majority of funding.
Delivered by Tyromotion, a leading supplier of technology-based rehabilitation devices, the robotics equipment caters to a broad range of needs.
See the video of the new facility in action below: