Robotic Assisted Gait Training

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ROBOTIC ASSISTED GAIT TRAINING

Cutting-edge technology that provides strength, stability, security and the ability to move in a normal, unrestricted manner in your day to day life. Take the test to find out if RAGT can enhance your rehabilitation program.
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ROBOTIC ASSISTED GAIT TRAINING

Robotic assisted gait training (RAGT) or robotic assisted walking is cutting-edge technology used in the rehabilitation of neurological injuries and conditions like spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy.

For example, after spinal cord injury the nerves supplying different parts of the body (arms and legs) may be affected and the signal to turn on and off those muscles may be absent or weak. A specific type of robotic assisted device can allow spinal cord injured clients to perform movements and function that might be otherwise impossible.

Robotic assisted devices are also used to enhance the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions such as osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, deconditioning after injury. By pairing exercise and functional movements (sit to stand, stairs, kneeling) using RAGT we are able to improve client’s patterning, strength and endurance during all types of movements.

ROBOTIC ASSISTED TECHNOLOGY

There are two main types of robotic assisted devices. Firstly, there are devices that move on their own regardless of what the client is doing. Secondly, there are devices that augment or assist the active movements of the client.

There have been significant advancements in the technology over the past ten years and this will continue to evolve in the upcoming age or artificial intelligence or AI. There are people currently using some of these devices on a daily basis to help with all kinds of activities of daily living – getting the mail, going up and down stairs, doing the laundry.

At Propel Physiotherapy we use cutting edge technology that is provided by the Keeogo™ which uses Dermoskeleton™ technology.  The device’s assistance is adjustable and is meant to complement one’s own strength. Dermoskeleton design is slim and non-intrusive to provide strength, stability, security and the ability to move in a normal, unrestricted manner in day to day life.

OTHER MOBILITY DEVICES

We also use the Keeogo robotic assisted walking device in conjunction with other advanced technology devices such as the LiteGait, Bioness and Odstock foot drop stimulators and most types of AFO’s and foot ups.  

Our experienced clinicians have experience working with a variety of conditions including: spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, post-surgical (total knee and hip replacements) and a range of complex orthopedic injuries.

SEATING & MOBILITY RESOURCES

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Keeogo Assistive Device for Walking

Julia, a University School student in Hamilton, Ontario, sustained a stroke in 2013, which affected her mobility on the left side of her body resulting in limitations to daily activities. In this video, Julia explains how wearing the Keeogo™ walking assistance device developed by B-TEMIA provides her with significant independence in her daily life, and enables her to do things like dance with her friends, climb stairs, work in a laboratory, and do without her walker or cane.

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OUR INTEGRATED PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES

We believe in helping our clients pursue optimal health and wellness through integrated health programs that include activity, education, and mindfulness. Propel Physiotherapy provides comprehensive client-centered care programs based on the most current, evidence-based techniques, and implemented in the most cost-effective manner possible. Once a program is tailored to your specific goals, treatment is delivered where it suits you best, whether that is in the home, at work, in your local pool or recreation centre, or in our specially-designed clinic spaces.

Let Us Bring Our Services To You

We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our two physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke and Pickering. For that reason, all of our services are mobile. Enjoy the benefits of our professional services in the comfort of your home, office or any suitable setting in your community.

After a full assessment of your needs and surroundings, one of our registered professionals will develop a program with your specific goals in mind to help you get to where you want in your physical health and wellness.

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TESTIMONIALS

“I had a traumatic brain injury and my progress has been outstanding thanks to the knowledge and encouragement of the staff in the clinic. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, you can really tell they take pride in their work. I would definitely recommend this location because they produce results!”

– Michael 

“Came to Propel after dealing with a mid back issue for months. From the facilities to treatment, the whole experience was top notch. Hoong’s assessment was thorough and the treatment got me feeling better quickly. He also gave me some exercises to work on which have continued to help. Would definitely recommend!”

– Carlos

“I was injured severely 4 years ago. I have needed an abundance of physiotherapy as well as massage therapy. This clinic has given me by far the greatest and most successful care and rehabilitation to get back to my life. The staff are extremely knowledgeable in their field and not only treat you as a client but as a friend or family member.”

– Vanessa