Angela Aldous, Bupa Therapy Operations Manager,
31
August
2018
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13:56
Europe/Amsterdam

Australian first: advanced robotics technology helping people walk again

Summary

Robotic gait training technology is now available at Bupa Therapy in Australia, helping people with various neurological and mobility related conditions. It is the first time the cutting-edge robotic gait technology (known as the G-EO System™) has become available in Australia.

The robotic gait trainer is designed to assist the nervous system to relearn motor skills and develop new neural pathways in the brain and help muscles regain strength. The robotics system has been designed to help people with a range of conditions, including spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

It has such a wide application and can also be used to help those with orthopaedic conditions, and where mobility and gait training is required.

The way it works is patients are suspended from a harness and the robot moves the patient through the motion of walking and stair climbing. According to the treatment plan the therapist can select passive, active assisted or the active modes of treatment.

We are happy to be working with REHA Technology and Patient Handling (the Australian distributor) to offer this innovative technology.

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About Bupa Therapy

Bupa Therapy provides speech pathology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy for adults with neurological and physical conditions, offering a “one stop therapy” experience.

The state-of-the-art facility, located in West Melbourne, Victoria, includes a rehabilitation gymnasium for individual and group therapy sessions, as well as individual treatment rooms and some of the latest rehabilitation equipment available.

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

We serve 15.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare to over 14.5m people in our clinics and hospitals and look after over 22,900 aged care residents.

We directly employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

Health insurance accounts for the majority our business. In some markets we also operate clinics, dental centres, hospitals, and care homes and villages.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.