The Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit has state-of-the-art treatment facilities with two large gym areas, a hydrotherapy pool and smaller consultation area for one-to-one treatment sessions.
In addition to this we have access to a wide variety of therapy equipment and aids to daily living which promote independence and support best practice guidelines.
Advanced Assistive Technology
In 2011 we invested in some of the most technologically advanced assistive technology equipment available. We are now able to utilise this equipment within our rehabilitation programmes to optimise recovery.
The Lokomat is a new piece of technology for 2012 and is used to promote walking using a body weight support harness, treadmill and visual feedback on a computer screen.
The Erigo is a new piece of equipment in use from 2012 and is used to achieve an upright standing position and exercise both legs.
The Armeo is a new piece of technology for 2012 and is used to support the arm and promote activity using visual feedback using a computer screen.
Adjuncts to Treatment
We have a state of the art hydrotherapy pool with hoist. Hydrotherapy can be used for muscle strengthening and to practice activities that they are unable to perform on dry land. The aim is to progress to a point where these activities can then be performed outside of the pool. The warm water can also aid relaxation and relieve pain.
Functional Electrical Stimulation
This can be used to stimulate muscle activity to assist with walking or arm function and recovery.
It may be that your therapists recommend specialist splints and orthoses. Some of these can be supplied directly but others may need to be custom made. We work closely with external Orthotists who are able to provide this service. Different options and funding for splints or orthoses will be discussed with you as appropriate. Several therapists are also trained in the use of the Saeoboflex splints.
Computerised Dynamic Posturography
This is used in the treatment of vestibular and balance disorders.
Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
The speech and language therapists use this to assess swallowing, view the larynx and to measure tongue pressure and movements during swallow and speech.
There are a number of group sessions available on the Unit, which include, independent exercise group, upper limb group, spinal group, communication group, social group, making sense of it, breakfast group and a stroke education group.