Neuromotor Rehabilitation | Fondazione Santa Lucia

Neuromotor Rehabilitation

The Rehabilitation Project

Neuromotor rehabilitation is aimed at the functional recovery of patients with disorders of neurological origin. It provides rehabilitative services to both inpatient and day hospital patients. The rehabilitation is effective for stroke and coma, spinal cord injury patients as well as those with degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and encephalitis. The complex nature of the diseases treated requires custom, multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation programs. The objective of neuromotor rehabilitation is the recovery of the strength and control of the movement of arms and legs, balance and gait.

 

Technology Support

Each ward has a gym of 400 sqm. equipped with modern technology for rehabilitation. Robotic aids like Gait Trainer, Human Body Posturizer, WalkAide and Bioness L300 allow the patient to increase the early intensity of the treatment during the neuromotor rehabilitation. Exercises done with the aid of virtual reality promotes the involvement of the patient and level of motivation. The hospital also has a TechnoRoom for the application of brain-computer interfaces in the rehabilitation of stroke patients and other technological aids for rehabilitation of cognitive functions and the prevention of falls. In the treatment of patients with spinal cord injury, the hospital also has the ReWalk Training Center to support the use of exoskeletons.

 

Therapy Pool and Occupational Therapy

In addition to physiotherapy sessions in the gym, the multidisciplinary rehabilitation patient may receive hydrokinetic therapy treatments and occupational therapy sessions. Rehabilitation in water reduces the pressure and facilitates joint movements, anticipating the recovery process. Occupational therapy helps the person to recover the autonomy of action in everyday life, through the correct use of aids or through the development of alternative patterns of motion, to offset the lost functionality.