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Ruling Technology Trends Aiding PT Treatments Stay on Track

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Advancements in physical therapy treatment methods with the aid of technology have led to quicker and more effective recovery. 

FREMONT, CA: Rehabilitation physical therapy has changed drastically over the past few years. As a result of which patients can get back to the things more quickly that too in better ways. Below are some of the top ways that technology has enhanced the quality of care that physical therapists can provide to their patients.

•  Online Therapy

Smart devices and applications for physical therapy professionals and patients are a growing trend in the industry. Many applications among them provide handy resources, including physiotherapy glossaries, exercise videos, clinical tests, complete visual anatomy, to list a few.  These online therapies are designed to assist patients with their Home Exercise Programs (HEPs), and they aid clinics to save time and money while improving the quality of patient care.

•  Robotics

Rehabilitation robot is one futuristic tool for therapists to assist with exercises and can speed recovery for patients.  Robotics are particularly useful in teaching a patient to walk or balance. They also can accurately track a patient’s progress, and this data can be used to analyze how a patient is recovering, ultimately helping the therapist develop a treatment plan that benefits the individual patient.

•  Exoskeleton Solutions

Rehabilitation services are developing exoskeleton solutions that help patients suffering from varying degrees of paralysis with movement. These solution helps facilitate patient progress with progressive step modes and enforces biomechanical alignments and gait patterns. It is reported that patients typically start walking during their first session with the exoskeleton solutions.

Technology can play a pivotal role in physical therapy treatment by helping therapists diagnose more precisely, increase efficiencies, and reach more patients. All of this boils down to an improved patient experience, which translates to improved outcomes.

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