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2018
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Australian first: advanced robotics technology is helping people walk again

Robotic gait technology is now available at Bupa Therapy, helping people with spinal and brain injuries.

This is the first time the cutting-edge robotic gait technology (known as the GEO-System™) is being trialled in Australia.

The robotics are designed to help muscles regain strength and for the nervous system to relearn motor skills and develop new neural pathways in the brain.

Patients are suspended from a harness and the robotic movements take the patient through the motions of walking, stair climbing and standing strongly.

Bupa Therapy Operations Manager, Angela Aldous says the robotics can help people with neurological and orthopaedics conditions.

"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," she says.

"It has a wide application and is also helping those with orthopaedic conditions, and where mobility and gait training is required."

For more information about the robotic G-EO SystemTM or Bupa Therapy, call (03) 7017 8580 or visit the Bupa Therapy website.

Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be a Bupa member or NDIS participant.

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.

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