I recently had the opportunity to present a poster presentation at the recent Australian New Zealand Spinal Cord Society annual conference about the findings of a case report about using REX Bionics robotic exercise device not for walking but for upper limb rehabilitation.dsc02376

The poster, supporting video and short 2 minute presentation all provided the ideal platform to raise awareness about the clinical application of using exoskeletons in clinical practice, which to date has been a bit vague and many clinicians have questioned why or how there clients could actually benefit.

The REX is unique as it is stable enough to stand alone and allow the individual in the robot to move their trunk and upper body freely. The REX also provides a range of REXercises which place the user into a range of static and dynamic lower limb positions enabling a huge range of clinical exercises and goals to be addressed.

The poster reports on a 10 week program of once a week upper quadrant rehabilitation exercises completed by a T5 spinal cord injured individual who reported a significant decrease in shoulder and neck pain and complete elimination of his headaches.

For full information please see the Poster Presented;rex-anzscos-cnp-a0-poster-2016-final

And watch the supporting video as well;