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Robotic rehabilitation therapy offers hope to patients of all ages suffering from neurological impairment due to stroke, injury or disease (like Parkinson’s). Using advanced robotics, our team helps you reduce pain and improve your ability to move, stand, walk or grasp and manipulate objects.

At the Advanced Neuro Recovery Center, our robotic technology helps you move your body while repeated rehabilitation techniques help retrain your brain. You can see improvements and start to regain your ability to perform everyday tasks as early as your first four visits.

Why Choose Us for Robotic Rehabilitation

  • A better chance at recovery: Robotic rehabilitation engages you in the recovery process faster than traditional therapy. Patients enjoy completing tasks that would be impossible or tedious without our robotic and virtual reality devices.
  • Relief from a full range of conditions: We can help you improve symptoms from many neurological conditions. Robotic rehab may offer relief if you’re suffering from the effects of stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy or spinal cord and brain injuries.
  • Improved function, even years after stroke: Your movement, strength and control can be improved even if your neurological impairment didn’t happen recently.
  • Recognized for stroke care: Our Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers means you have access to the highest level of stroke care 24 hours a day.
  • Personalized care: Your care is tailored to your unique health concerns and personal goals. Before getting started, you’ll have a detailed evaluation to ensure your rehabilitation plan includes the best treatments for you. 
  • Recommended by experts: Robotic rehab is an evidence-based therapy approved by the National Stroke Association, American Heart Association and FDA. Because it gives a better chance at a fuller recovery, it’s been recognized as an important companion to traditional therapies. 
Danny Lindbeck
"You get the feeling you’re actually making progress when you can walk again."

Conditions We Treat

  • Stroke, or brain attack, happens when blood stops flowing to your brain. It's an emergency situation that can cause serious, long-term damage. 
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI), where trauma bruises or tears the spinal cord. Damage to the spinal cord can impair many normal bodily functions.
  • Traumatic brain injury, where the brain is damaged after you’re struck in the head. Brain damage can prevent you from moving or thinking normally or impair bodily functions.
  • Parkinson's disease (PD), which can cause tremors, instability and erratic and slow movement.
  • Cerebral palsy (CP), a lifelong neurological disorder affecting how the brain and muscles communicate, causing problems with normal motor function.
  • Neuromuscular disorders, which affect the motor and sensory nerves, often causing muscle weakness. Common disorders include muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis and spinal muscular atrophy.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of the central nervous system that can slowly worsen over time. MS damages the protective covering of nerve fibers, leading to multiple physical problems such as difficulty moving. 

What to Expect

We’ll start out by evaluating whether robotic rehabilitation therapy is a good choice for you. If it is, you’ll come to weekly therapy sessions where we’ll help you improve your movement over time.

During your sessions, you’ll perform exercises while assisted by a robotic device. The device is strapped to your body to help you move using the limbs affected by neurological impairment. Each robotic device uses sensors to adapt to your movements. 

As you move, the device will either assist or resist your movements to help with your recovery. You’re always the one in control, initiating each movement during exercise tasks. Over time, you’ll be able to safely and properly relearn how to move your body — and we’ll be there to help every step of the way.

Your First Visit

Your first visit is free of charge. During the visit, we’ll ask you some questions and take measurements to ensure one of our devices is appropriate for you. If robotic therapy is a good choice for your recovery, we’ll set you up with the device for a trial session. Your trial takes place during the same visit, free of charge.

During the complimentary trial, we test your range of motion and make sure repetitive use of the device won’t cause pain or irritation. If testing goes well, you’ll be approved to use the robotic device during your recovery.

Treatment

Robotic rehabilitation should not replace conventional therapy. To accelerate your recovery, we recommend you continue conventional therapy at the same time as robotic rehab. 

We’ll work with you to understand your goals and determine how many treatment sessions you’ll need to meet those goals. Usually, we recommend four sessions in a block for treatment with one robotic device. Research indicates the greatest progress is made by using robotic therapy three times per week up to 18 sessions. Each session lasts about 45 minutes.

Your treatment plan will include the robotic device best suited to your needs and a number of specialized exercise techniques. Our devices include:

  • Ekso, a line of powered exoskeletons (wearable robotic suits) that help rehabilitate impaired ability to stand and walk.
  • InMotion ARM, robotic devices that help rehabilitate impairments in the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist and hand.

Results

Robotic rehabilitation therapy can give you impactful, long-lasting results. Over many repetitions of specialized exercise tasks, your brain will reorganize itself to help you relearn (known as neuroplasticity). Patients report improved ability to perform everyday tasks up to two years after treatment, including picking up objects and walking around the house. Results can include:

  • Improved function of impaired limbs
  • Reduced pain and spasticity (stiffened muscles)
  • Larger, more accurate range of motion
  • Increased strength

Frequently Asked Questions

What insurance do you accept?

Unfortunately, medical insurance does not cover the cost of robotic therapy. We offer a cash self-pay program. 

How much does a visit cost?

This is a cash pay program. Please call for up to date pricing.

Who’s eligible for robotic rehabilitation therapy?

Eligibility varies for each robotic device. We’ll determine if you’re eligible for a certain device during your complimentary trial.

InMotion ARM Eligibility

  • Able to sit up in a chair
  • No upper extremity contractures that would limit robotic range of motion
  • No skin or bone disease that would be problematic with repetitive use
  • Able to follow one or two step commands
  • Medically healthy to tolerate repetitive use exercise

 Ekso Device Eligibility (In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above)

  • Upper extremity motor function in one arm of at least grade 4 or 5
  • Involved in a standing program
  • Weight of 220 pounds or less 
  • Height between 5’0” and 6’4”
  • Standing hip width of 18” or less
  • Near normal range of motion in hips, knees and ankles
  • Spasticity score of 3 or less on modified Ashworth scale
  • InMotion® inclusion criteria

Take the Next Step

To get started, fill out the medical clearance paperwork with the doctor referring you for robotic rehabilitation. Please send the completed paperwork to us using one of the following methods:

  • Email: ORCRobotics@LLU.edu 
  • Fax: 909-558-5113
  • Drop off or mail:
    11406 Loma Linda Drive
    South Entrance
    Loma Linda, CA 92354

Once we receive the completed paperwork, we will schedule an appointment for a complimentary trial with one of our robotic specialists. If you have any questions, please call us at 909-558-5879. We look forward to helping you recover with the best possible results.

Patient Journey

John Avila

John Avila

We help patients like John Avila recover from injury and retrain their bodies using robotic devices and specialized exercises. Read his story to learn more about robotic rehabilitation.
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