Rehabilitation Center That Includes the Tutor System Successful

Robert Guttersohn writing for on December 24, 2011 tells about when Walt Sokac was a high school athlete the trainer assigned to his team was a fellow student who  only knew how to tape ankles after an injury.
Sokac is now the director of rehabilitation for the Sharon Regional Health System out of Pennsylvania, where technology maps the recovery of athletes from injury and their return to the court or field.
But for many of the nearby valleys’ high-school, college and free-time athletes, the injury road ends in Hubbard at the health system’s Diagnostic and Specialty Center.
“It’s kind of a nonclinical atmosphere,” according to Ed Newmeyer, the director of marketing and community relations, during a recent visit to the Hubbard facility.
The center features digital X-rays, cardiac stress tests and ultrasound testing. But the most important aspect is a sports rehabilitation center.
It also has an artificial-turf field with football-field lines painted on it. It also has  a half  basketball court and hoop.
Of course a good rehabilitation center will feature the top tools and methods to restore normal mobility to athlete’s injured limbs.
Such devices will feature the Tutor system. The HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3DTutor have been designed to optimize sensory and cognitive performance to allow the patient to better perform everyday functional tasks and improve their quality of life.
For example the ArmTutor™ and HandTutor system has been developed to allow for functional rehabilitation of the upper extremity including the shoulder, elbow and wrist. The system consists of an ergonomic wearable glove and arm brace together with dedicated rehabilitation software. The ArmTutor™ and HandTutor system allow the physical and occupational therapist to report on and evaluate the patients functional rehabilitation progress. This allows the OT and PT to prescribe the right customized and motivating intensive exercise practice which is the cornerstone to manual rehabilitation therapy. Intensive repetition of movement is achieved through  challenging games set to the patients movement ability. The Tutor system provides detailed exercise performance instructions and precise feedback on the patients exercise performance. Controlled exercise of multijoints within the normal movement pattern prevents the development of undesired and compensatory joint movement and ensures better performance of functional tasks. Telerehabilitation allows the recovering patient to continue his physical therapy at home.See for more information.

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