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Leading the Way in Neurotechnology

Hobbs Rehabilitation is at the forefront of trialling and embedding the use of neurotechnology into clinical practice. Hobbs was the first centre in the UK to begin using Ekso Bionics’ exoskeleton within its rehabilitation programmes. Evidence shows that high intensity and high levels of repetition of an activity enhances neuroplastic change, and can therefore improve outcomes. By combining hands-on concentrated rehabilitation services alongside state-of-the-art neurotechnology we help our patients to significantly speed up their recovery process. 

More Reps, Better Outcomes

Every condition is unique and can affect people in many different ways. In order to provide an individualised programme which is tailored to suit your goals, an initial assessment is the place to start. Your therapy could include neurotechnology rehabilitation and/or a specific piece of equipment, but your therapist will discuss your suitability and clinical need during your assessment.

What is Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)?

Functional Electrical Stimulation is a well-established rehabilitation technology supported by significant evidence. FES has an important role to play in treating conditions affecting the central nervous system such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, both in adults and children.

How Does Functional Electrical Stimulation Work?

FES delivers small electrical impulses that are used to activate individual or groups of muscles when a person is unable to do so independently due to their neurological condition. Stimulation can be done for simple but profound benefits that include:

  • muscle strengthening
  • muscle endurance
  • tone reduction
  • improving range of motion
  • oedema management
  • sensory re-education

Functional electrical stimulation can be used specifically during a functional task such as correcting foot drop during walking or hand function during grasp and release. 

FES can also be used to limit the negative changes of complete/permanent paralysis or assist in the recovery of nerve and muscle function.

Hobbs Rehabilitation FES Services

Functional electrical stimulation is available as part of your rehabilitation across our centres in two different pathways:

  1. As a stand-alone FES service. As an assistive technology. Assessments are 1.5 hours with a specialist neurotherapist with training in the required device. We will complete an assessment for your FES needs with a specific device. Depending on the device a trial period may be possible with options for purchasing, device set-up and reviews thereafter.
  2. Builds part of your treatment plan as an inpatient, outpatient and/or part of your intensive rehabilitation programme. Alongside other treatment options, neurotechnology rehabilitation such as FES may be used if indicated by your clinical needs.
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What to Expect

Neurotechnology can be a great addition to your therapy programme to help increase repetitions and speed up your recovery process. However, not all neurotechnology is suitable for all cases. Our Intensive Rehabilitation packages, which achieve better results in a shorter period of time, may also be suitable for you. During the initial assessment, your therapist will assess your movement and function and discuss your suitability for neurotechnology and/or intensive rehabilitation. 

Let's Get Started

Our locations have access to different pieces of neurotechnology equipment – offering our services in inpatient, outpatient and community settings – find your nearest centre

Alternatively, call us on 01962 779796 to talk with our team or fill out our enquiry form on our contact page.

We accept self-referrals and referrals from Consultants, General Practitioners, other Health Care Professionals and Case Managers.

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