One of the major issues for patients suffering from stroke, partial or total paralysis of certain limbs, or a spinal cord/nerve injury is the issue of mobility, especially the ability to walk. As the above diseases/conditions often result in the inability of adults or children to walk independently, they can cause worry and uncertainty for patients who question their own capabilities. Some patients may also experience stress or depression.
Getting back to walking (once again) is therefore a great way to restore confidence and quality of life, for both patients and their families. In addition to the care and rehabilitation provided by our team of expert medical personnel, our patients also benefit from advanced robot-assisted gait training technology that is adapted to each individual patient’s ability, enabling them to achieve their goals at their own pace and as quickly as they are able.
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic, Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, established the Am’walk Center to help rehabilitate patients with walking and mobility issues. The services provided at the center include mobility assessment and analysis as well as robot-assisted gait training. A variety of gait aids suitable to each patient’s individual ability level are also used, allowing patients to return to walking (once again) with confidence. We believe that taking the first step with confidence has a great impact on long-term quality of life.
Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital is the first private hospital to establish a gait and mobility rehabilitation center for patients of all ages. Our team of medical personnel specializing in the following areas of gait and mobility are ready to provide assistance to patients seeking to take their first steps (once again):
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