How Technology is revolutionizing rehabilitation

How Technology is revolutionizing rehabilitation

In modern times, technology is ubiquitous. It seems like there’s not a single part of our lives that isn’t touched by technological innovation in some way. And rightly so—technology has made our lives easier in innumerable ways. But what about when it comes to rehabilitation? What is technology used for in rehabilitation?

In this post, we’ll take a look at the uses of technology in rehab and discuss how it can help patients recover more effectively.

What is rehabilitation and how can technology be used to help patients recover from injuries or illnesses?

Rehabilitation is the process of helping patients recover from injuries or illnesses. The goal of rehabilitation is to restore function and improve quality of life. Technology can play an important role in rehabilitation, providing patients with tools to help them recover and live independently. For example, patients who have had a stroke may benefit from using a computer to regain movement in their affected arm or leg. In addition, people with balance disorders can use virtual reality to help retrain their brains and improve their coordination. Rehabilitation is an important part of the healing process, and technology can be a powerful tool to help patients recover and live full lives.

Anti gravity treadmill to safely return to exercise courtesy of Physio For Surgery 

How does technology help patients recover from injuries or illnesses?

Technology has revolutionized the healthcare industry in recent years, with new treatments and diagnostic tools becoming available at an ever-increasing pace. This is particularly true when it comes to helping patients recover from injuries or illnesses. In the past, patients would often have to spend weeks or even months in hospital, undergoing rigorous and often painful rehabilitation. However, thanks to advances in technology, patients can now often be discharged much sooner. For example,  The Alter G antigravity treadmill is allowing people to walk at 20% of their body weight!  Imagine coming out of a major surgery and being able to walk the same week.  The ability to move your muscles,bones and joints so soon after a major injury or surgery can decrease recovery time, improve post-surgical results post-surgical and get patients back to being independent much faster than before.   As a result, technology is playing an increasingly important role in helping patients recover from injuries and illnesses.

What are the future prospects for technology-assisted rehabilitation therapies?

In recent years, a number of technology-assisted rehabilitation therapies have been developed that show great promise in helping patients recover from injuries and debilitating conditions. For example, virtual reality-based therapies are being used to help patients with conditions such as stroke and PTSD by providing them with a safe environment in which to practice their rehabilitation. In addition, wearable technologies such as exoskeletons are being developed that can provide physically disabled individuals with the ability to walk and even run again. As these and other technologies continue to be developed and refined, the future prospects for technology-assisted rehabilitation therapies are very promising indeed.

Technology-assisted rehabilitation therapies are an increasingly popular treatment option for patients recovering from injuries or illnesses. The use of technology in rehabilitation can help patients recover faster and more effectively, but there are also potential risks associated with its use. Despite these risks, the future prospects for technology-assisted rehabilitation therapies are positive, and the field is expected to continue to grow in popularity in the coming years.

Also, Physiotherapy plays a key role in the rehabilitation process, as it helps to reduce pain, regain strength and flexibility, improve cardiovascular health and enhance mobility. Physiotherapy interventions are tailored to the individual’s needs, based on the assessment made by a physiotherapist. If you’re looking for technology-assisted rehabilitation therapies, book an appointment with one of our physiotherapists by using the search box on this page to find one near you. 

Watch the video to see what Physio in the 21st Century can do for you courtesy of Physio For Surgery


This appointment is your opportunity to tell us what hurts and discover whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care is a good fit for you! During this session, you will talk with a physiotherapist or chiropractor on a phone call (or online) and create the right care plan specifically for your pain. There is no obligation on this session is to find out whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care can help you getting back to doing the things you love in life.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many different tools for rehabilitation, depending on the person’s needs. Some common tools include alter G treadmill, GameReady Met 4 Elite, Low Level Laser, Interferential Current (IFC), Ultrasound, Shockwave, Micro Frequency, 3D Imaging for custom orthotics, Blood Flow Restriction, Cupping, Scraping, Acupuncture and Near Infrared Light Therapy., Each of these therapies can help people recover from an injury or illness and learn how to live independently again.

Technology has improved physical therapy by providing therapists with new tools and methods to help their patients recover more quickly and more comfortably.  We are now able to get patients to  heal faster, be in less pain and return to independence and freedom much faster than ever before.

  • Inpatient rehabilitation programs 
  • Outpatient rehabilitation programs (most common type of physio) 
  • Partial hospitalization rehabilitation programs
  • Home health rehabilitation programs
  • Telerehabilitation programs

About Brandon Rozario

Brandon Rozario graduated from McMaster University, where he completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2019 and his Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2017. As a Registered Physiotherapist, Brandon has experience treating clients with various musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, chronic pain, and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Brandon’s treatment philosophy is centred around collaboration. He understands the importance of listening to your story to cater your rehabilitation program around your needs.

Medical Disclaimer:

The information presented in this blog post is for educational purposes and should not be interpreted as medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, treatment or a diagnosis, consult with a medical professional such as one suggested on this website. The Clinic Accelerator Inc. and the author of this page are not liable for the associated risks of using or acting upon the information contained in this article.

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