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Cutting-edge robotic technology advances rehabilitation at Eden Private Hospital

Following a successful trial in robotic and computer-assisted therapy devices of a world-leading provider, Eden Private Hospital is the first private hospital in South East Queensland to purchase the new-age robotic equipment.

The new robotics technology, which has just arrived from Austria, will benefit a wide range of adult and adolescent rehabilitation patients, helping to improve functional deficits associated with stroke and other neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's, as well as musculoskeletal and spinal conditions.

The new service expansion puts patients at the heart of rehabilitation, delivering a more intensive treatment, in turn, improving patient outcomes and enhancing patient experience while making rehabilitation therapy more motivating and engaging.

The highly anticipated, evidenced-based robotic therapy supplements conventional rehabilitation therapy by increasing the number of repetitions during rehab, for positive patient gains.

As the only hospital in South East Queensland to offer an extensive robotics rehabilitation program, Eden Private Hospital is expecting to become a destination for patients to undertake the intensive therapy.


Chief executive officer, Jo Munday, said hospital operator Healthe Care successfully trialled the technology earlier this year at Eden Private and one of its hospitals in New South Wales, Toronto Private, before establishing the advanced rehabilitation program.

"Our focus is on remaining at the forefront of new and innovative technologies that can improve outcomes for patients. There is a significant evidence-base on the benefits of introducing robotics into our rehabilitation program (an approach widely used internationally, particularly in Europe)," she said.

"Eden Private has a long established reputation of pioneering rehabilitation on the Sunshine Coast and with robotic technology at the forefront of healthcare, we continue that proud track-record with this new program."


Eden Private director of rehabilitation, Dr Phoebe Slape, said the results and feedback from patients who trialled the robotics technology was overwhelmingly positive.

"One of Eden’s young stroke survivors said she felt she completed her exercises much more comprehensively on the devices than she did in traditional therapy sessions and we had a patient with multiple sclerosis tell us she felt significant benefit from the couple of weeks of the trial," she said.

"Evidence shows repetition aids recovery and, across the board, patients find the robotics not only challenges but engages them to keep working towards their goals, with gaming and virtual reality incorporated to aid in motivation."

csm_Clever_Therapy_Lassnitzhoehe_97044cdbe5.jpg#asset:2290Eden Private, the longest operating hospital on the Sunshine Coast, is licensed to provide level five rehabilitation, offering intensive programs to patients across all age groups. The new robotics will be available to inpatients, day patients and outpatients, with those who are uninsured able to access a package of sessions, tailored to their individual needs. The therapy is also available to patients under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Discover how our new robotic-assisted therapy can help you improve your independence and quality of life today.

Contact our dedicated Admissions and Assessment team by phoning 1800 333 674.