A day with a RoboFit Therapist
Assistive technology is a key driver in our daily sessions with clients. But isn’t our focus at RoboFit. Clients have goals that mean that we need to take a holistic approach to their therapy. Our team of exercise physiologists and physiotherapists are skilled in developing programs to assist clients in achieving their health and wellbeing goals.
A recent post of ours on Instagram triggered a few questions about what our team does at RoboFit. In our blog today we decided to do a deep dive into a day in the life of our exercise physiologists and physiotherapists.
If you are studying to become an exercise physiologist or physiotherapist or another allied health professional then this post is for you. We’ve written it to give you a snapshot on the role technology will play in the future of therapy.
So what do our team of exercise physiologists and physiotherapists do?
Each day and each client brings new goals and areas of focus.
Requiring our team to pull on their knowledge, expertise and working with each other to figure out the best way to proceed if there is a new challenge.
With assistive technology a key driver in what brings customers to our doors, a baseline knowledge and understanding on when and how to use neuro-controlled exoskeletons is fundamental. Each of our team members undergo safety and exoskeleton certification provided by our Master Training License.
Each day we work with clients with different neurological and musculoskeletal conditions including stroke, spinal cord injury, MS, Cerebral Palsy or TBI.
Our client sessions will vary based on their goals and what device will help them achieve their goals. Each day our therapists will be working with different devices between lower limb exoskeleton, lumbar support exoskeleton and single joint exoskeleton alongside more traditional therapy equipment.
If a client with working with HAL (the lower limb exoskeleton) to improve posture, balance and gait they will begin their session with a warm up with their exercise physiologist. Once setup the therapist will get them walking in HAL either overground or over a treadmill in a body weight support system.
We also frequently run demonstrations with allied health and other professionals who are wanting to get a better understanding of the devices in use. They may be involved with the client we are helping for example a client’s occupational therapist or podiatrist.
Working with clients in allied health begins before each session by focusing on how we can help clients achieve their health and wellbeing goals. Some clients come to us with their goals already set, others are looking for support to help define and determine their goals.
With clients we can focus on:
- How can we help them focus on an area they would like to improve or strengthen?
- How can we help them improve their independence?
- Do they need help in the home so they have access to a program they can do independently or supported by their formal and informal support?
- Do they need to get access to technology that helps them reach their goals or focuses on improving their technique?
This gives us a landing pad to begin working with clients. When they first come in being clear on what brings them to our door and having a shared understanding of what we are working towards.
If you want to learn more about what an exercise physiologist does read this blog from ESSA.
Interested in learning more about RoboFit?
Interested in learning more about joining RoboFit’s team? Or how you can use wearable robots to help clients achieve their goals, click on the link to email our team today.