Nearly 8 million U.S. adults have trouble with balance, including almost 40 percent of older Americans. In addition to the elderly, people with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and those who have suffered a stroke also experience balance issues. These problems with balance frequently lead to falls and negatively affect quality of life.
Holy Name, a leader in physical therapy for all medical conditions, is the only hospital in New Jersey and one of the few hospitals in the New York City area that offers a new robotic rehabilitation system for objective evaluation of balance problems and a range of exercises to improve the condition. The Hunova Robotic Rehabilitation System is now available at Holy Name's HNH Fitness, a medically based, multi-specialty, fitness and wellness center in Oradell, New Jersey.
The hunova is a programmable robotic medical device, dedicated to rehabilitation for orthopedic, neurologic and geriatric patients. It can be used standing or sitting, and provides 200 evaluations and exercises for postural control, stretching, muscle strengthening, balance and core stability. It has two sensitive force plates, which gives it the unique ability to predict and prevent the risk of falls, highlighting specific deficiencies and providing personalized rehabilitative intervention.
For patients with neurological problems, the hunova helps with post-stroke functional re-education and in the treatment of degenerative diseases of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. At Holy Name, it will be used as part of the treatment plan for eligible patients at the Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Multiple Sclerosis Center.
The hunova is also extremely effective in helping rehabilitate the ankle, knee, hip and lumbar region of the spine after orthopedic injuries.