Robotic rehabilitation at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital helps patients regain mobility and return to life
ARROYO GRANDE, CA – February 15, 2022 – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital’s (AGCH) acclaimed Acute Rehabilitation Center is the only facility on the Central Coast to utilize the Andago®, a robot-assisted therapy device that helps patients with stroke or brain injury regain their ability to walk.
The Andago® senses the patient’s movement intention and actively responds while providing dynamic body weight support and fall protection. It actively follows the patient and doesn’t need to be pulled or pushed. The unique combination of self-directed gait, support, and mobility enables the patient to walk naturally, which triggers continuous physiological afferent input. It also allows the therapist to focus on the individual’s training in real and safe environment settings.
The Acute Rehabilitation Center is also home to the Armeo®Spring, an ergonomic and adjustable exoskeleton that guides arm and hand training through tailored arm weight support. The Armeo can help improve the quality of movement, arm function, muscle strength, range of motion, pain and spasticity, activities of daily living, and cognitive function.
“We are thrilled to be the only facility on the Central Coast that offers life-changing robotic therapy,” says Acute Rehabilitation Director, Kerry Nau. “The Acute Rehabilitation Center is state-of-the-art and our patients greatly benefit by having access to the latest technology and advancements locally.”
This year, the Acute Rehabilitation Center at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital celebrates 10 years of serving the community. To learn more, click here.
About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement, offering the latest in robotic and other technologically advanced orthopedic procedures. The facility has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for advanced, comprehensive care for stroke patients. The Emergency Department is nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction and the hospital provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast, offering a wide range of individualized therapies. Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services, including primary care offices, premier surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories, imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.