Special Equipment & Services Available at Siskin Hospital
At Siskin Hospital, we feel there is no greater form of therapy than the human touch. However, we recognize that the use of state-of-the-art equipment can help enhance our hands-on approach, ultimately improving outcomes for many of our patients. Read on to lelarn more about the specialized equipment we have available.
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill offers a revolutionary approach to athletic training and rehabilitation. From achieving athletic goals through conditioning, to recovering from an injury or surgery, the AlterG provides benefits like no other treadmill can.
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill helps to maximize your fitness and rehab outcomes by defying gravity, allowing you to regain and develop function like never before. AlterG's patented NASA technology offers a unique differential air pressure that allows for precise partial weight bearing, providing an accurate, safe and comfortable exercise experience.
Learn more about the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, located at the Siskin Health & Fitness Center.
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This innovative “tilt table” has integrated robotic-assisted stepping functions that allow patients who are unable to walk to stand up and engage in intensive movement and weight bearing therapy.
Learn more about the Erigo Tilt Table.
This exo-skeletal robotic orthosis attaches to a person’s legs and assists patients in achieving improved gait patterns while walking on a treadmill.
Learn more about the LokoMat Robotic Othosis
The Armeo Robot supports the arm and connects to computer-simulated equipment. The user then progresses through a virtual reality environment to master a variety of tasks.
Learn more about the Armeo Robot.
Bioness Upper Extremity Orthosis
The H200 Hand Rehabilitation System supports the wrist while electrically stimulating the nerves and muscles of the forearm and hand. This combination helps patients to regain hand function and to utilize that arm during everyday activities.
Learn more about the Bioness Upper Extremity Orthosis.
Saebo Technology for Functional Arm Training
Saebo’s spring loaded mechanical devices support or stretch weakened parts of the hand and/or wrist. When properly applied, they allow patients with very little arm or hand function to immediately begin performing highly repetitive grasp and release activities.
Learn more about Saebo Technology.
Balance & Dizziness
Biodex Balance SD
This system is used to improve strength, range of motion, gait and balance for patients suffering from neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Stroke or Peripheral Neuropathy.
Learn more about the Biodex Balance SD
The Frenzel Glasses allow for close examination of the eyes during movement to assist in the assessment and treatment of certain balance and dizziness problems.
Dynavision Light Training Board
The Dynavision D2™ Light Training Board is used to evaluate and treat people with visual field loss (or visual loss) to help improve their ability to perform daily activities and move around various environments safely. It's the same technology used by athletes and military personnel to increase automatic response time, sharpen periphery and improve the accuracy of eye-hand coordination.
Learn more about the Dynavision Light Training Board.
Video Fluoroscopy for Swallowing Disorders
Video Fluoroscopy provides a comprehensive evaluation of swallowing disorders. We are the only rehabilitation facility in the area to offer this revolutionary technique on-site. This means that you do not have to leave our facility to have the test and your therapist will actually perform the test.
Siskin Hospital was the first in the area to offer this comprehensive approach to the treatment of swallowing disorders, which involves the application of electrical stimulation therapy during a patient’s swallowing treatment.
FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) Bike
FES cycling is a neuro-active therapy for both upper and lower extremities - working on restoring strength, flexibility, and motor control. The cycle helps reverse muscle disuse atrophy, alleviates secondary complaints associated with a sedentary lifestyle and improves overall quality of life.
Learn more about the FES Bike
BITS (Bioness Integrated Therapy Systems)
The BITS utilizes interactive touchscreen technology to help patients with visual field loss, visual spatial neglect, and problems with visual-vestibular integration. The BITS aids in improving visual skills, eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, and auditory sequencing and memory.
Learn more about the BITS
This state-of-the-art cardiac telemetry equipment allows the patient to have peace of mind as they progress through their rehabilitation. Patients can be monitored while resting in their rooms and while participating in therapy. The portable transmitter will provide continuous monitoring of the patient’s heartrate and rhythm; allowing for early recognition and treatment of any problems that may arise.
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Siskin Hospital utilizes Nova Blood Glucose meters to provide for accurate monitoring of blood glucose levels. The Nova system allows for laboratory quality accuracy and only requires a small sample from the patient. This highly efficient monitoring system allows for greater patient safety and monitoring.
Computerized Medication Dispensing System
This highly efficient system for dispensing patient medication greatly increases patient safety while minimizing the chance for medication errors.