In the last 10 months, many patients have benefited from our services. Several kids (15-18 yr olds) who were unable to even stand are beginning to walk with support with intense evidence-based rehab. A number of stroke patients have made remarkable recovery of their arm, hand, leg and speech. Patients with neuro diseases such as Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Myotonic Dystrophy, spinal cord injury, tinnitus, depression, balance and walking issues are getting impressive results.
However, so many patients from Indore and around Indore are not able to access our intense and clinical evidence-based program because (a) they live far away and traveling every day for 6 days a week for months is not possible. It is also quite expensive. (b) they have such significant physical disability or lack of support at home to be able to come to our clinic.
As a matter of fact, the challenge is that the very disease that is causing the need for rehab is the reason they have difficulty coming to us. This struck me as a very unfair and challenging barrier to many families.
To solve this problem, we have launched a TELE REHAB and TELE SPEECH program.
In this program, the patient first will have a thorough assessment to ascertain whether he /she would be a good candidate for the program. Then a personalized rehab protocol will be developed for each patient. You will need to have a computer and internet connection at home.
TELE-SPEECH is a particularly useful program for (a) Stroke (b) Parkinson’s (c) Children with speech and language disorders including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, global development delay etc.
Clinical research done in Singapore by the National University of Singapore shows that the results of telerehab program are the same as rehab in person for the properly selected patient. Read the article at http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/patients-can-do-physiotherapy-at-home-using-new-telerehab-system.