Leeds Gets UK’s First Spinal Equipment Centre

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Leeds Gets UK’s First Spinal Equipment Centre

In what may well turn out to be massive news for patients in need of spinal treatments, it has been revealed by recent reports that the first ever clinic providing patients an opportunity in the UK to make use of a bionic suit that has been launched recently in Leeds.

As a result, it now seems like people suffering from a variety of spinal injuries and ailments are moving ahead in the right direction after the inauguration of the first ‘Ekso Centre’ of UK which was flagged green for operations on Thursday at Technology in Motion’s specialist clinic, York Road, Whinmoor.

The clinic is focused on providing effective spinal treatments to patients by making use of gear which tends to acts in the form of a robotic skeleton, dubbed an exoskeleton, which provides patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and several other strict neurological weaknesses an opportunity of standing and walking under supervision.

For making use of the equipment, the doctors have said that patients will have to get a clearance done by a registered physician so as to make it certain they have got a fine and satisfactory range of motion in leg joints. Along with it, the treatment will be focused on providing a suitable strength in the upper body so that the patients can truly feel conformable with sitting balance as well as transfers back and forth from wheelchairs.

The first ever clinic providing spinal injury patients an opportunity of making some visible improvements in a bionic arrangement has been initialized in Yorkshire.

In this regard, Andy Hayes, of Ekso Bionics, Europe, said: “We want to enhance independence and freedom of movement, but we are committed to working with our clinical partners to ensure this technology is brought to users safely and ethically”.


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