Physiotherapists from both VGH Karin Grech Hospital¬† and VGH St. Luke’s Hospital, have recently undergone specialised training for the Hocoma Erigo Pro. This innovative and advanced piece of equipment has the capabilities of tilting the patient into a vertical position whilst combining passive/active-assisted mobilisation of both lower limbs ¬†by means of a integrated continuous passive movement and a functional electrical stimulation system.

These combined treatments enable physiotherapists to mobilise the patient more effectively and safely even in the acute stages of stroke, brain injuries and other complex neurological conditions. Research has shown that by mobilising patients earlier on in the acute phase, long rehabilitation outcomes may significantly improve. Through careful assessment and selection of adequate patients, the Erigo Pro system promises to be a valuable tool for the physiotherapy department in the field of neurological and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation.