The Anti-Gravity Locomotion Simulator, the latest treadmill technology from NASA
New physiotherapy, rehab centre opened
Article in magazine Staff Reporter
Filed on May 7, 2014
The Anti-Gravity Locomotion Simulator, the latest treadmill technology from NASA designed to simulate walking in anti-gravity, is among the new machines for treating physiotherapy patients at the Medcare Physio and Rehab Centre that was opened on Monday.
Another is a 3D Newton machine which is a first of its kind in the region to treat and train trunk muscles.
The other advanced equipment include a gait analysis machine, decompression machines, a laser machine and a shockwave machine to treat tendon injuries.
The facility has been set up to complement and support Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital and with the aim to offer comprehensive Physiotherapy, fully-fledged Rehabilitation Programme, Sports Injury Care, Advanced Joint Care, Post-Operative Assessment and Mobility. It also additionally provides services such as Advanced Neuro-Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Advanced Paediatric Rehabilitation with full-fledged Sensory Centre.
Alisha Moopen, Director of Aster DM Healthcare, said: “The centre is equipped with the latest specialised equipment to undertake rehabilitation for all physical injuries, deformities and ailments. It is a unique concept that caters to the entire community of Dubai and adjoining emirates. The facility is operated by a team of highly skilled therapists with a leading physiatrist on board.”
The 15,000-square-foot centre located in Al Safa was inaugurated on Monday by Cheong Ming Foong, Consul-General of Singapore; Shamsudheen A.P., Director, Regency Group; and Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare.
Dr Moopen said: “Post many illnesses, physical trauma or injury, it is very important for patients to undergo the right treatment to ensure complete recovery. With sports and games a part of the culture of the country, a Physio and Rehab Centre will have huge significance. With any person, be it a heart patient or someone facing physical challenges or injuries, the right focused care is important. We are happy to be able to offer this rehabilitation facility to patients under one roof, which is both convenient and comprehensive. We believe in a holistic approach looking at the body as a whole and accordingly customise the treatment plan for our patients. The clinic will offer an effective and integrated service with state-of-the-art equipment complemented by highly skilled doctors, physiotherapists and paramedical staff,” he added.