Innovation and Technology at Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
At Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, our skilled clinicians remain at the forefront of advancements in rehabilitation medicine, maximizing recovery for patients using the most innovative treatment methods available.
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is one of a select few clinical facilities in the U.S. to offer such a wide range of leading-edge equipment featuring virtual reality, robotics, and biofeedback technology. These devices are integrated into patient treatment plans and enable clinicians to set the standard for delivering rehabilitation care that helps improve outcomes for patients recovering from illness or injury.
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital provides specialty programs that offer solutions to everyday problems encountered by people who have a disability. These specialty programs use technology to provide world-class treatment, such as:
- Wheelchair positioning
- Customized orthotics
- Gait analysis
These technology advancements are available for treatment in addition to a variety of other services that are unique to Marianjoy as a specialty rehabilitation hospital.
The Tellabs Center for Neurorehabilitation and Neuroplasticity (TCNN) delivers innovative diagnostic and treatment capabilities for adults and children with disabilities. Our advanced technology allows clinicians to start neurorehabilitation at earlier stages of recovery, promoting brain neuroplasticity.
On the Leading Edge of Technology
At Marianjoy, we offer the latest innovations and rehabilitation devices to support patients on their recovery journey.
The Ekso GT™ Robotic Exoskeleton is a robotic suit powered by motors that supports your lower body to help you stand and walk on flat surfaces as you wear it. Watch a video about the Ekso GT Robotic Exoskeleton.
The Armeo® Power Robotic Arm Exoskeleton and Armeo Spring Arm and Hand Therapy stimulate brain and muscle activity to help patients regain lost arm movement.
- Armeo Spring Arm & Hand Therapy: There are only 11 of these machines in Illinois, and two of them are at Marianjoy. Watch a video about the Armeo Spring Arm Exoskeleton.
- Armeo Power Robotic Arm Exoskeleton: Marianjoy is the only facility in Illinois to offer treatment with this advanced technology. Watch a video about the Armeo Power Robotic Arm Exoskeleton.
The ZeroG® Gait and Balance Training System helps you practice moving and balancing in a safe, controlled environment. Watch a video about the ZeroG Gait and Balance Training System.
To learn about more technology at Marianjoy and how it is used to improve patient outcomes, visit the TCNN website.
Leaders in the Field: Marianjoy Centers of Excellence
The Northwestern Medicine Driver Rehabilitation Program at Marianjoy
Our Driver Rehabilitation Program offers:
- Evaluation and education for experienced drivers with a disability that occurred after they learned to drive.
- Evaluation and education for people with disabilities who are interested in getting a driver's license for the first time.
- Comprehensive evaluation and examination for older adults to determine whether they can still drive safely.
- A program for teens and young adults.
Learn more about the Driver Rehabilitation Program at Marianjoy.
The Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy
The Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy is designed for people experiencing aphasia who would like to improve their communication skills. A speech-language pathologist with expertise in language disorders leads small group sessions. These sessions provide a comfortable and supportive environment for you to practice your skills through real-life activities. Virtual sessions are also available.
Learn more about the Aphasia Center at Marianjoy.
The Northwestern Medicine Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic at Marianjoy
The Marianjoy Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic offers custom prosthetic and orthotic devices for adults and children. In collaboration with a prosthetic and orthotic production company, certified prosthetists and orthotists work with a Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group physiatrist to reach the best possible result for you.
Learn more about the Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic.
To learn how Marianjoy helps improve the functional independence of people with disabilities, visit the Specialty Programs for Rehabilitation webpage.