We are looking forward to tuning into the virtual Welsh Stroke Conference on 21st-22nd June 2022!

To register and for the full programme, visit the Welsh Stroke Conference website.

On Wednesday 22nd June at 15:40 you can hear Dr Louise Johnson, from University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, speaking about “Implementing Robotic Gait Training In The NHS.

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust recently successfully fundraised to purchase a Hocoma Lokomat robotic gait trainer for the Acute Stroke Unit.

Dr Johnson said in a recent interview: “For patients who are unable to walk after a stroke or patients whose legs have been affected by the stroke, [the Lokomat] will give them the opportunity to practice really high repetitions within their rehabilitation. So at the moment, we would support patients to relearn how to sit and stand and step if they’re able to. But we can only do that at quite low intensity, and the use of robotics enables us to do that at much higher intensity, which we know has an impact on people’s recovery and ultimately their outcomes.”

Read more about the Lokomat at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Acute Stroke Unit here.