In cooperation with the Bergmannsheil University Clinic in Bochum, the ZNB centre provides movement training with the HAL® system on the basis of neuromuscular feedback therapy.
The training is intensive. Normally, you will train with the robot suit every day, usually over a period of three months. Before starting the therapy, a physiotherapist will show you how the system works. The suit is adjusted to fit your individual stature and specific needs. You are given a routine medical check-up, including measurement of blood pressure and pulse, at the beginning of every HAL® training session. In order to document your individual progress, you will undergo a walking test to record the time you need to walk a certain distance and the number of steps you take. Subsequently, you will train on a treadmill wearing the robot suit, assisted by a physiotherapist. In the course of your therapy you will practice using your legs actively while walking over even ground and walking over small obstacles.
Since I started training with the HAL in November 2014, I have taken a huge step towards my dream of being able to master everyday life again on my own feet. I regained sensation in my legs and my muscles have become much stronger. For my everyday life this means that I am able to overcome short distances with my rollator or on crutches, I am able to stand up to reach things that are higher up, with a little help I am able to overcome steps and put my wheelchair into the boot and get into the car on foot. For me this means living a self-determined life and a great big chunk of more self-confidence.
Hunscheidtstraße 34 44789 Bochum
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From Bochum main station you can take the tram no. 318 direction Bochum Dahlhausen, the tram no. 308 direction Hattingen Mitte or the low floor bus 394 direction Bochum Narzissenstr. Get off at the Bergmannsheil stop. From there turn left into the Hunscheidstr. After 4 minutes you will reach the ZNB on your right.
Parking spaces are available at the ZNB.