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Shepherd Center and Hocoma to Showcase Robotic Rehabilitation Technology at Neurorehabilitation Symposium in August

Shepherd Center will co-host and serve as the conference site for the 2010 North American Neurorehabilitation Symposium organized with Hocoma, the medical technology company based in Switzerland that specializes in robotic rehabilitation therapy for neurological movement disorders, including Lokomat®, Armeo® and Erigo®.

The event will be held at Shepherd Center on Aug. 27-28, 2010. Topics include new information in neurorehabilitation, motor learning and motor control, robotic technology in rehabilitation, and motivating patients with virtual environments, as well as research in spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and other pathologies.

The conference is expected to bring together scientists and engineers from highly-recognized institutions worldwide and clinical users of innovative therapeutic methods and technologies. 

Applications for continued education credit have been applied for through the Georgia Association of Occupational Therapists and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia for 8.0 contact hours (0.80 CEUs).

The event is intended to offer clinicians and scientists a valuable platform to discuss trends, to share expertise, to exchange ideas and to gain knowledge to assess and use new technologies and therapy concepts in their daily practice.

For more information, visit the North American Neurorehabilitation Symposium Web site.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.