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Physical therapist Dr. Julia Figueroa (right) points out the objective of a Hocoma Lokomat-based game to stroke patient Ronald Serres. In this game, Serres must walk a certain speed to collect coins before a CPU opponent.

SMH rehab center patients regain full lives by practicing everyday skills

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 |

Physical therapist Dr. Julia Figueroa (right) points out the objective of a Hocoma Lokomat-based game to stroke patient Ronald Serres. In this game, Serres must walk a certain speed to collect coins before a CPU opponent.

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A mailbox and garden hose are located in the Rehabilitation Pavilion's mobility garden. Once they're cleared to go outside, patients can use gardening to practice their motor skills.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 |

A mailbox and garden hose are located in the Rehabilitation Pavilion's mobility garden. Once they're cleared to go outside, patients can use gardening to practice their motor skills.

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A putting green sits in the Rehabilitation Pavilion's "mobility garden." Patients can also use the mobility garden for gardening and practicing opening and closing a mailbox.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 |

A putting green sits in the Rehabilitation Pavilion's "mobility garden." Patients can also use the mobility garden for gardening and practicing opening and closing a mailbox.

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Stroke patient Ronald Serres (right) prepares to begin walking on the Hocoma Lokomat with the assistance of physical therapist Dr. Julia Figueroa (center) and rehab tech Daniel Gonzalez.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 |

Stroke patient Ronald Serres (right) prepares to begin walking on the Hocoma Lokomat with the assistance of physical therapist Dr. Julia Figueroa (center) and rehab tech Daniel Gonzalez.

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Physical therapist Dr. Julia Figueroa (center) and rehab tech Daniel Gonzalez (left) adjust the Hocoma Lokomat to stroke patient Ronald Serres's legs. The Lokomat controls the amount of weight Serres feels on both sides.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 |

Physical therapist Dr. Julia Figueroa (center) and rehab tech Daniel Gonzalez (left) adjust the Hocoma Lokomat to stroke patient Ronald Serres's legs. The Lokomat controls the amount of weight Serres feels on both sides.

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Each patient using the Rehabilitation Pavilion's inpatient services lives in their own apartment with a full kitchen. The apartment also includes space for a loved one to stay.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 |

Each patient using the Rehabilitation Pavilion's inpatient services lives in their own apartment with a full kitchen. The apartment also includes space for a loved one to stay.

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Patients strap into the Bioness Vector, on the ceiling, to practice walking and falling safely without the stress of their full body weight. The tinted squares on the floor help patients mark the distance they've traveled.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 |

Patients strap into the Bioness Vector, on the ceiling, to practice walking and falling safely without the stress of their full body weight. The tinted squares on the floor help patients mark the distance they've traveled.

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Ronald Serres, a stroke patient, smiles as he plays a game on the Hocoma Lokomat. The Lokomat controls the amount of weight Serres feels on both sides, allowing him to practice walking while he regains use of the left of his body.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 |

Ronald Serres, a stroke patient, smiles as he plays a game on the Hocoma Lokomat. The Lokomat controls the amount of weight Serres feels on both sides, allowing him to practice walking while he regains use of the left of his body.

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