Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital begins construction on new treatment space: 4 things to know

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton Ill., part of Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine, recently began construction on the new Tellabs Center for Neurorehabilitation and Neuroplasticity.

Here are four things to know about the new space.

1. The new Tellabs Center for Neurorehabilitation and Neuroplasticity is a 4,800 square-foot treatment space.

2. Supported by a grant from the Tellabs Foundation, the center will house the hospital's "most advanced technology" for patients receiving treatment following a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, post-concussion syndrome and various neurologic conditions, according to a news release.

3. Among the many new care offerings in the center will be treatment utilizing the ZeroG Gait and Balance Training System, a ceiling-mounted harness system that provides dynamic body-weight support to patients learning to walk after illness or injury. The center will also feature robotic devices including the Ekso GT exoskeleton and the Armeo Power arm rehabilitation device.

4. The center is expected to open in September, and will be part of the Marianjoy Assistive Rehabilitation Technology Institute located on the main hospital campus in Wheaton.


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