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Protec and stroke patients

Treating a stroke patient with Protec

Many stroke patients require the aid of a physiotherapist to mobilise their extremities in order to avoid pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. However, since mobilising the arms and legs of a patient manually is a heavy work, each physiotherapist can only handle a few patients at a time.

The latest addition to Protec is a device that supports the patient's arms. With this device, the physiotherapist can provide treatment for stroke patients with considerably less physical effort than if the work were to be done manually in the traditional way.

By using Protec in the rehabilitation of stroke patients, the capacity of the clinic can be increased and more patients can get access to high quality treatment.