Patients who have had hip, knee and other orthopedic procedures are anxious to know how they can best get to back to their everyday life. The rehabilitation gym at Syosset Hospital, which features the latest car simulator, allows patients and their families to practice how to get in and out of a car so they can more confidently leave the hospital and get back to their prior activities.
The hospital’s gym has the WT-960 TRAN-SIT Car Transfer Simulator, which allows therapists to adjust it to mimic a patient or family member’s car so they can practice everything from proper seat positioning to safely entering and exiting.
“Having a car simulator available here at Syosset Hospital to provide patients with the chance to simulate this important activity has greatly improved patients and families’ readiness to return home and confidence,” said Ronald Nonaillada, OTR/L, administrative director of rehabilitation services at Plainview and Syosset hospitals.
For more information about Syosset Hospital’s rehabilitation program and gym, call 516-496-6554.