Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

151 West Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216 | (513) 418-2500

Ekso™ Bionics Technology

Ekso Bionics

Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care-UC Health is the first in the region and 20th facility in the world to offer the Ekso™ bionic exoskeleton device to patients with paralysis, enabling them to stand and walk again.

“As only the 20th user of Ekso in the world, our goal at Daniel Drake Center is to offer the most advanced technology available in an outpatient therapy setting,” says Paige Thomas, PT-MSR, NCS, Manager, Physical/Occupational Therapy, at Daniel Drake Center. “The Ekso is an amazing opportunity for patients who qualify to accomplish their dreams to return to walking and all the benefits that being upright provides.”

How Ekso works: The physical therapist uses the control pad to program the desired walking parameters, such as step length and speed, and controls when Ekso stands, sits and takes a step. The therapist also has the ability to modify Ekso’s walking progression as the patient improves, allowing the patient to initiate steps independently when they are able to balance comfortably.

Ekso is available as an outpatient therapy at Daniel Drake Center’s main campus, 151 West Galbraith Road in Cincinnati, OH 45216. To find out more about whether you qualify for Ekso, or to schedule an appointment, please call 513-418-2409.