Roessingh Rehabilitation Center celebrates its 70th anniversary with an extraordinary Open Doors day
On Saturday 2 June 2018, ROESSINGH REHABILITATION CENTER opened its doors to celebrate its 70th anniversary, a whole life dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities to manage at school, home, work and in the community. Disabilities are those disorders, diseases, health conditions or injuries that affect the physical, intellectual or mental well-being of an individual.
ROESSINGH specializes in rehabilitation care and treatment in the Netherlands. Based in Enschede, the mission of this renowned center is to put assistive technology information, devices and services within reach of people regardless of age and/or disability, their families, educators, healthcare and social service providers. Professionals with expertise in assistive technology, speech pathology and occupational therapy provide in-depth evaluations and consultation services for children and adults to identify the most suitable assistive technology needed to foster independence.
Among its patients, there are many types of conditions: those who have suffered a stroke, others diagnosed with a muscular disease, others with a neurologic disorder; but everyone has to work at adapting to the new challenges.
It is undeniable that these conditions change everything, including social life. Learning to deal with this new life becomes a daily struggle which can be overcome with the help of professionals and assistive technology.
Rehabilitative and assistive technologies can help people with disabilities to manage more easily in their everyday lives and can also make it easier for a caregiver to care for a disabled person.
With this aim in mind, the experienced staff provides ongoing public awareness and resources for transition as well as training opportunities related to:
- and intervention strategies in using assistive technology.
Every week about 500 adults and 350 children come for consultation, treatment or monitoring of their progress at ROESSINGH.
An open day with a theme:
“een huis vol verhalen”, a house full of stories
During the open day, the staff brought all the attendees into their world to show them what rehabilitation entails. The employees of the whole ROESSINGH GROUP let young and old live through the services this professional organization provides through simulation.
With the theme “A house full of stories”, the visitors listened to the stories of former patients, therapists, doctors and the patients’ relatives. In particular, the visitors could hear out the stories from the parents’ perspectives. In most cases, these came from the mothers as they are the ones who are often the first to detect that something is wrong with their child a bit before the fathers. In turn, they become the advocates for their child and do not rest until their child is given the right diagnosis and receives treatment.
The public also followed explanations about movement analysis, wheelchair skills, therapeutic computing and walking with a prosthesis. They participated continuously in interactive demos in the field of rehabilitation technology and telemedicine. For example, they experienced what it is like to be supported by a virtual coach, they did exercises through an online portal and they learnt about the use of technology and robotics to assist in moving arms or legs better.
The visitors returned to their homes with a newfound understanding and respect for rehabilitants. Undoubtedly, this respect is also extended to the fine professionals at ROESSINGH REHABILITATION CENTER for the great work they do helping people who persevere in staying mobile and continuing to be an active member of society.
All things considered, staying mobile, gaining independence and maintaining social contacts are the ultimate goals to bring more happiness into the rehabilitants’ lives.
REGNER® with its expertise in mobility is a linear actuator provider for the company RDG KOMPAGNE, which forms part of the ROESSINGH Group.
RDG KOMPAGNE is the largest supplier in the Netherlands for communication tools, computer adaptations and environmental control for people with disabilities.
RA-38 Linear actuator main features:
- Power supply: 24 VDC
- Max. load: 2000 N (push/pull)
- Max. speed: 7.3 mm/s
- BID: 156 mm +stroke
- Aluminum housing
- Stainless steel piston rod
REGNER® provides electric linear actuators for medical devices that function perfectly at all times.
To ensure that this is in fact the case, each prototype is subjected to a comprehensive battery of tests. Testing is all about maintaining our customer’s confidence in the standards to which we test.
RRC with all the different buildings within their compound: (1) PHYSIOTHERAPY, (2) SPORT HALL, (3) POLICLINIC, (4) CHILD & YOUNG CLINIC, (5) ROESSING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT