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Innovation, Technology and Centers of Excellence at Marianjoy

At Marianjoy, our skilled clinicians remain at the forefront of advancements in rehabilitation medicine, maximizing recovery for patients using the most innovative treatment methods available.

Marianjoy is one of a select few clinical facilities in the nation to offer such a wide-range of the newest equipment featuring virtual reality, robotics and biofeedback-technology. These devices are fully integrated into patient treatment plans and are allowing clinicians to set the standard for delivering rehabilitation care that is contributing to improved outcomes for patients recovering from illness or injury.

The Marianjoy Assistive Rehabilitation Technology Institute (MARTI) offers solutions to everyday problems of daily living encountered by individuals with a disability. MARTI applies advancements in technology to provide expert treatment including wheelchair positioning, customized orthotics, gait analysis and a variety of services that are unique to Marianjoy as a specialty rehabilitation hospital.

Part of MARTI, The Tellabs Center for Neurorehabilitation and Neuroplasticity (TCNN), delivers innovative diagnostic and treatment capabilities for adults and children with disabilities. Our advanced technology allows clinicians to begin neurorehabilitation at earlier stages of recovery, promoting brain neuroplasticity.

On the Leading Edge of Technology

Brain and Muscle Re-education

The Ekso GT™ Robotic Exoskeleton stimulates neuroplasticity through an adaptive supportive walking system to reeducate the brain and muscles. Marianjoy has been designated a Center of Excellence by Ekso Bionics. There are only six Centers of Excellence designated in the U.S., and we are the only facility in Illinois to hold this designation.

Watch a video about the Ekso GT™ Robotic Exoskeleton.

Supported Practice for Movement and Balance

The ZeroG® Gait and Balance Training System enables practice with movement and balance in a supported, controlled environment.

Watch a video about the ZeroG® Gait and Balance Training System.

Stimulation to Regain Arm Movement

The Armeo® Power Robotic Arm Exoskeleton and Armeo® Spring Arm & Hand Therapy stimulates brain and muscle activity to regain lost arm movement.

To learn about additional technology at Marianjoy and how it is used to improve patient outcomes, visit the Tellabs Center for Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation.

Leaders in the Field: Marianjoy Centers of Excellence

Driver Rehabilitation Program

Our Driver Rehabilitation Program offers:

  • Evaluations and education for individuals with a disability
  • Comprehensive evaluation and examination for older adults to determine if they can safely continue driving
  • A teen and young adult driver program

Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy

The Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy is designed for anyone who is experiencing aphasia and would like to improve their communication skills. Led by a speech-language pathologist with expertise in language disorders, small group sessions provide a comfortable and supportive environment for participants to practice their skills through real-life activities. Telehealth sessions are also available.

Learn more about the Aphasia Center at Marianjoy.

Prosthetics and Orthotics Center

The Marianjoy Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic offers custom prosthetic and orthotic devices for adults and children to maximize their functional abilities. Working in partnership with Hanger, a prosthetic and orthotic production company, certified prosthetists and orthotists collaborate with a Marianjoy Medical Group physiatrist and physical therapist to achieve the best possible result for each patient.

Learn more about the Prosthetics and Orthotics Center.

To learn how the Marianjoy Centers of Excellence helps improve the functional independence of individuals with disabilities, visit the Marianjoy Assistive Rehabilitation Technology Institute.