In this episode Scott Lynch (Managing Director of Community Therapy) and Rowan Smith, (Founder of Tech Gym).

Scott is Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s NSW Gerontology Committee and Managing Director of Community Therapy; a company he started 5 years ago that has grown to a team of 70 Physios, OTs, Dietitians, Speech Pathologists and Massage Therapists. Community Therapy delivers values-driven community, aged and disability allied health services across the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW.

Today’s Guest

Rowan Smith is an engineer and founded Tech Gym in 2018 to enable stroke survivors to return home with higher levels of independence. 

Inspired by helping his 94-year-old grandmother through her stroke rehabilitation he wanted to improve the rehabilitation process for patients and therapists.

Tech Gym develops robotic rehabilitation devices that can assist rehabilitation therapists in their day-to-day operations. They currently support upper limb rehabilitation for a range of disabilities. They aim to remove the struggles and pains that 1000’s of therapists experience every day by reducing the physical labour required to rehabilitate a patient. 

Things you will learn

  • what Tech Gym does as a company
  • how Rowan found his passion to build technology for “good” 
  • barriers to delivering evidence-based practice in Stroke rehabilitation
  • how the “metaverse” and augmented reality will apply to rehabilitation

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