Transforming the Model of Care with Therapists

How ableX Works for Therapists

ableX enables Therapist's clinical time and resources to be used more effectively while giving patients more functional, task-oriented rehabilitation.

Theoretical Principles

ableX provides rehabilitation activity which promotes neural plasticity: intensive and meaningful unilateral and bilateral activity for global recovery and motor relearning.

You apply standard goal setting and functional task analysis to personalise specific training routines.

Physical Principles

ableX engages primarily the upper limb, while at the same time stimulating various other neural activity centres to influence cognition, core balance, mobility, attention and language.

Reporting & Support

All of this helps you to demonstrate delivery against established clinical performance standards.

We can offer guidance in mapping the intervention to the International Classification of Function.


How ableX Benefits Therapists

Increased Efficiency

ableX enables patients to develop the components of functional independence faster, giving your therapy team more to work with during scheduled contact time.

Patients can do more hours of hospital-level training without you needing more FTEs. This brings the cost of care down and your health service metrics up.

Virtual Care

ableX is available as a cloud based solution. Already used in dozens of hospitals and clinics as a stand alone system.

Therapists can administer and personalise this therapy with accuracy without needing to be client facing, and access real time data of patient's performance.

Motivated Patients

Patients see their own progress represented in real time and use this for motivation.

This capability adds a new dimension to your existing expertise and resources.

How ableX is Implemented in Clinics

ableX empowers patients to develop independence and selfmanagement. A typical clinical deployment of ableX involves a handful of workstations within the rehabilitation gym where a therapist or rehab physician can assess, set up and coach patients individually and in a group.

After a few sessions even severely impaired patients reach a degree of autonomy with ableX games and devices. It is natural for them to interact socially with other patients while using the equipment. The simplicity of ableX means patients are far less dependent on a particular clinician or technical expertise.

We often hear that ableX helps to accelerate patients to access more complex clinical tools or complete longer contact sessions, so has a role optimising existing interventions.

ableX includes training (soon available as online accreditation) which helps you prescribe the Just Right Challenge for patients. Through this methodology you can modularise a patient’s exercise routine so anyone on the care team can administer it. Online delivery gives you anytime access to monitor and personalise for each patient, and to cohort data for KPIs.

Finally, because we feel strongly about continuity of care, our equipment and exercise routines are designed to go with the patient, bridging the gap as they transition from each care setting to the next. Our subscription access model helps to ensure that the cost of ableX fits closely to the actual provision and funding of care throughout the journey.


Case Studies - ableX in Practice


A clinic-based circuit programme recruited 92 outpatients with stroke and MS. The protocol provided 18 sessions over 6 weeks, for groups of up to 6. Using multiple devices the protocol developed into a graduated pathway for each individual.

The “Hand Hub” is now a permanent programme, and is also accessible to inpatients. 92 0utpatients, 1656 therapy hours, 0.2 FTE therapist, 97% adherence.


General rehabilitation units and long term care facilities in Australia and NZ employ ableX as a stroke treatment tool when expert therapists are unavailable.

It can be reimbursed when recommended by a rehabilitation professional.


A therapist-led service model at MSWA in Perth enabled 20 stroke and MS clients to complete 532 independent therapy sessions in their own homes over an average 10 weeks, each needing just a single hands-on visit to access the ableX cloud platform.

Patient support, adherence/activity data and benefits reporting were all delivered remotely.

Return on Investment

Average contact time per participant 5 hours
Patient Sessions to Contact Sessions 6:1 Productivity Ratio*
10 Week Delivery vs Conventional Therapy 11% Cost Saving*

Cost to Funder


Value of Therapy Sessions



* ableX analysis of patient and therapist activity data in the MSWA at-home pilot, applying NDIS funding rates

Research, Studies & Results

The core intervention of devices and software has been the subject of peer reviewed research papers and conference presentations, mainly in stroke cohorts. Clinically significant gains in arm function, cognition, mobility and quality of life are recorded. View the list of publications to date here.

On the strength of pilot studies completed to date, opportunities exist for future research in connection with the use of ableX for stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy.


"The major plus for a therapist is that the client is fully interacting with the games cognitively and functionally. I had never seen a client so engaged in the task for 45 minutes when focusing on upper limb rehabilitation."

Anne Recordon - Rehabilitation Specialist

Stephen Tauwhare Stroke Recovery Story
Anne Recordon - ableX Lead Clinician

Recovery Stories