Physical therapy implemented by the HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3DTutor can be effective in reducing hospitalization time

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Drs. CL Peiris and N.F. Taylor et al writing in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 09/01/2011 have established that extra physical therapy reduces patient length of stay and improves functional outcomes and quality of life in people with acute or subacute conditions.The team nvestigated whether extra physical therapy intervention will reduce the length of stay and improves patient outcomes in people with acute or sub acute conditions.

Several randomized controlled trials evaluated the effect of extra physical therapy on patient outcomes and were included for review. 

The conclusions drawn were that extra physical therapy decreases length of stay and significantly improves mobility, activity, and quality of life including ADL tasks. Future research could address possible benefits of providing extra services from other disciplines in addition to physical therapy.

One of the most effective physical therapy for joint rehabilitation available for post stroke, head and spinal injuries as well as Parkinson’s, CP, MS, Brachial Plexus injury and many other diseases and injuries is with the use of the HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3DTutor. These innovative devices are already in use in leading U.S. and foreign hospitals and clinics. The Tutor system includes wearable ergonomic glove or brace that has been designed to detect motion and physical impairment. The information is recorded and documented allowing the therapist to fully customize the system to the patient’s ability. Together with powerful dedicated software provides the patient is provided with challenging exercise objectives that are given by the therapist through the software. The devices are FDA and CE certified, and available for children and adults. The ArmTutor, legTutor and HandTutor are used at home and can be supported by telerehabilitation.

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