UCLA’s Sean Sheller Can Regain Full Use of Arm With ArmTutor Therapy

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UCLA offensive lineman Sean Sheller will have surgery to repair two broken bones in his left arm on Tuesday.

Sheller, a sixth-year senior, was injured against Texas when his arm was caught between two helmets on a play near the goal line. The surgery will require placing plates and screws on the bones to help it heal.

The injury ends his season — and his college career.

Sheller overcame two knee surgeries to become a key member of the offensive line. He injured his right knee in 2006 and his left knee in 2008. He recovered and started 13 of the last 14 games.

Sheller played both tackle positions, but was moved to guard for the Texas game. Although he won’t return to his favorite sport Sheller can speed the recovery of his arm through the use of the ArmTutor.

The ArmTutor™ system has been developed to allow for functional rehabilitation of the upper extremity. The system consists of an ergonomic wearable arm brace and dedicated rehabilitation software. The ArmTutor™ system allows for a range of biomechanical evaluation including speed, passive and active range of motion and motion analysis of the upper extremity. Quantitative biomechanical data allow for objective evaluation and rehabilitation treatment follow up. The ArmTutor™ rehabilitation concept is based on performing controlled exercise rehabilitation practice at a patient customized level with real time accurate feedback on the patient’s performance. The exercises are designed in the form of challenging games that are suitable for a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic injury and disease.

The games challenge the patient to perform the exercise task to their best ability and to continue exercise practice. (Some of the games entail keeping a ball in its proper alignment which should keep Sean happy to compete with a ball).

The ArmTutor™ allows for isolated and a combination of elbow and three directional shoulder treatment. The system provides detailed exercise performance instructions and precise feedback on the patients exercise performance. Controlled exercise of multijoints within the normal movement pattern prevents the development of undesired and compensatory joint movement and ensures better performance of functional tasks.

The ArmTutor™ system and its sister devices (HandTutor, LegTutor and 3DTutor) is used by many leading rehabilitation centers worldwide and has full FDA and CE certification.

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