Tutor System Effective Even When Funds Are Limited

Heather Moore writing for KPHO.COM in Phoenix, AZ. reports the following story: “This was a star athlete. He was a great, great kid,” Consie Skembo said during a physical therapy session for her son.
Today, 27-year-old Max is fighting to regain what he lost two-and-a-half years ago in a motorcycle accident; his ability to walk and talk.
“The more therapy you get, the stronger and faster you change,” Skembo says.
But she says the therapy Max can get after injury to his brain is limited. “The insurance will only pay for so much, and that’s how much we’re getting.”
Max’s mom has followed Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ remarkable recovery and her continuous, top-notch care.
“I think he’d be where she is if he had the same treatment that she’s had,” she said.
Another family receiving therapy right now, agrees.
“If people got half of what she’s getting, we’d have a lot of people that have traumatic brain injuries, they’d be a lot better off,” Melinda Allen, Bryan Keneally’s aunt said.
Bryan Keneally was hit by two cars while riding his bicycle last year.
Also last year, AHCCCS drastically cut the number of physical therapy visits allowed under the state’s health care coverage.
When insurance funds are limited the physical therapy method for traumatic brain injuries should be the best possible. The Tutor system is just such a set of devices.
The Tutor system (HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor, 3DTutor) has shown much success in rehabilitation of joint movement. The Tutor system consists of ergonomic wearable devices together with powerful dedicated rehabilitation software. The system is indicated for patients in rehabilitation centers, private clinics and the home where it can be supported by telerehabilitation. It is designed for those who have head, trunk, upper and lower extremity movement dysfunction.
The Tutor system consists of motivating and challenging games that allow the patient to practice isolated and/or interjoint coordination exercises. Controlled exercise practice will help to prevent the development of compensatory movement patterns. The dedicated software allows the therapist to fully customize the exercises to the patient’s movement ability. In addition the therapist can objectively and quantitatively evaluate and report on the treatment progress. The rehabilitation system optimizes the patient’s motor, sensory and cognitive performance and allows the patient to better perform everyday functional tasks to improve their quality of life. The Tutor system can be used in the patient’s home through the use of telerehabilitation making it a less expensive way of getting therapy. The Tutor system is FDA and CE certified. See http://www.HandTutor.com for more information.
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