Tutor System Complements Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Rehabilitation

December 05, 2011   Jackson, Tennessee
Those who are curious about hyperbaric oxygen therapy — how it may help a variety of health conditions — are invited to a free seminar at the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. Focusing especially on traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder this month, attendees will view a video provided by the Navy League of the United States, participate in a question-and-answer session and tour the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center. The center, operated by Medical Director Dr. Roy Schmidt, is located with the Pain Specialist Center at 15 Stonebridge in Jackson, Tennessee.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the only non-hormonal treatment approved by the FDA for biologically repairing and regenerating human tissue. Its off-label use may help a variety of conditions, including closed head injury/concussion, stroke, cerebral palsy, autism, Lyme disease, peripheral neuropathy syndromes/diabetes, reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome, migraine headaches and others.
The Tennessee Hyperbaric Center’s six-person chamber has been certified by the State of Tennessee and is FDA 510(k)-cleared. In the chamber, patients breathe 100% medical-grade oxygen under pressure. This process drives oxygen into cells, reviving them or helping them function. An additional effect is growth of new blood vessels and long-lasting therapeutic benefits.
When the hyperbaric therapy is concluded a HandTutor or LegTutor can be introduced to improve fine motor, sensory and cognitive impairments.
The Tutor system (including the ArmTutor and 3DTutor) has shown much success in rehabilitation of joint movement following stroke or SCI, TBI, Parkinson’s disease, upper or lower limb surgeries and more. 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 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 Tutor 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 is FDA and CE certified. See http://www.HandTutor.com for more information.
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