Shoulder Therapy for Athletes Enhanced By ArmTutor

The conclusion of a study by Dr. Thomas Stein et al which was published in  the November 2011 issue of ”The American Journal of Sports Medicine” stated that  athletes’ shoulder stabilization usually results in  prolonged rehabilitation depending on the functional demand of the performed shoulder-dependent sport, according to the specific shoulder sport score systems.
The ARMTUTOR system has been developed to allow for functional rehabilitation of the shoulder as well as the elbow and wrist or upper extremity. The TUTOR system consists of an ergonomic wearable arm brace and dedicated physical rehabilitation software. It  allows for interactive rehabilitation exercise and  a range of biomechanical evaluations which include speed, passive and active range of motion and a motion analysis of the upper extremity. This quantitative data allows physical and occupational therapists (OT) (PT) to customize the right exercise parameters according to the patient’s movement ability and then report on the patient’s exercise progress. The ARMTUTOR rehabilitation concept is based on performing controlled and repetitive exercise  practice by using  various games which are set at a patient customized level and with real time accurate feedback on the patient’s performance.  The  rehabilitation games are suitable for a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic injury and disease such as Parkinson’s, CP, MS, Brain and Spinal cord injuries and others..
The games challenge the patient to perform the exercise at a customized difficulty level. This level is set by the OT or PT and encourages the patient to do intensive repetitive exercise practice.
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. Overall. controlled exercise of multijoints within a normal movement pattern will prevent the patient developing an undesired and compensatory joint movement pattern and this will ensure better performance of functional tasks.
The Arm Tutor and its sister devices (LEGTUTOR, HANDTUTOR, 3DTUTOR) are used wordwide in hospitals and clinics. They can also be used at home through telerehabilitation. See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information….


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