Spinal Cord Injury Treated by Tutor System in Physiotherapy

July 25, 2008, started as a typical summer day for Brandon Armstrong as he and a few friends grabbed their rods and reels to go fishing by a train trestle in a creek near his home in Joyce, in Winn Parish. While the boys planned on spending the day fishing, they also decided to bring along a .22 caliber rifle to do some target practice. In short Armstrong suffered a severe brain injury after being shot in the back of the head during a hunting accident., The  family has continued his therapy in one centralized location, in HealthSouth Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic in Alexandria. Armstrong is slowly recovering from his injury with the help of extensive therapy.

 The TUTOR has been shown to improve the chances of restoring full mobility to brain injury patients. Occupational therapists use the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR,  3DTUTOR –  known as theTUTOR system as a manual therapy tool to help them with their rehabilitative work., The TUTOR system has shown much success in rehabilitation of joint movement. The newly developedTUTORS consist of ergonomic wearable devices. The HANDTUTOR is a glove for hand therapy and the ARMTUTOR is an arm brace for elbow and shoulder rehabilitation.  The system is indicated for patients who have suffered a stroke, head/brain injury, SCI, CP, MS, Parkinson’s disease and other mobility restraining illnesses. It is used by occupational therapists and physiotherapists 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.  The dedicated rehabilitation software allows the physical and occupational therapist to fully customize the exercises to the patient’s movement ability. In addition the OT and PT can make objective follow up and reports on their patients progress. Rehabilitation aims to 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 TUTORS are certified by the FDA and CE See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information.

2 responses to this post.

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  2. Really blog.It’s really helpful.
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