Multiple Sclerosis and the HandTutor ArmTutor – Tutor Sytem

According to a study by A. Solari MD etal  from the Istituto Nazionale Neurologico in  Milan, Italy, physical rehabilitation has a positive effect on disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients
Although physical rehabilitation is commonly administered to MS patients, its efficacy has not been established.
The study assessed the efficacy of an inpatient physical rehabilitation program on impairment, disability, and
quality of life of MS patients with a randomized, single-blind, controlled trial.
The results showed that the MS patients that received physical and occupational therapy improved in their overall health-related quality of life.
The conclusions reached were that physical rehabilitation resulted in an improvement in disability and had a positive impact on mental components of health-related quality of life perception at 3 and 9 weeks.
The TUTOR system incouding the ArmTutor LegTutor and HandTutor has shown itself to be an effective rehabilitation tool for MS patients.
The newly developed HANDTUTOR and its sister devices (ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR) have become a key system in neuromuscular rehabilitation and physical therapy embracing interactive rehabilitation exercise. These innovative devices implement an impairment based program with augmented feedback and encourage physical therapy through intensive active exercises. These exercises are challenging and motivating and allow for repetitive training tailored to the patient’s performance. This training is tailored and customized by the occupational and physical therapist to ensure that the patient stays motivated to do intensive repetitive manual therapy and exercise practice.
The HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR are now  part of the rehabilitation program of leading U.S. and foreign hospitals with the TUTORS being also used in clinics in China and Korea as well as by patient’s at home. Home care patients can be supported by the occupational and physical therapist offering tele-rehabilitation. See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information.

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