Functional gains/ Physical rehabilitation/ HandTutor ArmTutor and Tbi patients

A study of rehabilitation outcomes for elderly Tbi patients was conducted by Samantha G. M. Yap,  MBBS, MRCP, FAMS and Karen S. G. Chua, MBBS, MRCP, FRCP (Edin), FAMS show that older patients with TBI benefit from physical rehabilitation and occupational rehabilitation with significant functional gains and a high rate of return to home and to community.
The objective of the study was to identify and characterize injury variables as well as  outcomes in persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are 55 years and older and admitted to a  rehabilitation unit. Fifty two individuals over a 4-year period were included in the study. It was discovered that the most common reason for injury was falls (61.5%).
The conclusions showed that most patients in this group had severe brain injury, which may have been due to a higher incidence of intracerebral hematoma. It also showed that older patients with TBI do benefit from physical rehabilitation with significant functional gains and a high rate of return to home and to community.
The Tutor system is the medical device of choice in Tbi rehabilitation for the elderly as well as similar patients of younger ages. Consisting of the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR these devices have been developed to teach children and adults how to reuse their affected joints after hand and wrist injuries such as trauma or stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, CP, MS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and a host of other serious debilitating diseases that affect hand, wrist and arm movement ability.
The unique and successful devices use a dedicated software that utilize games to enhance and improve the patient’s functional movement ability by motivating the patient to do intensive movement practice which is the key element in an occupational and physical therapist’s treatment of movement impairments. The games motivate the patient to excel and thereby to improve their range of motion and general use of the hand or wrist.
The TUTORS  use tele rehabilitation for those patients that are home bound or who have recovered sufficiently to get their treatment at home. Leading U.S. and foreign hospitals and outpatient clinics now use the devices which can treat adults as well. See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information.

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