Tutor System – LegTutor ArmTutor one of the Most Promising Interventions for Elderly Physical Rehabilitation

Michaela M. Pinter and, Michael Brainin, of the, Department for Clinical Neurosciences and Preventive Medicine, Danube University Krems,  Krems, Austria published the following comment.
Stroke is known to be a leading cause of disability and therefore physical rehabilitation is a major part of patient care. Most interventions do not target elderly patients but there is unequivocal evidence to promote rehabilitation in multidisciplinary stroke units or integrated care of a multidisciplinary team in the community. Most research has focused on the effect of interventions on recovery in different forms of impairment and disability. The most promising options for motor recovery of the arm include constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT), robotic-assisted strategies and devices like the HAndTutor ArmTutor and LegTutor – TUTOR system . The Tutor system is very cost effective.
Interventions to improve postural stability and gait include fitness training, high-intensity therapy, and repetitive-task training. However, information about the clinical effect of various strategies of cognitive rehabilitation and strategies for aphasia and dysarthria is scarce. Several large trials of rehabilitation practice are underway to test these interventions in the elderly, either alone or in combination with early mobilisation, cardiorespiratory fitness training and intensive repetitive training exercise practice.
 The TUTOR system, consisting of the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR, present an excellent supplement to new and traditional therapies for patients with some movement ability in the upper and lower limbs. This is because the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR allow the physical and occupational therapist to give patients customized, intensive and repetitive exercise practice according to their movement ability. In this way  the dose and intensiveness of manual therapy can be increased as the patient is motivated to do the correct exercises without doing compensatory movement .
The HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTORand 3DTUTOR has been shown to improve range of motion as well as speed and accuracy of movement and improve functional movement ability in stroke patients and and those who experienced SCI, brain injury or other upper and lower limb disabilities., The TUTOR is being used in leading  rehabilitation departments in the US and UK in addition to outpatient and private clinics.
Patients discharged from inpatient rehabilitation departments are benefiting from the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR  in the comfort of their own homes. through tele rehabilitation.  The system is available for children and adults and is certified by the FDA and CE. See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM

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