Post Breast Surgery Physical Therapy Can Be Enhanced by the ArmTutor

Kelli Easterling reporting in YOURDAILYJOURNAL.COM in February 2012 reports on the advice that after breast surgery, lymph node removal or breast radiation women should get involved in exercise to help in the recovery according to health care professionals. There are DVDs that explain how that can be done. It is vital that women who endure these kind of cancer surgeries return to a normal full range of motion so that they are able to resume a normal lifestyle.
One of the successful methods of such exercise can include the ARMTUTOR.
The ARMTUTOR system has been developed to allow for functional rehabilitation of the arm, shoulder, elbow, wrist or anywhere in the upper extremity. The system consists of an ergonomic wearable arm brace and dedicated physical rehabilitation software. The ARMTUTOR system allows for interactive rehabilitation exercise and  a range of biomechanical evaluations including speed, passive and active range of motion and motion analysis of the upper extremity. This quantitative data allows physical and occupational therapists (PT) (OT) to customize the right exercise parameters to the patient‘s movement ability and report on the patient’s exercise progress. The ARMTUTOR rehabilitation concept is based on performing controlled and repetitive exercise rehabilitation practice. It does this through the use of various games which are set at a patient-customized level with real time accurate feedback on the patient’s performance.  The rehabilitation games are suitable for a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic injuries and diseases.
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 and arm treatments. The system provides detailed exercise performance instructions and precise feedback on the patient’s exercise performance. Overall, controlled exercise of multijoints within a normal movement pattern will prevent the patient developing an undesired or compensatory joint movement pattern and this will ensure better performance of functional tasks.
The ARMTUTOR and its sister devices (LEGTUTOR, HANDTUTOR, 3DTUTOR) are used wordwide in hospitals and clinics and are certified by the FDA and CE. They can be used at home through telerehabilitation. See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information….

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