There are many conditions of the nervous system that can be helped by physical medicine and rehabilitation. These can include:
Functional disorders: Seizure disorder, dizziness, neuralgia or
Infections: Meningitis, encephalitis, polio or
Degenerative disorders: Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s chorea, Alzheimer’s disease or
Structural, traumatic, or neuromuscular disorders: Brain, head, or spinal cord injury; brain or spinal cord tumors; peripheral neuropathy; muscular dystrophy; myasthenia gravis; Guillain-Barré syndrome or
Vascular disorders: Stroke, transient ischemic attack, subarachnoid hemorrhage.
A typical neurological rehabilitation program may include the following: assistance with activities of daily living, speech therapy, activities to improve control and muscle balance, an exercise program, gait and balance retraining, activities to improve cognitive impairments,
The TUTOR system is one of he newest physical rehabilitation solutions and has been developed to achieve a return to normal limb movement, when they are affected, for many of the above ailments. The TUTOR system has shown much success in rehabilitation of joint movement.
The newly developed physical rehabilitation product referred to as the TUTOR system consists 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 LEGTUTOR is a leg brace for leg and hip. The system is indicated for patients who have suffered TBI, a stroke, 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.
The system is designed for those who have head, trunk, upper and lower extremity movement dysfunction. The accompanying software 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 patient’s progress. Rehabilitation aims to optimize 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
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