Pediatric Neurology Solutions

The following is a summary of a study published in
the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology( EJPN) in  January,2012. The official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society .
 It is important to gain insights into upper limb impairments and how they relate with activity  in children who have unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). It is also important  to optimize treatment interventions. The  AIMS of the study were (1) To investigate upper limb impairments and activity limitations in children with unilateral CP; (2) to compare these impairments according to the Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) and (3) to determine the impact of impairments on activity measures.
 Eighty-one children with unilateral CP aged 5-15 years were used in the study. The  CONCLUSIONS reached in general were that additional use of impairment-based interventions were necessary.
Enter the TUTORs. The HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR. are newly developed physical therapy products that have become a key system in
neuromuscular rehabilitation that provides additional impairment interventions. The TUTORs are used for victims of CP,
stroke, brain and spinal injuries, Parkinson’s, MS and other limb movement limitations. These innovative products implement an impairment based program with augmented motion feedback that encourages motor learning through intensive active exercises and movement practice. The HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR consist of a wearable glove and braces that detect limb movement showing the patient how much active or assisted active movement they are actually doing. The rehabilitation software uses special  games to set a new target for this movement in terms of the patient’s ability to move their limb. The devices then measure that movement and give feedback on the success of the patient in trying to gain his objective. In this  way the patient is given  feedback that lets him understand which effort is more successful in allowing  their affected limb to gain normal movement.  The TUTOR system are physical therapy products that provide exercises that are challenging and motivating and allow for repetitive and intensive exercise practice.
The TUTORs are now part of the physical therapy solutions of leading U.S. German, Italian, French, UK and other foreign hospitals. See WWW.MEDITOUCH.CO.IL for more information.

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