Posts Tagged ‘armtutor’

OT and PT therapeutic goals

The MediTouch system is a state of the art targeted rehabilitation system that hones in on specific therapeutic goals. Through the enjoyment and motivation of video game based rehabilitation which gives immediate feedback to the patient, the HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3DTutor address the challenge of impaired movement ability. The system is used in the clinic and at home and offers motivating customized exercise practice with OT and PT support.

The system benefits patients with movement dysfunction or impaired functional activity caused by neurological disorders, including traumatic brain injury (tbi), stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis. In addition the system is used for physical therapy after shoulder, elbow, hip and knee surgery.


Computer-based cognitive rehabilitation (CBCR) after stroke

Computer-based cognitive rehabilitation (CBCR) effective on improving cognitive function after stroke. This conclusion was reached by occupational therapists from Department of Occupational Therapy, Semyung University, Jecheon, Republic of Korea. The group publish their results in NeuroRehabilitation, 04/16/2013.

The MediTouch HandTutor and ArmTutor work on improving motor sensory and cognitive movement ability through. The system is used in the clinic and at home and offers motivating customized exercise practice with OT and PT support.

Motivation and participation in exercise practice improves rehabilitation outcome

Writing in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 03/19/2013 Dr. Bolliger from Balgrist University Hospital Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich discusses the importance of active participation of patients during robotic-assisted rehabilitation. The group looked at spinal cord injury patients (SCI).

The HandTutor, ArmTutor and LegTutor use augmented motion feedback so that the patients are encouraged to do repetitive customized active and assisted active exercises with instant feedback on their performance.

Web-based telemedicine provides specialty care at home for Parkinson Disease (PD)

Published in JAMA Neurol. 2013 Mar Dr. Ray Dorsey, Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of the Movement Disorders Center, Johns Hopkins University concludes that web-based videoconferencing and telemedicine for the provision of specialty care at home is feasible, effective and provides value to patients, and may offer similar clinical benefit to that of in-person care in  Parkinson Disease (PD). This indicates that telemedicine is feasible for other movement Disorders and neurodegenerative Diseases.

The HandTutor, ArmTutor and LegTutor is used at home by Parkinsons disease patients and is supported by telerehabilitation.

Upper limb Paresis after Stroke

Writing in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 03/05/2013 Dr. Timmermans from Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands quotes that More than 50% of patients with upper limb paresis after stroke face long-term impaired arm function and ensuing disability in daily life.

The HandTutor and the ArmTutor is used by outpatients and home patients to improve functional upper limb movement ability.

Physical neurological rehabilitation and observation or imagery of a motor action

Published in J Neuroeng Rehabilitation Dr. Holper and colleagues from the  University Hospital Zurich Switzerland shed insight into how neural networks located in the primary and secondary motor areas are activated during observation or imagery of a motor action investigated during neurorehabilitative training by physical and occupational therapists. The physical rehabilitation techniques of observation, imagery and imitation is also know as the simulation hypothesis  The research was funded by the Swiss Society for Neuroscience (SSN), the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).

Augmented motion feedback training with the HandTutor, ArmTutor and LegTutor is thought to utilize the action-observation system as described by the simulation hypothesis and motivates the patient to perform repetitive and controlled intensive exercise practice in order to improve functional rehabilitation outcomes.

Recognition by The Joint Commission of the outstanding quality of orthopedic care

Orthopedic surgery

Accreditation by the Joint commission allows a a rehabilitation hospital or Health System to say that their orthopedic joint replacement programs are effective and underscored by the consistent use of appropriate, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the hip, knee or shoulder replacement patient population.The hospital has proved that it holds a commitment to a higher standard of service, infrastructure and management.

Following orthopedic surgery the patient will need to undergo physical rehabilitation in order to increase the range of movement of the operated hip, knee, elbow or shoulder and increase muscle strength and speed and accuracy of movement. The Tutor system including the ArmTutor and LegTutor is a tool used by physical therapists in rehabilitation hospitals that allows customization of the intensive exercise practice that the patient will need to undergo in order to improve functional movement ability. The ArmTutor and LegTutor are CE and FDA certified and used in many rehabilitation hospitals in the US and abroad.

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