Innovative Technologies

We use innovative technologies and therapies to assist with spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

  • Bioddex with Treadmill
  • EasyStand
  • LiteGait Over Treadmill
  • Overhead Track
  • RT300
  • Redcord Workstation System
  • Saebo MyoTrac Infiniti

Innovative Technologies

  • Expand Bioness H200 panel

    The Bioness H200 delivers low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves that control muscles in the hand and forearm. It helps re-educate weak or paralyzed muscles to improve the ability to reach, grasp or pinch, which leads to increased freedom and independence for patients.

    Bioness Technology

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  • Expand Bioness L300 Foot Drop System panel

    The L300’s advanced technology delivers programmed, low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves and muscles that lift the foot and allow for increased mobility.

    The NESS L 300 Plus specifically provides ankle dorsiflexion and knee flexion or extension in individuals with foot drop and thigh muscle weakness following an upper motor neuron injury or disease.

    Physiological Effects

    • Activation of proprioceptive and musculocutaneous reflex mechanisms
    • Reduces muscle tone/spasm
    • Produces tetanized muscle contraction

    Indications

    • Facilitate muscle reeducation
    • Prevent/retard disuse atrophy
    • Maintain or increase joint range of motion
    • Increase local blood flow
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  • Expand FEES Technology panel

    Have you ever had difficulty swallowing, frequent coughing, or had to constantly clear your throat when eating or drinking? If you answered yes to any of these, you may benefit from an evaluation of your swallowing function.

    In this procdure, a small camera is used to assess swallowing while a patient eats and/or drinks. This evaluation allows direct viewing of the throat without the use of radiation. Upon completion of the procedure, our speech therapists will provide immediate recommendations, including modification of food and/or liquid and strategies to make it easier and safer to swallow.

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  • Expand Gaming panel

    An innovative way to make therapy time fun!

    The Nintendo Wii Fit and XBox Kinect systems provide a fun and interactive way to do therapeutic exercises with our patients. We use gaming systems to facilitate goals such as improving joint movement, muscle toning, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.

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  • Expand Mobility Course panel

    We provide a safe environment for patients to gain experience navigating various terrain (i.e., bark chips, sand, gravel, cobblestone and grass) during their treatment to improve their ability to safely make their way across these surfaces when encountering them in their home and in the community.

    Mobility course terrain

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  • Expand Music Glove panel

    The Music Glove is designed to encourage high number of repetitions of meaningful gripping movements through an engaging, music-based game.

    Staff member working with a patient using Music Glove technology

    Exercise with Music Glove is clinically proven to:

    • Improve hand function in two weeks
    • Lead to functional gains such as opening a door, washing dishes, typing and using the restroom independently
    • Motivate safe, high-intensity movements that initiate neuroplasticity in the brain

    How it Works

    The Music Glove is a sensorized glove that promotes recovery of hand function after injury. Users must make specific grips in time with songs. The correct grip and timing are shown by scrolling notes on a screen. The Music Glove also records the percentage of notes that were “hit,” the total number of grips performed, and the total time played for each song.

    Indications

    Improvement of motor recovery in hand and hand function caused by impairments from:

    • Stroke
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Neurologic and muscular injury
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Developmental disability
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  • Expand VitalStim panel

    Nearly 15 million Americans suffer from dysphagia. This is a non-invasive therapy to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). The electrical stimulation aids in muscle strengthening to fix or rehabilitate your swallow.

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