Functional Proprioceptive Stimulations for Neurological Impairments - Medical / Health Care
Neurological impairments such as strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease can significantly affect a patient’s mobility, and many patients affected with these conditions have a significant long-term mobility impairment. One of the main challenges of existing neuro-rehabilitation treatment methods is effectively preserving or reestablishing the coordination between motricity (active movement) and the related neurosensory information. Resulting from a long run background in neurosciences, Techno Concept developed a solution that addresses these challenges with a unique an innovative neuro-rehabilitation therapy approach called “Functional Proprioceptive Stimulation” [FPS] and embedded into our medical solution Vibramoov.
- Functional Proprioceptive Stimulations (FPS) are applied on the musculo-tendinous junction.
- FPS mechanically stimulate the muscle spindles, mimicking the sensory signals – 1a fibers
of functional movements.
- This neurosensory trick activates related sensory-motor areas allowing patients to feel natural movements.
- Because sensory & motor systems are interdependent, the CNS then reacts by initiating corresponding movements.
In doing so, these stimulations can keep the patient’s sensorimotor interactions active, from the first stages after a trauma. Starting rehabilitation early is one of the key factors that aids in restoring patient sensorimotor functions and the regain of autonomy.
According to the clinical efficacy results published in NeuroImage Journal in 2012*, the sensorimotor network is preserved in subjects who underwent treatment using FPS for hand immobilization, while the sensorimotor network of subjects not treated with FPS was significantly altered.
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Spinal cord injury
- Parkinson’s diseaset