Bioness Neuroprosthetic and Rehabilitation Splint Systems
For neurological patients at Covenant Rehab Centers, the Bioness Neuroprosthetic
and Rehabilitation Systems for neurological recovery can make all the
difference in the world. Allowing therapy to begin in an acute care setting
just days after a stroke occurs, the Bioness system helps to provide valuable
feedback to the central nervous system and synchronize functional muscle
activity. Two devices are available for utilization at Covenant Rehab
Centers—the Ness H200 for hand therapy, and the Ness L300 for leg therapy.
Ness H200 for Hand Therapy
How does it work?
The Bioness system uses Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES) to help
patients regain lost mobility. When treatment begins, electrodes are placed
on the skin’s surface to stimulate and activate affected muscles.
Then the therapist programs the devices with a customized sequence of
exercises. Once programmed, the Bioness systems send mild electric stimulation
to the nerves that perform a particular sequence. This forces the affected
areas to move in repetitive motions.
What are the benefits?
The Bioness system can help improve function and voluntary movement, increase
range of motion, reduce stiffness, increase local blood circulation and
prevent or retard muscle weakness in the affected region. It can also
help the brain relearn how to use certain muscles and regain awareness
of the impaired limb.
Recovery can be a tough journey, but Covenant Rehab Centers will help you
make it a positive experience. Get on the road to recovery. Use our online tool to
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