ROCKFORD, Mich., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group (LBBRG) displayed two life-impacting technologies at a recent demonstration at their Rockford, Michigan center.
The first was MyndMove, a non-invasive functional electrical stimulation (FES) therapy for individuals with arm and hand paralysis due to a stroke, spinal cord or other neurological injury. In attendance was Dr. Milos Popovich, inventor of MyndMove, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Associate Scientific Director and Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research & University of Toronto Professor.
MyndMove is manufactured by MyndTec Inc., a privately held medical technology company located in Mississauga, Ontario.
“MyndMove improves the lives of individuals with paralysis such as stroke and spinal cord injury by stimulating the muscles in the upper extremities. We have selected Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group to help us run our United States clinical trials,” said Dr. Milos Popovich. “LBBRG President Richard Widgren sits on the MyndMove board and is helping us here in the United States.”
The second demonstrated technology was REX, the standing exercise tool with the ability to ambulate.
Developed in New Zealand, REX is a hands-free robotic mobility device for rehabilitation. Designed for people with limited mobility, REX is completely self-supporting and can adjust quickly to each user. REX lifts patients from a sitting position into a robot-supported standing position, allowing them to take part in a set of supported walking and stretching exercises designed by specialist physiotherapists.
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Wheelchair users are at risk of developing numerous medical complications from extended periods of sitting. By enabling them to spend more time standing, walking and receiving therapy, REX may offer significant health benefits.
“The clients at LBBRG in both Rockford and Traverse City will get to test MyndMove for the next nine months and REX for the next 30 days,” said Sandy Burns, PT, MSPT and director, LBBRG. “Our goal is to create innovative options for our clients. These technologies will provide hope that individuals with disabilities should have with all opportunities, therefore the highest quality of life.”
About Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group
With locations in Rockford and Traverse City, Michigan, Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group is an intensive, non-traditional therapy program that addresses the nervous system below the diagnosed level of injury. The website is http://lbbrehab.com.
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