It is widely recognised that technology can make a significant difference in the recovery of patients following a stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury or other neurological conditions such as multiple scleroisis or parkinson's. Ectron has partnered with the world's leading medical device companies to provide the latest in robotics and rehabilitation technology to the UK's neurological rehabilitation hospitals and clinics.
Tyromotion is one of the world-wide leading manufacturers and suppliers of robotic and computer assisted technology for the rehabilitation sector.
The company focusses on the development of new and innovative technologies based on the use of powerful mechatronic systems for rehabilitation. The systems enable patients reach their goals in a faster, responsive and motivating way. This helps doctors and therapists guide their patients through the rehabilitation process in faster, goal focused and cost effective way.
Today the innovative therapy units of Tyromotion are being used in rehabilitation centres and clinics in the UK and world-wide.
Bioness is the leading provider of innovative technologies helping people regain mobility and independence. Bioness solutions include functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems providing functional and therapeutic benefits for individuals affected by neurological conditions and orthopedic injuries.
Rehabilitation of sensory and cognitive function typically involves methods for retraining neural pathways or training new neural pathways to regain or improve neurocognitive functioning that has been diminished by disease or trauma.
Research indicates that magnetic stimulation is able to improve the rehabilitation when used as a co-treatment for indications such as stroke, paresis, spasticity, aphasia/apraxia, pain, neuromuscular disturbances, and movement disorders. In the case of stroke, the loss of voluntary movement in the limbs of one side of the body or loss of speech production or understanding are severe consequences.
As opposed to most of the already used methods, magnetic stimulation is treating the cause and not just the symptoms. Magnetic stimulation is painless as there is no current stimulation across your skin.
Maastricht University European Clinical TMS Certification Course 2018.
London Clinical Certification Course, 14th-16th March 2018 - New Date Released.
Following the success of the first London Clinical TMS Course in March 2017, Ectron are pleased to announce that the popular course held at Maastricht University will be offered again in London during March 2018.
Researchers, Clinicians, and Academics from Maastricht University provide the renowned three-day European TMS Certification Course to be held in London, UK with a focus on the clinical applications of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
: Now extended to 3 full days to allow extra practical hands-on training. Basic and advanced training options to enable both, basic training for beginners but also advanced training for more experienced participants.
For more information and to book a place, please visit the course website: http://www.tmscourse.eu/london For more information about TMS for your Hospital or Clinic please email: email@example.com
On the 25th April 2017 the National Institute for Health Research published a report stating repetitive task training can help recovery after stroke.
Following a stroke, people who received repetitive task training showed greater improvements in performing functional tasks, such as picking up a cup, standing up and walking. These improvements were sustained for up to six months.
Disability following stroke is common, affecting around half of all stroke survivors. This NIHR-funded review of over thirty trials found that repetitive task training provided small gains in arm and leg function, balance and walking distance (about 35 metres).
We do not yet know the optimum number of sessions, or the ideal duration or intensity. However, it is a versatile and relatively easy intervention which can be delivered by physiotherapists/occupational therapists in groups, individually, in hospital, in the community or at home. Depending on the nature of the exercise, there is also potential for people to continue to practice on their own or with carer support.
This review shows that it can help people to improve functionality and mobility .
MagVenture are looking forward to a busy week at the Clinical TMS Society (18-19th May) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting (20th-24th May) in San Diego, USA.
The Annual meeting of the Clinical TMS Society provides an unique opportunity to connect at an international gathering of TMS providers and researchers set alongside both the American Psychiatric Association and International Society for ECT and Neuromodulation meetings.
If you are in San Diego, come and along and meet the MagVenture Team.
For more information about TMS for your hospital or clinic, please email firstname.lastname@example.org