Magvita rTMS Therapy Approved by NICE for Depression Treatment
rTMS Depression Treatment NICE Approved
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has now approved rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) as an effective and safe method of treating depression for patients in the UK. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a treatment which uses pulsing magnetic fields to activate brain centers associated with mood. The treatment has a number of advantages over traditional medication as it is non-invasive. It does not involve surgery, anesthesia or sedation and it does not have the side effects associated with antidepressants. rTMS has also been shown effective in treating migraine, post-natal depression and pain.
The guidelines issued by NICE have not specified or restricted the type of rTMS treatment, which means that practitioners can offer treatment using conventional rTMS – which takes around 40 minutes per session – and/or theta burst,
which takes around 5 minutes.
Ectron are the UK exclusive distributors of Magventure's rTMS system known as Magvita. This is the only system that has been awarded a CE mark for clinical use.
NICE (The UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) has – as of December 2015 – issued full guidance to the NHS on rTMS as a treatment for depression: “The evidence on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression shows no major safety
concerns [...] repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression may be used with normal arrangements for clinical governance and audit.”
Ectron is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at Therapy Expo,
Birmingham NEC on 22nd & 23rd November 2017. Come and visit us on stand TB63 and have a demonstration on the new PABLO from Tyromotion.
The PABLO Handsensor is a real allrounder: hand-arm-therapy and assessment device in one, the PABLO does not just facilitate the training of all grip forms of the hand; the built-in sensors also track the grip force and range of motion. Thanks to the cross-system tyroS software, the PABLO offers interactive motion training with audiovisual feedback. The results of each training session are automatically integrated into the data base and the therapy report.
With the following wireless extensions, the PABLO becomes even more versatile:
The PABLO Motionsensor is a precise joint assessment due to measurement modules that are attached to the body with loop straps of various sizes. Individual positioning of the Motionsensors enables a variety of therapies. So symmetric and asymmetric, bilateral and cooperative applications are possible.
The PABLO Multiball supports pronation and supination training as well as the flexion and extension of the wrist. Even at an early stage of rehabilitation, such as flaccid hemiparesis, the Multiball can be used for therapy of the upper extremities. To that end, the PABLO sensor handle is simply inserted into the PABLO Multiball. The hand is attached to the ball by means of a flexible strap system.
The PABLOMultiboard is used to guide and assist repetitive distal and proximal single- and multi-joint exercises. Even severely impaired patients can receive therapy with the Multiboard and learn to avoid compensations in movement from the get-go.