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.
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.
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 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
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.
rTMS treatment is now available from SmartTMS
read more about the approval at: NICE GUIDELINES
Ectron is pleased to announce the launch of Tyromotions new PABLO which is being demonstrated for the very first at RehabWeek 2017, in London.
The PABLO® system is a modern assessment and therapy device for the rehabilitation of patients with impaired motor functions.
MINIMAL MOVEMENTS BECOME VISIBLE
The sensitivity of the Motion sensors enables the tracking of underlying movements. Patients who perform a therapeutic game with minimal movements are more motivated and have more fun during the rehabilitation process.
Activities of daily living can be implemented into the therapy sessions at a high rate of repetition with the PABLO® system. This link to daily routines supports the motivation of the patient and enables his/her motor learning. Sit-to-stand, steering a car, reaching for objects or climbing the stairs are just a few examples.
Creativity has no limits! In combination with the TYROS software every therapeutic movement-exercise can be done in a motivating way and additional feedback using the PABLO® Motionsensors. It‘s simple handling enables a very quick therapy setup with almost no chances for compensation movements.
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Ectron is proud to partner with Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust in the launch of it's TMS clinical trials.
The team from Ectron along with Claus Mathiesen from MagVenture spent two days at the Dorothy Pattison Hospital in Walsall covering the benefits of TMS Therapy for the treatment of depression along with sharing the latest TMS research.
In addition, the whole team gained an understanding of what TMS can offer as a treatment, who it may be suitable for, as well as a practical "hands-on sessions" with the MagVita TMS Therapy system.
Dr Russell Davies and the team will now be going forward and the trial is due to start this month.
5th Annual Queen Square Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Course, London 29th-30th June 2017.
Ectron are pleased to announce it is sponsoring the 5th Annual Queen Square Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Course, London 29th-30th June 2017.
5th Annual Queen Square Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Course: Treating patients with upper limb deficit: Integrating research into practice
The two-day course provides an overview of current research looking at treatment and rehabilitation options for the neurological patient with upper limb deficit. The course aims to assist in the practical real-life translation of scientific evidence into clinical practice and asks - what is it that makes an upper limb therapy effective? Delegates will have the opportunity to trial novel devices and robotic technology.
Course lecturers are from The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the UCL Institute of Neurology and other renowned institutes in upper limb rehabilitation in neurological patients.This year the team took delivery of the latest in technology from Tyromotion and have full Tyrosolution including MYRO at the hospital to complete the Upper Limb Suite. The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery are seeing fantastic results with their patients and continued benefits are often seen for at least 6 months beyond the programme.