CORE Health Care Now Has MediTouch Rehabilitation System, First Facility in Texas

Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

Clients at CORE Health Care now have access to state-of-the art software and equipment to help their functional recovery.

Combining wearable devices with rehabilitation software, the MediTouch Rehabilitation System allows therapists to customize exercises based on an individual’s movement ability. CORE Health Care is the first facility in Texas to offer MediTouch to its patients.

Man using ArmTutor“CORE is always looking at novel methods and interventions for boosting neuroplastic recovery,” said Eric Makowski, CORE Health Care CEO. “The MediTouch system fits that bill and will keep residents engaged longer in therapy sessions, ultimately enhancing their outcomes.”

Designed for people recovering from stroke, brain injury, orthopedic injury, nerve injury, muscle weakness and other injuries, the MediTouch system offers HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3D-Tutor, which, along with the software, can be used separately or together.

The computer leads patients through challenging games and other movement applications, allowing users to practice isolated and coordinated exercises. When they finish, they get both video and audio feedback. The system also has position and speed sensors to record movements, so as therapists and patients work on motor, sensory and cognitive skills, performance can be objectively measured over time.

The system also helps prevent users from adopting compensatory movements and can help patients better perform the activities of daily living.

MediTouch is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“This has been an excellent addition to modality options we have to help clients regain proper functional motion and ability,” said Kristin Myers, occupational therapist at CORE Health Care. “We’re able to incorporate functional patterns with isolated focus, while actually inhibiting harmful or unwanted compensatory patterns. It can be as simple or as complex as a client needs. The system’s potential seems to be limited only by creativity.”

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