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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. (more…)

WalkAide improves mobility

Posted on: August 5th, 2011 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments

At CORE our physical therapists use the latest technologies to help residents regain mobility and increase their independence. One extremely useful device is the WalkAide.

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the WalkAide is a non-invasive way to help people with foot drop walk better. Foot drop is caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the front part of the foot so the person has to either drag the foot and toes or use a high-stepping gait. Many people who have suffered a brain injury, stroke, spinal cord trauma or other nervous system disorder have this frustrating condition.

WalkAide uses functional electrical stimulation (FES), which means electrical currents activate the paralyzed nerves. The device itself is small and easy to use. Two electrodes are attached to the skin on the leg – not implanted under the skin – so no surgery is involved. A cuff holds the system comfortably in place and it can be worn discreetly under most clothing.

CORE resident Ben Karlin has benefited from this new technology. Ben, a motorcycle mechanic and single father with a 3-year-old son, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2008 motorcycle accident. The injury caused foot drop and decreased mobility, difficulty using his left arm, vision problems, and memory and attention disorders. After the accident, Ben couldn’t go back to work or live independently.

For the past 18 months Ben has received both in-patient and out-patient therapy at CORE and has been using WalkAide for more than a year. The device has dramatically improved his mobility. (more…)