Are you trying to regain function of your leg or hand due to Stroke, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, or other central nervous system disorders? Function, freedom, and mobility are now within reach. Therapy Achievements teams with Bioness so you can discover your treatment options for foot drop and hand function.

Regaining the ability to walk or use your hand after neurological injury can difficult. Foot drop, muscle weakness, and sensory impairment can make functional mobility or hand function hard.  They can also reduce your balance and increase the risk for falls and injuries.  Low-level or neuromuscular electrical stimulation can help.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation or NMES is a treatment technique that uses a device to send electrical impulses to nerves. This input causes muscles to contract. The electrical stimulation can increase strength and range of motion of muscles.  It is often used to “re-train” or “re-educate” a muscle to improve function after stoke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis or other neurological disorders.  It can help to offset the effects of disuse. And it can help improve foot drop and hand function.  

Bioness for Foot Drop & Hand Function

The Bioness System developed an advanced technology system which delivers  low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves and muscles surrounding the affected area. This stimulation gives you increased mobility and dexterity.  The system’s gait sensor adapts to changes in terrain and walking speed. It can tell that you need more stimulation while hiking than when walking at the mall.  This makes walking more comfortable, helps with balance and reduces risk of falling.  

Therapy Achievements is pleased to team with Bioness.  We host regular clinics and you can sign up to try the Bioness system for free!  An expert Bioness representative will fit you with the device and let you try it in the clinic. Our physical therapists will help you evaluate the device and team with you to develop a treatment and training program tailored to your needs. Adding the Bioness System to your therapy program may not only help you regain better use of your legs and feet but also improve your endurance. 

Are you ready to walk better, falls less, and be safer?  See if the Bioness System can help you. Call 256-509-4398 to schedule an appointment today!

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