Technological Advances in Neurological Rehabilitation

4Neurological Rehabilitation is a formal method for the therapeutic treatment of patients with stroke or spinal cord injury, which develop severe sequelae that affect their motor and sensory abilities. Although the Central Nervous System has flexibility mechanisms for natural recovery, a high percentage of patients should receive specific therapies to regain motor function, such as Constraint Induced Movement Therapy or Upright physical Therapy.

The neurorehabilitation has undergone severe changes due to the incorporation of computer and robotic electronic devices, designed to produce positive changes in cortical excitability of the cerebral hemisphere injured and so to improve neuroplasticity.

Commonly treated conditions:

  • Stroke recovery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Brain injury
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Guillain–Barré syndrome

Equipment’s used for Neurological Rehabilitation:

  • Electrotherapy Devices
  • Apparatus for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Neuro prosthesis And Brain Computer Interfaces
  • The Robotic Lower Limb Orthoses
  • Robot for Upper Limb Training
  • Systems for Functional Electrical Stimulation

Benefits of Neurorehabilitation:

  • Focus on Improving Overall Quality of Life
  • Individualized, Patient-Centered Care
  • Better Health Outcomes
  • Incorporation of Many Disciplines
  • Potential Savings

The purpose of Neurorehabilitation technologies is to take advantage of the useful neuromuscular structures preserved, and they compensate or re-learn the functions that previously made the damaged areas.

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