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MyndMove Interface

"MyndMove is a non-invasive rehabilitation therapy that combines patient participation, therapist expertise, and a proprietary 8 channel FES device to treat patients suffering from upper-limb paralysis following stroke or spinal cord injury (SCI).

Based on a decade of scientific and clinical research conducted at the University of Toronto and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network by Dr. Milos Popovic, MyndMove promotes the recovery of voluntary hand and arm function. MyndMove is the first complete system to provide FES therapy for the full arm with the ability to execute reaching, grasping and fine motor control of the hand, for example pinching."

MyndMove™ is licensed for use in Canada.

Reference: http://www.myndtec.com

How do patients participate in the FES?

  • "Patients participate by actively attempting the desired movements
  • Therapists guide the timing and quality of the desired movements
  • The MyndMove device delivers FES to elicit the movements"

Reference: http://www.myndtec.com/myndmove-therapy

"Who can benefit?

MyndMove can help stroke and spinal cord injury patients with upper-limb paralysis to execute coordinated movements in their paralyzed arms and hands. The therapy has been shown to improve motor function in patients suffering from recent or long-term injuries.

Patients suffering from upper-limb paralysis resulting from stroke or SCI have the potential to benefit from MyndMove therapy.

See MyndMove's Indication for use (below) for more information on who can and cannot recieve therapy."

Reference: http://www.myndtec.com/myndmove-therapy

"Indications for Use:

MyndMove is an electrical stimulation device indicated for the following uses:

  1. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES): Improvement of arm and hand function and active range of motion in patients with hemiplegia due to a stroke or upper-limb paralysis due to C3-C7 spinal cord injury.
  2. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES):
    • i. maintenance and/or increase of arm and hand range of motion,
    • ii. prevention and/or retardation of disuse atrophy,
    • iii. increase in local blood circulation,
    • iv. reduction in muscle spasm, and
    • v. re-education of muscles"

Reference: http://www.myndtec.com/indications-for-use

"Contraindications for Use:

In order for patients to benefit from MyndMove, they must be medically stable, able to actively participate in and to communicate with the therapist during treatment.

Conditions that preclude patients from receiving MyndMove therapy are summarized in our Contraindications for use. These include:

  • Do not use the MyndMove system if the patient has a pacemaker, implanted defibrillator, or implanted metallic or electronic device. If the patient has passive metallic implants, the therapy can be delivered if the implants are located in an area other than where the electrical stimulation is to be delivered. Patients with pacemakers or an implanted electronic device should not be subjected to stimulation unless specialist medical opinion has first been obtained.
  • Do not use the MyndMove system if a cancerous lesion is present or suspected on the upper extremity being treated.
  • Do not use the MyndMove system on an arm if there is an unhealed wound or fracture.
  • Do not use the MyndMove system over swollen, infected, or inflamed areas or skin eruptions (e.g. phlebitis, thrombophlebitis).
  • Do not use the MyndMove system if the patient has cognitive impairment, patient participation is required to deliver therapy and patients must be able to understand and follow instructions.
  • Do not use the MyndMove system on an arm that has been treated with botulinum toxin in the past 6 months."

Reference: http://www.myndtec.com/indications-for-use

Clinical Evidence:

For stroke & spinal cord injury clinical evidence & ongoing studies, please go to: http://www.myndtec.com/clinical-evidence"

"What to Expect during Therapy:

Patients enroll in MyndMove therapy by subscribing to a minimum of 20 therapy sessions. A typical therapy session is 1 hour in length. During each session, a MyndMove trained physiotherapist or occupational therapist will lead the patient through various stimulation protocols, each designed to produce a different purposeful movement."

"During each session patients can expect:

  • electrodes to be placed on the skin over the muscles to be stimulated
  • to be asked to actively envision and attempt the desired movement
  • to feel a mild tingling sensation while the device electrically stimulates the muscles"

Reference: http://www.myndtec.com/what-to-expect

"Stimulation Protocols:

The MyndMove device includes numerous pre-programmed stimulation protocols. Each protocol is designed to stimulate specific muscles in different sequences to create a natural movement.

The primary focus is to reproduce movements for activities of daily living. Examples of movements you may attempt during a MyndMove therapy session include:

  • holding a cup
  • bringing your hand to your mouth
  • reaching to the side
  • reaching forward
  • picking up and holding everyday objects"

Reference: http://www.myndtec.com/what-to-expect

Questions about MyndMove™:

Please call us and ask to speak to one of MyndMov™e certified Physiotherapists to assist you further.



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