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Keeogo™ & MyndMove™ & NMES

We offer innovative rehabilitation technologies to help you meet your mobility and rehab goals.

Building Awareness.

Keeogo™

Keeogo™ is a motorized robotic technology that enhances its user’s walking and daily activities. The Dermoskeleton system supports the knee joint and enables more efficient movement. This technology is customizable to complement an individual’s strength and to improve their endurance and stability. To learn about whether the Keego is right for you, contact us. Learn more about the Keeogo here: https://keeogo.com/

What are the benefits of Keeogo™?

  • Improved knee stability
  • Reduced knee pain
  • Improved speed, balance and coordination

Who can benefit from Keeogo™?

The ideal candidates for training with Keeogo™ are those in the early stages of degenerative disease, such as Multiple Sclerosis, are recovering from stroke or in advanced stages of osteoarthritis.

Training with the Keoogo can also benefit individuals with:

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Parkinson’s disease

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

An NMES device involves electrodes placed over specific muscle groups to help stimulate movement and possibly sensation of an area depending on the extent of an impairment.  NMES promotes muscle firing by activating it and is integrated into Physiotherapy sessions. NMES may be applied during daily activities to improve functional upper or lower limb movements such as lifting a wrist, reaching, standing and walking.

What are the benefits of NMES?

  • Managing pain
  • Preventing joint stiffness
  • Reducing the degree of a subluxed shoulder
  • Stimulating lifting foot against gravity while walking
  • Maintaining or gaining joint range of motion
  • Augmenting muscle strength and performance
  • Managing spasticity [one type of involuntary muscle activity] and associated pain
  • Preventing deep venous thrombosis (blood clots)
  • Stabilizing the hip, knee and ankle for standing and transferring from one seat to another

Under what circumstances can NMES be applied? 

  • Stroke 
  • Brain Injury
  • Spina Bifida
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Post-fracture stiffness
  • Post-surgical muscle atrophy & weakness

Can I use NMES at home?

Should your therapist assess that you are responding well to treatment and would benefit from more frequent NMES, they will discuss options for you to purchase a home unit.
Detailed practice and instructions will be provided to ensure you are safe and confident in using the home unit to achieve optimal results.
We are also able to advise whether you will benefit from other FES-related device such as the Bioness or WalkAide for drop foot and can help you set up appointments with vendors who supply these products.

MyndMove™

MyndMove is an 8-channel Functional Electrical Stimulation device for the treatment of patients with upper extremity paralysis following stroke or spinal cord injury (SCI). This therapy combines Physiotherapist expertise with patient participation for the rehabilitation 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.” For more information, please visit http://www.myndtec.com

Who can benefit from MyndMove?

  • Patients with upper-limb paralysis resulting from stroke or SCI (C3-C7)
  • Both recent and long-term injuries have the potential to improve their motor function

What are the benefits of MyndMove?

  • Maintain or increase arm and hand range of motion
  • Prevent disuse atrophy
  • Increase local blood circulation
  • Reduce muscle spasms
  • Re-educate muscle movement

What does MyndMove therapy at Neurocore consist of?

  • Patients enroll in MyndMove therapy by subscribing to a minimum of 20 therapy sessions
  • Typical therapy sessions are 1 hour in length
  • Electrodes are placed on the patient’s skin over the muscles to be stimulated
  • Patients are asked to actively attempt the desired movements (e.g. reach and grasp an object)
  • A MyndMove trained Registered Physiotherapist will guide the timing and quality of the patient’s movements
  • The MyndMove device delivers FES protocols to elicit the movements

What are MyndMove Stimulation Protocols?

  • Pre-programmed protocols designed to stimulate specific muscles in different sequences to create a natural movement
  • 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
To learn more about Keego™, MyndMove™ and NMES at Neurocore, please feel free to contact us.

What does an individualized Post-Concussion Management program consist of?

 

  • Education and one-on-one support
  • Comprehensive, personalized and detailed assessment
  • Gradual increase in cognitive and physical activity such as return to work, sport and school
  • Cervical spine rehabilitation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular activity
  • Vision rehabilitation
  • Addressing cognitive involvement and working alongside a multi-disciplinary team
  • Home Exercises

What is a Concussion?

 

A Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury sustained due to one or a combination of several factors including but not limited to:

  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Blow, or jolt to the head
  • Strike o the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth
  • Extreme sound/vibration/explosions
  • Sport-related injuries

Sudden movement may impact the brain and cause it to move within the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain stretching and damaging brain cells and in turn brain function.

What are the potential long-term implications of a concussion?

 

  • Post-traumatic headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Changes in vision and/or hearing
  • Impaired balance and walking
  • Fluctuations in mood, sleep and energy levels
  • Functional capacity change
  • Difficulty in returning to work, school, sports and family life

What are the signs/symptoms of a concussion?

 

  • Headaches or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or “seeing stars”
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Appearing dazed
  • Fatigue
  • Increased mood fluctuations

Some concussion symptoms are experienced immediately while others have a delayed onset of few hours, or days after an injury such as:

 

  • Concentration and memory complaints
  • Irritability and other personality changes
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Psychological adjustment problems and depression
  • Disorders of taste and smell

 

What does an individualized Post-Concussion Management program consist of?

 

The Graded Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility and Prehension (GRASSP) is an outcome measure for sensory and motor impairment of the upper limbs after tetraplegic spinal cord injury. It can be used to assess the extent of natural recovery, as well as the effectiveness of interventions.

To learn about the GRASSP, Contact Us

Learn more about the GRASSP here: https://www.grassptest.com/

Can children sustain concussions?

 

Absolutely. Children may experience concussions but symptoms may be difficult to recognize due to children’s difficulty in describing how they feel or may compensate well enough that the symptoms are less identifiable.

 

 

Concussion “clues” in children may include:

 

  • Appearing dazed
  • Listlessness and tiring easily
  • Irritability and crankiness
  • Loss of balance and unsteady walking
  • Crying excessively
  • Change in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Lack of interest in favorite toys

 

 

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