Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death globally. Stroke can happen to anyone at any age. And stroke affects everyone: survivors, family and friends, workplaces and communities. Stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Without blood, brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects depending on where it happens in the brain. It can affect people’s body, mobility and speech, as well as how they think and feel.
Many people that have suffered a stroke are left with hemiparesis, causing weakness or the inability to move one side of the body. When arm and hand movements are limited, it causes those impacted a lot of trouble in performing personal care activities that involve handling objects, such as eating, dressing, using the bathroom. Rehabilitation of such activities requires intensive active and task-specific training.
yband therapy AG offers an innovative therapy system for the rehabilitation of arm and hand function due to hemiparesis after a stroke or traumatic brain injury. The products empower the patients to gain insight in their recovery process. Silent reminders call them to action in case they lag behind in reaching the daily target. A game on their smartphone motivates them to reach higher levels and stay with the therapy for the months to come.
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The brain has the ability - albeit limited - to heal itself. This ability is used and fostered in neurorehabilitation in a targeted manner. Even the brain of an older person is capable of learning, provided that it receives appropriate stimuli. The ability to learn can be exploited to relearn lost functions.
Supporting the ability to selfheal and relearning functions requires training. The more intensive the training, the more effective it is. Targeted training of activities of daily life has great benefit for the patient. In order to identify the areas to be trained, the process starts with the doctor and therapist carefully recording symptoms and analyzing precisely the deficits.
Rehabilitation is not easy for patients or caregivers. It is a long, arduous process. Make your recovery successful by seeking proper medical treatment, finding a good rehab professional, having a positive outlook, and following through with an effective home exercise program – our ARYS™ therapy system will get you the motivation and personal insight that you need to achieve your goals to regain hand an arm function faster.