People with Multiple Sclerosis
What people with MS are saying
I can walk with my walker and not feel terrified
The RT300 improved my strength and balance so now I don’t feel like a rag doll. I walk and feel like my legs can support my weight. I can’t tell you how much that strength means.”
Committed to staying active
Diana was delighted when her doctor at Johns Hopkins confirmed in October 2012 that she was holding her own against her MS. Her commitment to staying active was really paying off!
David's muscle tone has improved
Since he began using the RT300, David found he could stand longer and walk faster. Going up steps was easier and his cramping had disappeared completely. His muscle tone improved and his spasms were reduced for hours after he rode.
Minimal change in condition over last 3 years!
Michelle found that the RT300 helps with mobility, balance and leg cramping. Her morning cramps were almost gone since she began using her RT300 three times a week, and three years on she still does not take medication for spasms.
Overall her legs are so much stronger
Rebecca is delighted with the improvements that she is seeing, muscle growth, spasm reduction, and being able to lift her toes and heels when she walks.
|Restorative Therapies FES therapy can help you do more than you ever expected
Join over 2,800 individuals with MS benefiting from using Restorative Therapies' systems at home and in over 500 clinic locations.
Our MS patients have gone the equivalent of 400,000 miles during their 85,000 therapy sessions.
|Why DO Restorative Therapies FES therapy?
Restorative Therapies FES therapy allows your legs or arms to move against resistance (like going up a hill) even if your injury has made it difficult for you to move your arms or your legs. Restorative Therapies FES will stimulate the nerves that connect to your muscles so that they contract and work.
Experience these physical benefits during your Restorative Therapies FES therapy:
||FES as part of activity-based rehabilitation may help preserve or improve neurological function in patients with MS According to a new study published in the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine in June 2014. |
Retrospective cohort, 40 participants with a mean follow-up of 15 months. In 71% of patients, activity-based rehabilitation included FES therapy. Lower extremity motor scores improved or stabilized in 75% of patients with primary progressive MS (PPMS), 71.4% with secondary progressive MS (SPMS), and 54.5% with relapsing remitting MS (RRMS).
Hammond et al
|Dr Stephen Kanter
International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, NY
The immediate benefit we see in patients using Restorative Therapies FES is movement. Patients who could not otherwise move in this way can do it. The feedback from the device is essential - the asymmetry display, speed, distance - being able to see the effort they are putting in and getting the assistance where there is weakness or loss of motor function from the FES. Giving them the ability to maximize a motor contraction results in strength and circulatory benefits.
Patients report reduced spasticity after a session, which allows me to perform gait training immediately afterwards in a more effective manner. They also say this relief can last for up to 24 hours.
|Restorative Therapies FES @home|
Having your Restorative Therapies FES system at home gives you the independence to run your therapy sessions whenever you want, for as long as you need - built into your daily routine.
Patients with MS use both the RT300 FES system and the RT200 FES system at home.
|Learn more about RT200 FES system|
What MS clinicians are saying
People need lifelong activity based restorative therapy
People need lifelong activity based restorative therapy. It is even more important for patients with MS, because it is a progressive disease, as opposed to many other neurological injuries. A home based therapy regimen allows patients to continue their prescribed ABRT program on a long-term, continuous basis.
Patients who could not otherwise move in this way can do it
Patients report reduced spasticity after a session on RT300, which allows me to perform gait training immediately afterwards in a more effective manner. They also say this relief can last for up to 24 hours.
They report feeling stronger and are able to walk further and or faster
Our MS clients have valued the more demanding cardiovascular workout and have reported improved strength and endurance and reduced spasms or feeling of stiffness when walking.
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