Neuroplasticity

The consistent and controlled movements of the limbs, generated by MotionMaker™ provide an optimal stimulation of the Neural plasticity - an important way to rehabilitation.

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain and/or certain parts of the central nervous system (CNS) to adapt to new conditions such as injury, through sporting new processes, making new synapses or altering the strength of existing synapses.

Both experimental and clinical studies have demonstrated that structural and functional plasticity occurs in the adult nervous system in response to spinal cord injury or stroke. The functional significance of neural plasticity after SCI is not all together clear, although in some situations plasticity changes can result in functional improvement.

It is for this reason, that we view MotionMaker™ as an innovative rehabilitation therapy, designed specifically to develop voluntary muscle control and so improve functional recovery, by harnessing the bodies repair capacity.

A specific feature of the MotionMaker™ device is its capability to measure and quantify changes in voluntary muscle control of patients. This is a key performance indicator of the progress being made by each patient throughout their functional rehabilitation therapy.

Over time, MotionMaker™ training protocols will be further adapted as the research of neural plasticity brings new solutions.

 

 

 

Neuro Plasticity