Clinicians and Patients Share their Thoughts about InMotion® Therapy
Recovery: Chronic Stroke
InMotion® Therapy – Enables patients to become more aware of their impairments, paving the way for functional upper-extremity recovery.
“It is very difficult to explain. For example, I don’t know that I’m making jerky movements, until I saw it here! I have power now. I can open the door. I can close the door.”
Marie Elise – a patient at Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Overland Park, Kansas, started InMotion Therapy over 10 years after she had a stroke stroke.
Repetition of Movement – a Key to Leveraging Neuroplasticity – is an Integral Part of each InMotion® Therapy Session.
“One of the things that the robotic arm does, is it gives the patient repetition of movement, which is really difficult for a therapist to do. So we’re able, with the Arm, to allow them to get 100, 300, 400 movements in one session without them being overly fatigued and of course the therapist [not] being overly fatigued.”
Silvia Young, OTR/L, TMH Occupational Therapist, Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center
Success: Spinal Cord Injury
Inspiring Hope, Restoring Motor Function, and Achieving Functional Movement all when there previously was none.
“They told me I would never move anything, not even my neck. And as you can see, I’m moving my neck. I’m moving my hand. I can shrug my shoulders. So I mean this machine has given me hope basically.”
Kim – a Patient at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee, Florida, started her InMotion Therapy one year after a Spinal Cord Injury.
The Emotional Power of Data
“And there’s nothing like a patient being able to see progress on a piece of paper. And looking at that screen and seeing where they were and where they are. It proves their progress. And so the biofeedback is an incredible positive component of the robotic arm system.”
Sheree Porter, MS, CCC-SLP, Director of Therapy Services, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital