Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
recoveriX is a rehabilitation system specifically developed for patients with neurological deficits. Patients who had a stroke, a traumatic brain injury or another brain injury can do the therpay. Furthermore, patients with hemiplegia, movement impairments resulting from brain damage, pain, spasticity or Multiple Sklerosis can benefit from the therapy.
One recoveriX block contains 25 therapies. 3 therapy sessions per week are recommended. Patients can have up to 2 treatments per day. This is especially useful to reduce exhausting travel time.
Patients can perform the hand and foot motor imagery at home to activate the sensorimotor cortex. It's important that patients perform different tasks to keep the brain busy. If patients always think of the same movement, the training effect of the brain is lower. We recommend to imagine movements alternately, for example left hand movement, then right hand movement and then foot movement.
recoveriX' key is the training of the brain. But, it's also important that patients do some physical exercises at home to train the muscles, especially the affected limbs. recoveriX therapy can reduce the spasticity in the legs dramatically, but this also accompanied by more muscle strength to walk.
Typically, patients walk a bit slower after the first few recoveriX therapy sessions because the spasticity reduces and the stiff leg bends better. With physical exercise and recoveriX training, the muscle strength and muscle control improve. After the 25th therapy session, patients are able to stand up and walk much quicker than before.
It is recommended to perform recoveriX therapy for a complete course of 25 therapy sessions, with 3 sessions per week, each lasting for about 1 hour. Of course, it is also possible to participate in other therapies or rehabilitation programs. We know that patients are likely to improve more, the more therapy he/she gets.
recoveriX can be used for stroke rehabilitation across the acute, sub-acute, and chronic stages, as various patient cases have shown. Our scientific study has shown that recoverX therapy is effective even 10, 20, 30,… years after the stroke or neurological disorder occured.
Yes. Actually, recoveriX combines 3 standard therapies into one treatment: (i) functional electrical stimulation, (ii) motor imagery and (iii) mirror neuron therapy. Additional physical therapy can be beneficial for the patient.
recoveriX provides muscle stimulation of the left and right arm to perform a dorsiflexion and of the left or right foot. This improves lower and upper limb functions.
The electrical muscle stimulation does not hurt and it's completely safe. The only thing patients report is a slight tickling in the muscles.
Patients do not need a separate therapy session for the instruction – they can start with the therapy immediately. The patients only need to learn the general procedure and simple instructions for the therapy session before the first session. The first session is already part of the therapy.
The recoveriX treatment can also be used for patients with epilepsy, but the final decision is done by your family doctor.
A significant disorder in language, cognition, and/or attention (such as Wernicke’s aphasia or dementia), which prevents the patient from understanding the tasks and/or performing these tasks, is an exclusion criterion.