Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much does a reocveriX treatment cost?
The costs for 25 treatment sessions is depending on where you going to get recoveriX Therapy. Click on Treatment Center and choose the recoveriX Gym in your country or closest to you. You'll find prices and contact information on the specific recoveriX Gym Websites. 
For what patients is recoveriX therapy appropriate?

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. 

How long does a recoveriX treatment take?

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. 

Are the improvements long-lasting?
Yes, the improvements are long-lasting and remain permanently. 
What should I do at home after the recoveriX treatment?

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.

Is it beneficial for me to repeat the recoveriX therapy?
Yes, we highly recommend that! Patients who repeat the recoveriX therapy are continuously improving. After a successful recoveriX hand treatment, we recommend patients to start recoveriX foot treatment with 25 sessions. 
How often should recoveriX therapy be done?

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.

When is the most effective time to do recoveriX therapy?

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.

Can recoveriX be combined with traditional physiotherapy or occupational therapy?

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.

Which movements can be trained with recoveriX?

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.

Can recoveriX be used at home?
Yes. In this case, either a family member or caregiver has to be properly instructed, or an employee of g.tec makes a home visit to perform a training on-site.
Does the electrical muscle stimulation hurt?

The electrical muscle stimulation does not hurt and it's completely safe. The only thing patients report is a slight tickling in the muscles. 

How much instruction do I need to successfully perform recoveriX therapy?

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. 

Is recoveriX therapy also appropriate for people with a history of epilepsy?

The recoveriX treatment can also be used for patients with epilepsy, but the final decision is done by your family doctor.

Is a disorder of cognition and/or attention an exclusion criteria?

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.

Where is the recoveriX treatment available?
The recoveriX treatment is available around the world. Check out the list of recoveriX gyms, hospitals and treatment centers worldwide.