Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

recoveriX is a completely new and innovative therapy approach. Here, we answer the most asked questions about therapy and it's procedure.

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Yes. Actually, recoveriX combines 3 standard therapies into one treatment:

  • functional electrical stimulation,
  • motor imagery and
  • mirror neuron therapy.

Additional physical therapy can be beneficial for the patient.

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

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 therapy. Furthermore, patients with hemiplegia, movement impairments resulting from brain damage, pain, spasticity or Multiple Sclerosis can benefit from the therapy.

One recoveriX block contains 25 therapies and each therapy session takes approx. 1 hour. We recommend 3 therapy sessions per week, but patients can have up to 2 treatments per day with a break in between. This is especially useful to reduce exhausting travel time.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 recoveriX therapy is effective even 10, 20, 30,… years after the stroke or neurological disorder occurred.

Yes, the improvements are long-lasting and remain permanently.

We picked the most important cities in the regions based on population numbers, distance and travelling time. But you are very welcome to select different recoveriX locations based on other criteria. You can also place more recoveriX Gyms in one city or region, with the final goal to reduce travel time of your patients. It’s ideal to reduce travel time to less than 30 minutes.

There are many ways of how to get stroke patients. Make sure to inform local hospitals, rehabilitation centres and medical practices, self-help groups and physicians about your recoveriX Gym in order to send you patients, e.g. with a therapy pitch, patient folders or any other information materials. It’s highly beneficial if you report about successful recoveriX treatments with patients in local media and newspapers. TV podcasts are a great way to show your recoveriX success to a broad audience.

The investment includes a yearly fee for the recoveriX system within the first 3 years. The yearly turnover per recoveriX system is € 180.000, calculated with an hourly therapy rate of € 80 and with 90 patients per year.

The recoveriX reimbursement depends on the local health care system. Usually, regional reimbursement codes can be billed, for example physical therapy, occupational therapy, mirror neuron therapy, functional electrical stimulation or motor movement imagery. recoveriX therapy performs three of these therapies at once:

  1. functional electrical stimulation
  2. mirror neuron therapy
  3. motor movement imagery

Therefore, you might be able to charge these three for the recoveriX therapy.

You need a therapy space that consists of one or multiple treatment rooms, an entrance area or waiting room and a restroom. The recoveriX system is placed on a table, where the patient and the therapist are seated next to each other. The rent or lease for your therapy space depends on size, region and furniture, but you will need approx. 20-40 sqm. A recoveriX system has a yearly fee + a franchise fee per therapy, and there are the costs of consumables such as EEG gel or FES electrodes.

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First, you have to select a region and the number of recoveriX Gyms you want to open in order to become a recoveriX franchise partner. Then, you need one or many suitable, accessible location(s) with parking areas where you perform the recoveriX therapies.

Once you organized the infrastructure, you are ready for the recoveriX training in one of the recoveriX Flagship Gyms. Then, the recoveriX system(s) will be installed in your treatment rooms.

Finally, it’s time to recruit patients, make appointments and start therapy.

The recoveriX therapy can be performed by physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical doctors, nurses or trained personnel under the supervision of you or your recoveriX franchise manager. Ideally, recoveriX appointments for your recoveriX Gyms are managed centrally, as well as the recruitment of the patients and the invoicing.

The initial costs are divided into fixed costs and franchise fees to minimize the risk of investment. The recoveriX therapy is self-running for 45 minutes, this allows you to treat two or multiple patients at the same time.