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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, the improvements are long-lasting and remain permanently.

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, there is! The effectiveness of recoveriX was shown in a group study of 52 patients. The 51 patients who finished the treatment showed highly significant improvements in upper extremity motor function and spasticity. Furthermore, when patients train with recoveriX for their lower extremity, they show significant improvements in gait and walking velocity, balance and coordination during walking and ankle range of motion.

More importantly, recoveriX was compared with many independent studies and control groups during the medical product certification process. As a medical product, the effectiveness of recoveriX must be updated every year by a notified body to make sure, it is effective and safe for patients.

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