Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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

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

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

Additional physical therapy can be beneficial for the client.

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

recoveriX is a rehabilitation system specifically developed for clients with neurological deficits. Clients who had a stroke, a traumatic brain injury or another brain injury can do the training. Furthermore, clients with hemiplegia, movement impairments resulting from brain damage, pain, spasticity or Multiple Sclerosis can benefit from the training.

One recoveriX block contains 25 trainings and each training session takes approx. 1 hour. We recommend 3 training 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.

Clients do not need a separate training session for the instruction – they can start with the training immediately. The clients only need to learn the general procedure and simple instructions for the training session before the first session. The first session is already part of the training.

It is recommended to perform recoveriX training for a complete course of 25 training 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 clients are likely to improve more, the more trainings he/she gets.

A significant disorder in language, cognition, and/or attention (such as Wernicke’s aphasia or dementia), which prevents the client from understanding the tasks and/or performing these tasks, is an exclusion criterion.

The short answer is Yes, because further motor function improvements are still possible especially if you have responded well to the first recoveriX program block. As always, we have the data to back up this conclusion, so let’s look at it.

Eighteen stroke clients participated in at least one recoveriX program block, before they started their recoveriX lower extremity program block (i.e., foot training). Across their previous program block, they improved significantly by 4.8 points in upper extremity motor function[1] on average. Then these 18 stroke clients participated in the recoveriX lower extremity treatment block and we observed significant improvements in the following clinical scales:

  • Barthel Index
  • Upper and Lower Fugl-Meyer Assessment
  • Modified Ashworth Scale of the ankle joint
  • Range of motion of the ankle and knee joint
  • Manual Muscle Test of the knee and ankle
  • Timed Up and Go Test
  • 10-Meter Walk Test

Taking a closer look at the walking velocity, which is assessed using the 10-Meter Walk Test, we could observe an improvement by 0.14 m/s on average. In other words, the clients could walk 0.5 km/h faster after their recoveriX lower extremity treatment block.

[1] Upper extremity motor function was assessed using the Upper Extremity Fugl-Meyer Assessment.


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

Clients can perform the hand and foot motor imagery at home to activate the sensorimotor cortex. It’s important that clients perform different tasks to keep the brain busy. If clients 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 clients do some physical exercises at home to train the muscles, especially the affected limbs. recoveriX training can reduce the spasticity in the legs dramatically, but this also accompanied by more muscle strength to walk.

Typically, clients walk a bit slower after the first few recoveriX training 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 training session, clients 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 training is effective even 10, 20, 30,… years after the stroke or neurological disorder occurred.

Yes, there is! The effectiveness of recoveriX for stroke clients was shown in a group study of 52 clients. The 51 clients who finished the program showed highly significant improvements in upper extremity motor function and spasticity. Furthermore, when clients 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 clients.

Stroke Study Results

Furthermore, the efficacy of recoveriX was shown in a group of 25 people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. After training with recoveriX for 30 training sessions, clients improved highly significantly in their 6MWT performance. Specifically, they were able to walk 39.4 meters farther after the program in comparison to before.

MS Study Results