Upper & Lower Extremities

Stroke Rehabilitation

Only 18 hours of therapy make a huge difference.

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While complete recovery may not always be possible after a stroke, recoveriX neurorehabilitation can still help optimize function, enhance quality of life, and promote independence for individuals at any stage of their recovery journey. These positive effects can be explained by the activation of neuroplasticity during recoveriX treatment:

  • 99.9% of patients improve spasticity
  • 99% of patients improve gross motor functions
  • 95% of patients improve fine motor skills
  • 99.9% of patients improve mental performance
  • 95% of patients improve concentration
  • 0% side effects

generalized stages

The Stages of Stroke Recovery

Acute Stage

Rehabilitation is crucial in the first months and determines the success of the recovery process. Patients benefit from more than one form of therapy, which is why recoveriX should be integrated in this phase.

Sub-acute Stage

recoveriX can be used at inpatient care or outpatient rehabilitation facilities and perfectly supplements physical or occupational therapy. Rehabilitation goals can be holding a glass, riding a bike to work or the reduction of feeling fatigue.

Chronic Stage

Our study has shown that with recoveriX therapy, patients can continue to get better 10, 20 or 30 years after a stroke. Recovery only stops when you stop exercising consistently.

Scientific Proof

Neuroplasticity is a well-established concept that is supported by extensive clinical evidence. The clinical studies of recoveriX neurorehabilitation has shown significant results in improving motor functions and reducing spasticity in stroke patients. And they are long lasting.

Optimize Upper & Lower Extremities

The hand therapy treats the left and right hand and arm functions. The treatment reduces spasticity and leads to better fine and gross motoric skills. The foot therapy treats the paretic foot and the hand and arm. The treatment reduces spasticity and leads to better fine and gross motoric skills in the leg and foot. Often the hand treatment helps to improve foot and leg functions and the foot treatment helps to improve upper limb functions as well.

Fine Motor Skills

 

18 hours of training that change your life. This is a patient with subacute stroke. Left side: Before recoveriX; Right side: After recoveriX.

recoveriX is measuring EEG activity while a patient imagines a hand or foot movements. Once recoveriX detects a motor imagination, it triggers a functional electrical stimulation of the limb so that the limb performes a real movement. Patients love that – especially if they were paralyzed for a few years. This procedure is repeated 6000 times and connects cognitive functions with motor behavior. Due to the amount of repetitions, neurons are forming new connections to relearn the movement. A recoveriX patient has to undergo 25 sessions, each lasting for about 45 minutes, ideally 2-3 times per week.

Gross Motor Skills

 

2 years post-stroke. Left: before recoveriX, right: after recoveriX therapy. Box and Block tests before therapy: 21 blocks; after therapy: 39 blocks. This shows nicely the improvement of fine and gross motoric skills that make a real difference.

Walk & Gait Pattern

 

Post-stroke, 4 years and 2 months. 18 hours of therapy. Left: before recoveriX therapy. Right: after recoveriX therapy.

  • Timed Up and Go Test: Before: 14; After recoveriX: 11 seconds.
  • 10 Meter Walking Test: Before: 9; After recoveriX 6 seconds.
  • Fugl Meyer Upper Extremity: Before: 14 points; After recoveriX: 21 points. He has a wider range of motion in both ankle rotation and ankle flexion.

Prior to recoveriX therapy, he had to fixate the handrail with both hands. He may now ascend and descend stairs without clinging to the handrail. He can even carry two suitcases in each hand while climbing the stairs. After recoveriX treatment, his left hemisphere displays much greater activation over the sensorimotor cortex.

Complex Movements

 

18 hours of therapy can change your life. 4 years post-stroke. Left: before recoveriX therapy. Right: after recoveriX therapy. The video contains a lot of amazing improvements:

  • She is now so confident that she no longer needs her walking stick.
  • The posture of her entire body appears healthier.
  • She stands up and sits down more quickly.
  • She walks more quickly.
  • She looks healthy when she is sitting.
  • The tremor in her paretic hand has decreased.

She claimed that although she could only walk 300 meters before recoveriX treatment, she can now walk 1000 meters. She used a rollator prior to recoveriX, but now that she is so self-confident that she doesn’t even use a walking stick anymore. Oh, and her ability to focus also became better.

Walking Speed

 

Foot treatment results. 4 years post-stroke. Left: before recoveriX therapy. Right: after recoveriX therapy. In 25 sessions, Julia’s recoveriX accuracy was 96%. In order to properly determine improvements, g.tec performs a number of tests both before and after the therapy:

  •  Spasticity decreased from 3 to 1.5 points
  • Upper Extremity Fugl-Meyer improved from 43 to 54 points
  • Lower Extremity Fugl-Meyer improved from 25 to 27 points
  • Timed Up and Go Test improved from 26 to 15.9 seconds
  • 10-Meter Walk Test improved from 7.6 to 6.4 seconds
  • Barthel Index improved from 85 to 90 points

More significantly, the patient’s walking speed and endurance have both increased and she no longer requires a walking stick. The patient is doing substantially better.

Objective Measures

Patients adore tangible outcomes. Watch the performance improvement of a stroke patient treated with recoveriX lower limb therapy over the course of 25 sessions (4 years after the stroke). In 25 sessions, Julia’s recoveriX accuracy was 96%. In order to properly determine improvements, g.tec performs a number of tests both before and after the therapy: (1) Spasticity decreased from 3 to 1.5 points; (2) Upper Extremity Fugl-Meyer improved from 43 to 54 points; (3) Lower Extremity Fugl-Meyer improved from 25 to 27 points; (4) Timed Up and Go Test improved from 26 to 15.9 seconds; (5) 10-Meter Walk Test improved from 7.6 to 6.4 seconds; and (6) Barthel Index improved from 85 to 90 points.

Patient's Experiences

Testimonials

Dr. Hie suffered a stroke for the third time. His left hemisphere was affected. He suffered a hemiplegia on the right side. When he heard from recoveriX therapy throught the stroke self help group, he immediatly signed up for recoveriX. He gained a lot of strenght during therapy.

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After her stroke in 2016, Ms. Brandstätter could only move the right side of her body to a limited extent. At that time, she could not practice her profession as a hairdresser due to the physical impairments in her hand. After about 50 sessions of recoveriX training, she managed to improve her mobility and was then able to hold scissors and hairdryer in her hand and return to her profession as a hairdresser.

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Alois Gruber had a stroke, afterwards he suffered a left-sided hemiplegia. When we did the interview, Mr. Gruber was just in the middle of his recoveriX therapy, having 10 sessions ahead. In the interview Mrs. Gruber explains what improvements he already realized, such as a better sleep, or walking without a stick.

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Mr. Tsohohey’s right side is compeltely paralyzed – he couldn’t feel anything after his stroke two years ago. But after recoveriX therapy, his sensibility came back. He feels his arm again. When he concentrates on his right arm, he can feel something. And he can even control his muscles again.

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Alfred Mühlbacher had a stroke 50 months before he started recoveriX stroke therapy in the recoveriX Gym Schiedlberg! He was paralyzed on the left side of his body! Watch this interview to see which improvements he made in his every day life!

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Mr. Zimmermanns’ right side was paralyzed since 1999. Before recoveriX therapy, his condition was much worse. Now, he can move his arm really high again. His fingers are less tense and more flexible than before and he can even open up his fist. He is able to hold the mowing machine again.

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Mrs. Rebernik suffered a cerebral haemorrhage. After her surgery, she couldn’t feel her left side anymore. This is when she realized that she had a stroke. It has been already 25 years but Mrs. Rebernik is still trying to recover. Because of recoveriX, her motor functions improved so much that she is able to work the household again, and her sensibility came back too. This video shows the recoveriX success story of Anita Rebernik.

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Bernhard Fösleitner had a stroke 18 months ago. He was sitting in a wheelchair for one year. He enjoyed recoveriX therapy a lot because his reactivity and sensibility improved. He can feel his arm and shoulder again.

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Gaby had a stroke 30 years ago. She was so happy when she heard about recoveriX therapy. This was just another chance to work on her disabled hand. During recoveriX therapy, she learnt to use fork and knife for eating again, and many more.

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Mr. Hufnagl had a stroke over a year ago when he first got recoveriX Therapy. He is one of the first patients who received recoveriX therapy for his foot. In this interview, he tells us about his amazing progress, how he liked recoveriX therapy so far and about his goals.

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Marlene Mayrhofer suffered hemiplegia after having a brain tumor removed. Her leg, arm and speech center all failed as a result. Speech came back quickly, but motor functions were severely limited. She had pain and severe spasticity, which caused her sleepless nights. After her recoveriX therapy, she was pain free, the spasticity subsided and the sensation in her arm improved.

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Herbert Rofner received the 10.000th recoveriX therapy session at the recoveriX Gym Schiedlberg! He had a stroke about 2 years ago and had recoveriX therapy for his arm and his foot!

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Waltraud Kranner suffered a stroke a few years ago. Her left side of her body is quite affected. Step by step she gains her mobility back! In this interview she talks about her improvements with the help of recoveriX!

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Ms. Pudic successfully completed her recoveriX training at the recoveriX Schiedlberg (Austria) and improved her motor skills after 25 therapy sessions.

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Mrs. Miglbauer suffered a stroke 2 years ago. When she came to the recoveriX Gym Schiedlberg, she signed up for recoveriX therapy where she had a lot of motor improvements. She can stretch and move her arm better than before.

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Johann Lichtenberger had a stroke 2 years ago, his right foot was mostly affected which was the reason why he started the recoveriX therapy in Schiedlberg. In this video he tells you about his experiences with our recoveriX stroke therapy and how he improved his mobility!

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Mr. Haslhofer suffered a stroke in 2016. When he heard about recoveriX therapy, he immediatly called and made his appointments. His right side was paralyzed. After recoveriX therapy, not only his motor functions of his right hand improved, but also his foot.

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Josef Unterbuchschachner was a stroke patient at the recoveriX Gym Schiedlberg in Austria. He started recoveriX therapy because his left arm was affected. Now, he can move his left arm much better, he can use his hand to hold cutlery which he appreciates a lot.

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Julia Haberfellner had a stroke 2 years ago, her right hand was seriously affected. Our recoveriX therapy helped her a lot! In this video she’s talking about her improvements and her experiences with our recoveriX stroke rehabilitation therapy!

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Mr. Einböck hat a stroke in 2015. After the stroke, he had no control over his left arm. During recoveriX therapy, he realized that he improved his motor functions slowly. In this interview, he tells us his story after the stroke and his experiences with recoveriX therapy.

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Klaus Brandstetter is a 53 year old chronic patient who suffered a stroke 11 months before he started recoveriX motor rehabilitation at the recoveriX Schiedlberg, Austria. He lived with hemiplegia of his right side due to stroke. In the first 17 recoveriX training sessions, Klaus wasn’t able to do the 9-Hole Peg Test. But suddenly and in the 18th recoveriX session, he was able to perform the 9HPT. It took him only 7 recoveriX sessions which are 4 hours of training to improve speed: In his 18th session, 9HPT took him 10:22 minutes, in his 25th session he could perform 9HPT in 02:53 minutes. His ability to perform daily activities have been tested after recoveriX and improved overall.

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Manfred suffered a stroke a few years ago. It hit him out of the blue. Shortly afterward, he suffered a lot of pain in his fingers and he wasn’t able to hold a pencil any more due to the stroke. During recoveriX therapy, functional electrical stimulation of his affected hand helped him to move this arm and fingers better than before. He doesn’t feel pain anymore either.

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Reinhold Ninaus came all the way from Carinthia to Schiedlberg to get recoveriX stroke therapy. He had a stroke almost 2 years ago before he had recoveriX therapy. Reinhold was paralyzed on the right side, he even sat in a wheelchair. His goal was to get out of the wheelchair.

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Frontiers for Young Minds

How Can We Train The Brain To Help Stroke Patients?

Frontiers for Young Minds is an innovative scientific journal that aims to engange young people to explore the world of science with access to high-quality scientific information. Therefore, the recoveriX study has been submitted and peer-reviewed by children and young aduts. It is free to read and provides a deeper understanding or recoveriX neurorehabilitation.

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Scientific study

Motor Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

recoveriX was effective in promoting long lasting functional improvements in the upper extremity in stroke patients with severe, moderate and mild impairment. This functional improvement can be explained by improved neuroplasticity in the brain.

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