Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Conditions that Benefit from iFES
Improving Neurological Function
Do you or a loved one have a spinal cord injury? Restorative Therapies can help.
Spinal cord injuries often cause significant changes in your strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of your injury.
Experiencing a spinal cord injury can be a difficult situation. Restorative Therapies can help you through the challenges or adjustments you may face in order to maximize your health and wellness.
How Restorative Therapies Can Help
For over 15 years, Restorative Therapies' iFES technology has been proven to aid in restoring neurological function, gait training, and reduction of secondary complications in people with neurological impairments including spinal cord injury.
Studies also show that these treatment modalities extend beyond increasing your motor function and reducing muscle atrophy to include:
- Increased respiration and circulation
- Reduced expensive secondary medical conditions
- Decreased costs associated with re-hospitalization and long-term care in hospitals and/or skilled nursing facilities
- “Significant improvements in: lean body mass, glucose tolerance, insulin levels, and inflammatory markers. Also demonstrated increase in ASIA, muscle and sensory scores.” –Griffin, 2008.
- “Within the first year post SCI injury,
- 45% rehospitalization
- 57% visited ER
- 26% required surgery
- 30% time in skilled nursing
- 10% of spinal cord injuries are rehospitalized 2 or more times per year as a result of the ‘big three’: pressure sores, UTI, or pneumonia.
- Patients who continued intensive therapy had a significantly lower incidence of these issues. Participants who had more intensive physical therapy had lower odds of rehospitalization.” –Rehospitalization study from ACRM, 2013.