Restorative care is vital for people as they continue into their golden years. The old saying if you do not use it, you lose it rings true. The Human Kinetics Journal talks about the importance of physical activity and had this to say, “despite the benefits of physical activity, residents living in long-term care (LTC) are relatively sedentary. Designing successful physical activity and restorative care programs requires a good understanding of implementation barriers”.
Most barriers are the physical exhaustion strained on therapist attempting to have a consistent range of motion in helping residents move. Imagine moving someone’s arm up and down consistently for an hour. How tiring is that? That is only one arm BUT Movement equals improvement. That’s why the barriers are best overcome by a robotic therapy that can supply consistent motion to all four limbs simultaneously and gently. The Quadriciser is the perfect solution to this issue and will greatly help rehabilitation therapy that makes movement easy. Gain without pain so to speak. It is humanly impossible to replicate physical therapy system as it is equal to having four physical therapist help you receive the therapy you need consistently for as long as you need.
The Human Kinetics Journal Entry
We’ve all heard about Autism, and perhaps know someone with Autism. This being Autism Awareness Month (as well as Parkinson’s Awareness Month) we came across this article published by The Washington Post titled "My Three Daughters Are Autistic, I despise Autism Awareness Month". The article was written by Kim Stagliano who speaks candidly about her experiences raising her Autistic daughters. The news article stated, "Today, about one in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, a sharp increase from the autism rate just a decade ago. It is the fastest growing developmental disorder, and MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff predicts half of children born in 2025 will be autistic. Certainly, a disorder so common deserves at least a month dedicated to educating people about its effects and raising money for critical social programs that can make autistic people’s lives happier, healthier and safer."
The title took us by surprise, but as we read it, we were able to understand her perspective better and were shocked to learn what the numbers showed regarding the trend.
Hopefully a cure will be found. For now, families must rely on Doctors, their own intuition (since a parent knows their child best), and innovations for help. One such innovation is The Quadriciser Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy Machine® (QR2TS). The QR2TS has been found to calm some children who have Autism and is available in a children’s model as well as an adult model. Please contact Quadriciser for more information and a better quality of life for your family.
Everyone needs physical fitness, including people with a physical disability such as cerebral palsy. Many people with cerebral palsy are very physically inactive, and depending on the severity of the disease may find physical activity extremely challenging, almost impossible to achieve.
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity cardiorespiratory exercise and at least two days per week of muscle strengthening activity. The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine suggest these requirements should not be any different for people with cerebral palsy.
How can individuals with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders get the necessary physical movement they need? The answer is the Quadriciser Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy System (QR2TS).
The Quadriciser Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy System (QR2TS) moves all four limbs simultaneously allowing multiple joints and muscles to be active at the same time. This continuous movement can increase muscle fitness, increase cardiorespiratory fitness, increase flexibility, and help with joint range of motion.
With varying speed control and the ability to move the upper body in multiple positions, the QR2TS is the perfect physical movement device for individuals with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders, regardless of their disease severity.
Call us today at (865)689-5003, or stop by our office, and let us demonstrate how the Quadriciser Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy System (QR2TS) can provide the much needed physical movement that is essential to everyone’s health and wellbeing.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects the neurons that control the voluntary muscles. Those with ALS eventually find it difficult or impossible to move on their own power.
In recent years, it has become generally recognized that moderate exercise is beneficial to ALS patients (http://alsworldwide.org/care-and-support/article/beneficial-exercise-options). What can ALS patients do when they have lost some or all of the ability to exercise on their own? The Quadriciser Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy System (QR2TS) is the answer! The QR2TS moves the arms and legs in patterns that resemble walking and crawling, providing valuable exercise even to those who have lost all ability to move on their own. This consistent and constant motion can help to reprogram the brain.
An ALS patient traveled to an adjacent state to try the Quadriciser. After only using the Quadriciser for a second time he felt so much better. He knew the Quadriciser would benefit him greatly if he could use it on a regular basis. Later he returned home and convinced the health fitness center of their local hospital to purchase a Quadriciser. Now he and several of his ALS friends use the Quadriciser multiple times per week. One caregiver even said that when he returns back to use the Quadriciser, he is much easier to transfer and work with.
If you or a loved one has ALS, please reach out to Quadriciser as soon as possible. Call 865-689-5003 to try a free demo and see for yourself what the Quadriciser is capable of.
For those who may not know, a Quadriciser is a passive (most common) or active-assisted (considerably less common), automated robotic physical rehabilitation therapy device. It is designed to manipulate the upper and lower body extremities simultaneously similar to how a person walks. The system is activated using a timed session and offers an adjustable set speed providing a unique experience for each individual depending on the capability and situation of the patient. All Quadriciser adjustments are made by an attendant that impacts what is manipulated on the user, who is seated and secured in place.
The Quadriciser is the first and only total body automated therapy system that offers both passive and active therapy,
bi-directional manipulation with multiple seated and lying (reclining) therapeutic positions. The upper body (shoulders, arms, wrists and hands) can all be manipulated in an almost unlimited range of natural motion while the hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet are manipulated in a walking motion.
The Quadriciser was originally developed to help rehabilitate patients who suffered from a stroke or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) through neuromuscular re-education and muscle strengthening with the goal of either walking again or diminishing the physical effects of the injury.
But then an amazing thing happened when following up with actual users and caregivers.
The following was conveyed to us by teachers, physical therapists, assistants, caregivers (will collectively call the group PTs) at several schools that uses the Quadriciser for their special needs kids and have done so for the last several years. These children are from 4 to 21 years of age who have disabilities ranging from moderate to severe. The reported feedback was exceptionally interesting falling into the ‘who knew?’ category of real world benefits.
None of these findings may amaze or even register with you, the reader, but this author was blown away by the consistent data coming back from the users. The observations were astounding, and I believe potentially far reaching. But that is for another day as investigate the findings in greater detail. Many of these results can be viewed on the Quadriciser YouTube channel. But be sure to bring your tissues. Only the Grinch would not shed a tear after watching the phenomenal transformations.
Disclaimer: These observations were not made by this author nor were the outstanding caregivers or PTs paid any compensation for their independent comments. Every person is different and each person will see different results depending upon their situation. The above strides/accomplishments were made by a majority of students which took place over the course of several school years. Most of the results from the Quadriciser are relatively immediate except for Observation 5, which takes time for the muscles to strengthen. The Quadriciser should only be used under medical supervision and with prior medical approval. The Quadriciser is another tool in the toolbox to aid patients in leading a happy and healthy life.
Most individuals with Parkinson’s disease know that one of the most important components in battling this disease is movement. The Quadriciser Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy System® (QR2TS) can give passive or active movement you need for a better quality of life. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Here is an article on how to show support that was taken from the April 2018 Newsletter of Elmcroft of Halls (a living facility).
There are two key elements for recovery after a stroke: Neuroplasticity (rewiring of the brain) and Repetitive Movement. After a stroke, a portion of the brain becomes damaged and those brain cells are unable to carry out their task. For example, arm and leg movements can become difficult if those parts of the brain are affected.
Neuroplasticity is the creation of new connections between neurons (brain cells), and the deletion of old connections. How does Neuroplasticity occur? With consistent, repetitive movement.
The Quadriciser Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy System (QR2TS) can provide the repetition of movement for neuroplasticity to occur by moving all four limbs simultaneously. This can increase circulation and range of motion, and reduce contractures and spasticity. With the ability to have between 400-1500 repetitions of movement in a single session (30-60 minutes), the QR2TS can create a quicker recovery time for the patient.
Call (865) 689-5003 and let us show you how the Quadriciser Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy System (QR2TS) can play a vital role in rehabilitation and recovery after a stroke free of charge.
One of the things that makes the Quadriciser Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy System (QR2TS) amazing is how immediately users often see results. Typically results are seen within one use of the QR2TS.
Does that mean that 1-2 times on the Quadriciser will fix all ailments? Of course, not. Neither will 1-2 workouts at the gym keep anyone in good health for the remainder of their life.
More and more research points to what has become well-recognized: Exercise is extremely important to improving and maintaining individual health.
The Quadriciser makes exercise possible for those who cannot exercise on their own. It also makes exercise enjoyable for those who would have difficulty tolerating it because of their conditions.
These conditions have enjoyed the health and medical benefits of exercise from the Quadriciser: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy (CP), Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Muscular Dystrophy of various types (MD), ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's Disease), Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD), Dementia, Fibromyalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus, DM), COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Quadriplegia (Quadriplegic), Paraplegia (Paraplegic), and more.
If you or a loved one has a disability, find out how to begin enjoying the benefits of the Quadriciser today! Call 865-689-5003.