The term neurostimulation describes effecting the nervous system using electric impulses. Stimulation either takes place indirectly via electrodes located on the skin, or directly on the nerve using an implant. The therapy goal is to reestablish motor functions that were impaired due to damage to the brain or spinal cord. The main focus of our efforts is rehabilitation after a stroke or in case of paraplegia.
STIWELL med4 and ActiGait®
Treatment with the surface stimulator STIWELL med4 complements conventional physiotherapy. Functional therapeutic electro-stimulation (functional electrotherapy, FET) supports the process of reestablishing lost movement patterns. The ActiGait® neuro-prosthesis reactivates the foot lifter musculature when this functionality has been lost after a central injury. An indirect effect on the peroneal nerve results in targeted muscle control which creates a decisive walking ability improvement.
With our commitment to neurostimulation, we now bring our expertise and the special quality of Otto Bock products to the neurological rehabilitation field.