How functional training promotes neurorehabilitation

Neurological disorders such as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), spinal cord injury (SCI) or cerebral palsy (CP) can leave a person with varying degrees of motor paralysis affecting mobility, ability to move and, ultimately, quality of life. In addition, it can also cause problems related to metabolism and lack of movement.

Adequate treatment, which takes into account the characteristics of each injury and the patient's needs, is fundamental in the search for recovery. And on this path towards a integral rehabilitation rehabilitation, functional training is gaining more and more functional training.

The European University explains that functional training is a type of exercise that resembles the movements of everyday life and, as such, can be and, as such, can be useful for sports performance, injury prevention and other everyday physical tasks.

The kinesiologists and occupational therapists use the use the functional training to help patients with movement, often after surgery oroften after surgery or an injury involving some form of paralysis. Thus, it can help the person to perform or regain movements or functions, from grasping an objectfrom grasping an object to moving an arm or leg, or getting up and taking steps.


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Functional training in rehabilitation

An article published in the Journal of Move & Therapeutic Science suggests that functional training has a fundamental place in the prescription of therapeutic exercise for patients with neurological patients with neurological, cardiorespiratorycardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal disorders.

He defines it as a type of multicomponent training, with the objective of achieving better performance and maximum transfer to activities of daily life, work or sport, which can work on various physical conditioned conditioned physical capacities (strength, endurance, flexibility, and speed) and perceptual-motor (coordination, balance, rhythm, laterality, spatial-temporal perception).

Thus, the prescription of therapeutic exercise as a fundamental process in rehabilitation has among its main objectives:

  • Reducing disability levels
  • Restore the functional capacity of patients with different disorders or conditions.
  • Obtain metabolic benefits such as avoiding atrophy and secondary diseases, improving quality of life and life expectancy.

Other study points out that the entire rehabilitation process should be focused on improving the functional status of the patient, and that the overall goal of a functional exercise program is to patients to their pre-injury level as quickly and safely as possible. as quickly and safely as possible.

The Beaumont Health Beaumont Health adds that functional training is different for each patient depending on their condition and needs.

Thus, the physiatrist, physiotherapist, kinesiologist or occupational therapist will develop a plan with a plan taking into account the patient's injury and the patient's limitations in physical activity, overall health and strength, promoting improved function for daily living.

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Functional electrostimulation as part of training

The functional electrostimulation consists of applying soft and painless electric currents that are connected to the muscles, in order to control paralyzed parts of the body control paralyzed parts of the body in a coordinated way to stimulate motor relearning motor relearning of neurons, also known as neuroplasticity.

The methodology TrainFES methodology has an advanced FES systemsystem, plus a personalized training program - in charge of a multidisciplinary team of professionals - that can be done in person or at home, and permanent support even when it is done remotely.

By taking advantage of the nervous system's ability to modify itself and form connections in response to new information, functional electrostimulation can be used for functional electrostimulation acts as a reinforcement to training. And this, together with the user's commitment and perseverance, makes possible the neurorehabilitation.

Thus, a person with motor paralysis can have access to a comprehensive rehabilitation with a program that includes functional training, technology and permanent professional accompaniment to enable the neuronal relearning of movements.

TrainFES methodology

A correct rehabilitation strategy should be based on continuous training, with a high therapeutic load that promotes neuroplasticity and neuroplasticity and motor learning.

This is the aim of TrainFES with its unique neurorehabilitation methodology in the world.It allows the patient to train every day at home and to be constantly evaluated by his therapist.

The two main objectives of integrated integral rehabilitation are to regain as much independence as possible possible and improve the activation and functionality of the limbs, which provides the following benefits to people affected by motor paralysis:

  • Stimulation of the remaining remaining (without injury), together with functional exercises to achieve a correct learning process.
  • Improves cardiovascular endurance to increase the contractile capacity of the heart by activating paralyzed muscles.
  • Activation of muscles with some degree of paralysis, associated with functions. This allows to achieve a better stimulation and to make new neuronal connections, by means of or through neuroplasticity.
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitationwith the objective of optimizing and recovering genitourinary and sexual functions, controlling spasticity (tense and rigid muscles) and increasing tone, as well as activation and sensitivity.

Neurorehabilitation and use of FES

The neurorehabilitation is focused on the recovery from neurological injuriesIt is generally for patients suffering from a spinal cord injury or other disorders that cause some type of paralysis.

Through the use of functional electrostimulation functional electrostimulationThe second motor neuron activates the paralyzed musculature in order to generate a functional movement in accordance with the patient's explicit intention.

The neurorehabilitation through this type of electrostimulation combines, on the one hand, target-oriented tasks with expected results and, in parallel, works to activate the injured circuits, with the ultimate goal of generating neuroplasticity that allows for lasting improvements.

Therapies with electrostimulation, in which TrainFES stands out for its proprietary technology, are improving day by day.

Even today there is telerehabilitationtelerehabilitation, an alternative means of access to constant therapy for patients who have difficulty in moving or who live far away. In this way, it makes the daily life of the users as comfortable as possible, and also makes it possible to do up to 10 times more effective therapies, up to 10 times more effective therapies compared to conventional methods. compared to conventional methods.

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