At Northern Idaho Advanced Care Hospital, we are pleased to offer our patients the latest in long term acute care technology. This allows us to enhance our patients’ treatment options and results.
Our current Bioness® technology helps patients regain lost mobility or movement in their hands and feet. This system is especially useful for stroke patients, those who may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and patients with partial spinal cord injuries. The system uses electrical stimulation to help patients regain more muscle control, which in turn, gives them more function and mobility.
The Hand Rehabilitation System is easy to use and has been shown to facilitate the use of hand function not only during the acute phase of recovery for stroke patients and those suffering from a brain injury, but also in select patients whose injuries are years old.
The Foot Rehabilitation System is wireless, low-profile, and lightweight. It consists of three components: a gait sensor that’s worn in the shoe, a wireless stimulating leg cuff worn below the knee, and a clinician-programmed control unit. This technology allows the patient to achieve a more-normalized gait on changing terrains and at varying speeds.