assistive technologies and rehabilitation

We use the recent research and market leading assistive technology in our treatments at home or place of residence. 

Aspire rehab we provide a SMART rehab programme in your home environment commonly not available within the NHS using the latest technology to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals. 

This includes:

  • SaeboGlove
  • NeuroBall/NeuroFenix
  • FES (Functional Electrical stimulation)
  • Health and activity Apps
  • Mirror box
  • TENS

saeboglove.

What is SaeboGlove?
The SaeboGlove is a cutting edge splint that helps clients suffering from neurological and orthopaedic injuries incorporate their hand functionally in therapy and at home. The SaeboGlove is a splint made from soft fabric and semi-rigid parts used for patients that exhibit mild tone or less. The lightweight, low-profile functional design is just one of the many innovative features that are offered with the SaeboGlove.

Why SaeboGlove:
Following stroke, head injury and incomplete spinal cord injury, some patients do not exhibit sufficient active wrist and/or finger extension to allow the hand to be functional. This limits them from effectively using hands for functional grasp and activities of daily living.  Use of SaeboGlove and other Saebo products in the treatment combined with NMES can improve motor skills needed for functional task performance. Patients’ perceived intrinsic motivation and sense of self-regulation was high.

Other Saebo Products:
The vast majority of stroke survivors, head injury and incomplete spinal cord injury patients do not exhibit sufficient active wrist and/or finger extension to allow the hand to be functional. Task-specific training improves upper extremity function in individuals suffering from neurological injuries (including chronic stroke), this can be achieved by function practise and also using SaeboFlex. The SaeboFlex has the biomechanical advantage in allowing prehension /grasp and release activities for individuals with moderate to severe hemiparesis.

neuroball / neurofenix.

Neuroball/NeuroFenix:

What is NeuroBall?
The NeuroBall from NeuroFenix is a smart piece of training equipment, which helps to practise a range of engaging exercises and activities for the affected arm through playing games in the comfort of your own home.

The NeuroBall is suitable for a wide range of impairment levels. The device uses sensors that pick up even the smallest movement. And it adapts all of the activities to your current level of movement. It allows you to train your wrist and fingers, which helps you to practice interacting with objects in the real world. These activities track your daily repetition and constantly quantify your progress. It keeps your hand open – in the position it should be – and ensures an ergonomic positioning for your thumb.

Why NeuroBall:
Evidence based recommendations on Stroke Rehabilitation for adults suggest use of repetitive task training to improve function in upper and lower limbs. Our Team of expert therapists have researched the current market and have sourced the NeuroBall which has the backing of research from Brunel University and has shown that the NeuroBall has improved wrist and shoulder movement after just 7 weeks of training. The clinical team at NeuroBall suggest that if you are able to open your hand sufficiently to hold a bottle of water, than then you are able to use the NeuroBall

  • Helps train all key upper limb movements
  • Activities adapt to suit your ability and challenge you
  • Measure your progress over time

For more information, please click, https://neurofenix.com/products/neuro-ball-early-bird.

fes (functional electrical stimulation).

What is FES :
FES is small pulses of electrical stimulation to the nerves that supply paralysed muscles, to assist walking as well as practising functional movements for therapeutic benefit.

FES is used in correction of foot drop resulting from upper motor neurone lesion (brain or spinal cord lesion), such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, incomplete spinal cord injury (at T12 or above), Familial/hereditary spastic paraparesis and Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to dropped foot, deficits in knee flexion or extension, hip extension and abduction and push off at terminal stance can be addressed. FES can be used to strengthen and/or taken out spacing control other muscles used in gait such as hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteal and calf muscles. 

NICE guideline for stroke (2016: 4.9.4.1H) recommends, People with stroke who have reduced ability to dorsiflex the foot (‘foot-drop’) should be offered FES to improve their gait. 

Why FES (Functional Electrical stimulation):
Stroke patients walked 16% faster with ODFS (some studies suggest 27% faster in walking when they used FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation), with training effect of 14% after stopping the FES. (MS patients had 20% faster walking when using the FES device).   

Research suggests that FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation):

  • Reduces your effort for walking
  • It could assist in increasing your walking distance
  • Reduced risk of tripping while walking
  • Increased independence and quality of life
  • Reduction in quadriceps spasticity

constraint induced movement therapy (Cimt).

What is Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) – The suitable patient is required to wear a mitten over the unaffected hand, which is to be worn for 90% of waking hours for the two weeks of CIMT. During that time, patients would undergo intense practice with the affected arm for up to 2-3 hours with therapist and 3 hours of the patient undertaking therapy homework assignments based on the participants behavioural contract.

Why Constraint – Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT):
CIMT has been identified as a promising approach to address deficits associated with upper limb hemiparesis experienced by stroke survivors and has been studied and used in interventions by Occupational therapist and Physiotherapists and has been recommended by the Royal College of Physicians Guidelines UK (2016).

FREE CONSULTATIONS

We offer a free of charge, no obligation consultation over the telephone to support you in making decision about your rehabilitation needs.

 

If you require any information or treatment outside of our expertise, we will be happy to signpost you to other relevant agencies..

HOW TO BOOK:
We accept self referrals, referrals from family/carers, health and social care professionals, case managers/solicitors and nursing homes. To discuss the referral or book an appointment, please email contact@aspirerehab.co.uk or call 07723332426 / 02039835146.

Longfield Integrated Care Centre
Tuppence House,
Brickfield Farm,
Main Road,
Longfield, Kent,
DA3 7PJ

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118 Danes Way,
Brentwood,
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Areas We Cover

Home visits: We cover Essex, Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest

Clinic Base: Longfield Integrated care centre, (Longfield Poly Clinic) Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PJ.

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Longfield Integrated Care Centre
(Longfield Polyclinic)
Tuppence House, Brickfield Farm,
Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PJ

 

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I was waiting for Physiotherapy from NHS after the back surgery, but you saw me immediately and filled the gap. The timely advice you gave on using electrical simulation for foot, back care and exercises helped me to walk again with reduced foot drop and back pain. When the NHS Physiotherapist started therapy, he was happy to see me already improving and doing right things after the surgery. Now I am back to driving my taxi

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Thanks for seeing my mother the same day of the referral, she is happy to start walking again

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Thanks for helping to manage my pain and inactivity- I was not walking or exercising due to my pain from fIbromyalgia. With your help I manage my pain better using TENS and exercises, and I feel positive

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Thank you for providing a responsive and quality service

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You are a good teacher, I learnt a lot on how to manage my husband's symptoms

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Thanks for your support. You are great in your approach. You will be the Physio for my whole family, whenever we needed
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