Neurorehabilitation via
Functional Proprioceptive Stimulations

Neurological impairments such as strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease can significantly affect a patient’s mobility, and many patients affected with these conditions have a significant long-term mobility impairment. One of the main challenges of existing neuro-rehabilitation treatment methods is effectively preserving or reestablishing the coordination between motricity (active movement) and the related neurosensory information. Resulting from a long run background in neurosciences, Techno Concept developed a solution that addresses these challenges with a unique an innovative neuro-rehabilitation therapy approach called “Functional Proprioceptive Stimulation” [FPS] and embedded into our medical solution Vibramoov.

A groundbreaking technique

This innovative method was developed and perfected over a 20 years extensive research and close collaboration with the “French National Center for Scientific Research” (CNRS) in the “Human Neurobiology Laboratory” in Marseille, focused on understanding and analyzing the neurobiological origins of the perception of the body movement.
Now as a groundbreaking therapy technique, FPS enables patients to achieve neuroplasticity all along the patient recovery process, starting from the very acute stage, by using proprioception as the “entry point” in the sensory-motor loop, which is defined as the “perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.”
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FPS uses targeted and specifically modulated mechanical stimulation of the muscles proprioceptive sensors (muscle spindles), that accurately mimics the natural sensorimotor activity of complex multi-joints movements. By activating muscle spindles, FPS technique can transmit information to the brain in a way that is identical to the information exchange process that occurs during normal movements, even if the patient is not moving, provoking a kinesthetic illusion and triggering a CNS motor response going in the same way.

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Triggering motor activities via proprioception

(1) Functional Proprioceptive Stimulations (FPS) are applied on the musculo-tendinous junction.

(2) FPS mechanically stimulate the muscle spindles, mimicking the sensory signals – 1a fibers
(3) of functional movements.

(4) This neurosensory trick activates related sensory-motor areas allowing patients to feel natural movements.

(5) Because sensory & motor systems are interdependent, the CNS then reacts by initiating corresponding movements.

In doing so, these stimulations can keep the patient’s sensorimotor interactions active, from the first stages after a trauma. Starting rehabilitation early is one of the key factors that aids in restoring patient sensorimotor functions and the regain of autonomy.

According to the clinical efficacy results published in NeuroImage Journal in 2012*, the sensorimotor network is preserved in subjects who underwent treatment using FPS for hand immobilization, while the sensorimotor network of subjects not treated with FPS was significantly altered.

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*Illusory movements prevent cortical disruption caused by immobilization

R. Roll, A. Kavounoudias, F. Albert, R. Legré, A. Gay, B. Fabre, J.P. Roll NeuroImage, 2012

Applications

Brain injury

Polytrauma

Cerebral palsy

Sclerosis

Coma

Spinal cord injury

Parkinson’s diseaset

Stroke

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