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New Tailwind Device Improves Arm Function in Stroke Survivors with Paralysis
EncorePath, which develops products for stroke, announces the publication of an interview with the inventors of their new stroke rehabilitation device. (Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, vol. 20, issue 20, p.26, 2009; Lauren Fitzky).
The inventors further say that the Tailwind device “is portable, lightweight, easily adjusted with one hand for patients starting out and permits training of the arm in several different positions.” Based on their clinical studies, the inventors conclude that Tailwind “can promote meaningful change in patients, particularly in bilateral arm functions”.
“The patient feedback that we’re getting from stroke survivors who are using Tailwind is amazing and heart-warming”
The Tailwind is an exercise device that can be used in a rehabilitation center with a therapist, or independently at home. Improvement in arm function and range of motion can be seen in some users in just weeks, even with survivors who had a stroke many years earlier. Several scientific studies have been published on the device, which is also known as the BATRAC, or bilateral arm trainer with rhythmic auditory cueing. These articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Stroke.
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About Encore Path
The company’s revolutionary Tailwind device is an easy-to-use exercise device, and is helping stroke survivors worldwide to improve arm function and range of motion. To learn more about the science behind the Tailwind device, visit our website. Media Contact: Kris Appel, Encore Path, Inc. 410-522-8709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.