Florida Hospital Oceanside Offers Two New Treatments for Patients With Neurologic Conditions

New technologies helps patients suffering from either upper or lower extremity issues caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or spinal cord injury
The L300 Foot Drop System helps Patricia Coughlin walk again.
The L300 Foot Drop System helps Patricia Coughlin walk again.
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Sept. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- ORMOND BEACH – Florida Hospital Oceanside’s Peninsula Rehabilitation Center announced it now offers the L300® Foot Drop System, as well as the H200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System by Bioness.

The L300 Foot Drop System helps patients suffering from mobility issues caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury. The new treatment is designed to help people with certain neurological conditions walk more naturally, with increased speed and improved balance.

During therapy sessions, the lightweight device is worn on the leg and delivers stimulation to various muscles to alleviate foot drop – a condition stemming from a weakness or paralysis in the muscles that, under normal circumstances, work to lift the front portion of the foot. Utilizing a wireless communication system, the L300’s heel sensor detects when the foot is on or off the ground, controlling the knee, making it easier to walk.

“As the only licensed, in-patient, comprehensive medical rehabilitation facility in Volusia and Flagler counties, we’re thrilled to offer this advanced technology to help our patients recovering from stroke and central nervous conditions regain their independence and restore confidence,” said Howard Perch, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Oceanside. “We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) with Stroke certification and see more than 200 stroke patients each year. Not only do we specialize in the medical treatment and rehabilitation for people who have experienced a stroke, but we also care for patients with multiple trauma injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries and for those recovering from orthopedic surgery. This new treatment will benefit our patients tremendously, as the L300 enables patients to lift the foot, providing them with a more natural gait and the ability to navigate various terrains.”

The second new technology now available at Florida Hospital Oceanside’s Peninsula Rehabilitation Center is the H200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System, which helps those suffering with hand paralysis due to an injury to the central nervous system, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury.

This advanced hand rehabilitation system is designed to provide patients with hand paralysis the ability to grasp and release objects while performing essential daily-life activities.

Designed for use in both the rehabilitation setting and the home, the H200 Wireless may reduce muscle spasm, prevent muscle atrophy, reeducate muscles, increase local blood circulation and may improve hand activity or range of motion. And because this technology is wireless, it is easier for patients to integrate the device into their daily lives, increasing therapy time, which may lead to increased patient compliance and better outcomes.

“Mobility issues affecting the upper extremities, such as the hands, impact an individual’s independence, making it difficult to perform many functions of daily living, from the ability to dress his or herself, to opening a bottle of water,” said Deb Mansfield, Lead Occupational Therapist at Peninsula Rehabilitation Center. “The more patients are able to be active and integrate therapy into their day-to-day lives, the better their outcomes are. The H200 Wireless device provides our team with an effective, non-invasive treatment option that can easily be incorporated into everyday life, helping our patients regain hand and upper extremity function with the goal of increasing independence.”

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center consists of three campuses, a 277-bed hospital in Daytona Beach, a 119-bed hospital in Ormond Beach and a new outpatient clinic located at the Pavilion at Port Orange. Our specialties include cardiology, emergency, hospice, home health, imaging, laboratory, oncology, obstetrics, neurosurgery, physician practices, rehabilitation and women’s services. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is among the top one percent of all hospitals nationwide for quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.

About Bioness Inc
Bioness provides neuromodulation technologies that help improve lives and restore function for those living with neurological deficits and peripheral pain. The company develops, manufactures and markets innovative neuromodulation products that help individuals with central nervous system disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury regain movement in affected limbs. The L300® Foot Drop System, L300® Plus System, H200® Hand Rehabilitation System, and H200® Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System are cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration and are designed to help patients achieve new levels of physical independence and productivity. Individual results vary. Consult with a qualified physician to find out if these products are right for you. Additional information about Bioness can be found at www.bioness.com.

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Peninsula Rehabilitation Center physical therapist Mandy Scruggs, DPT, works with Ormond Beach resident Patricia Coughlin, 81. After receiving chemotherapy for lung cancer, Coughlin had a decreased activity level which caused leg weakness and gait problems. During her physical therapy sessions, Scruggs uses the L300 Foot Drop System to help Coughlin walk again.
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