FDA Clears Unilateral Stimulation for the RT300 Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Motorized Cycle Ergometer
Restorative Therapies, Inc., today announced FDA clearance of Unilateral Stimulation for its successful medical device, the RT300, a Functional electrical stimulation (FES) motorized cycle ergometer. Unilateral Stimulation allows clinicians to provide the RT300 activity based therapy to a wider range of patients who were previously unable to benefit from FES cycling therapy as a part of their rehabilitation.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 12, 2007 -- Restorative Therapies, Inc., advances its New Era in Treatment for Neurological Injury and Paralysis.
Restorative Therapies, Inc., a designer of medical devices, today announced FDA clearance of Unilateral Stimulation for its successful medical device, the RT300, a functional electrical stimulation (FES) motorized cycle ergometer.
We are now starting a study with Dr Gad Alon at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, to further investigate the benefits of this new therapy for chronic stroke patients. In the treatment of neurological damage, FES is used to evoke physical activity and exercise not otherwise possible for individuals with neurological impairment. The RT300 delivers electrical currents to activate leg muscles important for walking including the quadriceps, hamstring and gluteal muscles, enabling paralyzed legs to move through a regular patterned physical activity.
The new Unilateral Stimulation feature also stimulates the muscle groups in the lower leg which raise and lower the foot during walking.
"Often after a stroke, only one side of the body is impaired," says John McDonald, MD, PhD, founder of Restorative Therapies, Inc., lead Neurologist to the Late Christopher Reeve, and director of the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. "This new Unilateral Stimulation feature allows clinicians to provide the RT300 activity based therapy to a much wider range of patients who were previously unable to benefit from FES cycling therapy as a part of their rehabilitation." McDonald concludes

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