OmniVRTM is the world's first virtual rehabilitation system designed specifically for the needs of geriatric patients and more medically complex conditions. This easy-to-use technology improves exercise participation, repetition and duration by re-creating the patient's movements in a 3-D, real-time interactive experience. Research has shown that treatment outcomes generated by virtual reality rehabilitation can match or exceed those from real world activities and exercises. These benefits may result from the enhanced feedback, motivation and repetitions that occur among patients exercising in virtual reality.
- Easy-to-use, "one touch" operation.
- Special 3D camera recreates the patient's movements in a "real time" interactive experience, to enhance patient participation and improve motivation and outcomes.
- 6 Different "Skilled" Exercise Modes developed for lower-functioning patients: Seated Exercise, Wheelchair Propulsion and Control, Upper Extremity, Balance, Walking, and Cardio.
- Geriatric-friendly system does not require hand controllers, special mats or platforms to stand on.
- Ideal for both One-on-One and Group Therapy applications, with the capability to accommodate multiple patients simultaneously.
Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) technology. This unique electrical stimulation waveform closely replicates the body's normal muscle and nerve firing patterns (based on EMG studies). Research has demonstrated its effectiveness for muscle re-education and treatment of muscle disuse atrophy following trauma, injury, or surgery. Therapeutic PENS devices may be used to assist in the treatment of symptoms of neuromuscular disease, urinary incontinence, stroke, recovery from post-operative joint replacement and other orthopedic diagnoses.
Omnistim® 500 Pro Electrical Stimulation
Electrical stimulation has been used safely for many decades to help manage pain, relieve muscle spasms, increase range-of-motion, prevent muscle disuse atrophy, increase circulation and re-educate muscles. Gentle electrical stimulation is transmitted through electrode pads placed at or near the affected area to stimulate nerves, which creates muscle contractions and a release of the body's own pain-relieving biochemicals. Electrical stimulation is generally considered to be painless and is well tolerated by most patients.
Combination Infrared and Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Infrared therapy uses infrared and visible light emitting super luminous diodes (SLD) embedded in flexible neoprene pads which are placed over the treatment area. Infrared therapy may be used to temporarily increase local circulation, relieve stiffness, promote relaxation of muscle tissue and provide temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain associated with a wide variety of conditions including arthritis, chronic pain, connective tissue dysfunction and neuropathy. Infrared therapy provides mild to moderate thermal effects and is well tolerated by patients. Electrical stimulation may be applied in conjunction with infrared therapy through a probe or using electrodes for pain management.
Electrical stimulation has been used safely for many decades to help manage pain, relieve muscle spasms, increase range-of-motion, prevention of disuse atrophy, increase circulation and re-educate muscles. Electrical stimulation is generally considered painless and is well tolerated by most patients.
Neuroprobe® 500 Pro Infrared and Electrical Stimulation
The Neuroprobe® 500 Pro is the only device of its kind in the industry with the capability to simultaneously deliver electrical stimulation and infrared therapy. The combination of infrared therapy and two channels of electrical stimulation provide clinicians with superior treatment flexibility and efficient concurrent treatment.
The unit's infrared therapy uses high-power Super Luminous Diodes (SLDs) at 630 and 875 nm to safely apply treatment at higher energy levels. The SLDs are embedded in flexible 5" x 7" neoprene pads for convenient placement. The system's electrical stimulation capabilities include pre-programmed, evidence-based protocols for Trigger Point Stimulation, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Interferential Current Therapy (IFC). In addition, it offers innovative treatment protocols for Sequential Motor-Sensory Stimulation and Electrical Nerve Block (Wedensky Inhibition). By delivering several established electrical stimulation protocols simultaneously, sensory and motor pain modulation mechanisms are stimulated to produce multiple neurotransmitters for effective pain management.
The combination of these protocols has been extensively published and provides significant improvement over current motor or sensory stimulation when used independently. The Neuroprobe® 500 Pro also features Nerve Block Protocols that produce a direct anesthetic effect for wound debridement and to reduce pain during contracture management. Nerve block is also used to decrease muscle spasm (tone and spasticity) in patients with neurologic contracture and provides effective treatment for chronic pain management.
The Neuroprobe® 500 Pro features pre-programmed, evidence-based protocols for ease-of-use and fully variable parameters for custom programming. An optional remote treatment probe is also available for Trigger Point Stimulation Techniques or "Hyperstimulation" to produce long-lasting analgesia in the treatment of chronic and acute pain.
Omnisound® 3000 Pro Therapeutic Ultrasound
Therapeutic Ultrasound has been used by physical therapists for many years. This therapy device creates high frequency sound waves beyond the range of human hearing. The vibration caused by these sound waves when applied to soft tissues, muscles and tendons can create a heating effect to help reduce pain, increase blood flow, increase the extensibility of collagen tissues, decrease joint stiffness and contractures, reduce muscle spasms, and decrease chronic inflammation associated with conditions such as Bursitis and Tendonitis.
By varying the frequency of these vibrations, the depth and the amount of heat generated can be controlled for "thermal" (continuous mode) or "sub-thermal" (pulsed mode) applications depending on the condition being treated. Ultrasound may be used to assist in the treatment of conditions such as tendonitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, arthritis, contractures and to improve circulation in the treatment of slow healing wounds. Ultrasound is typically useful for smaller treatment sites and is applied using a round-headed applicator called a transducer that is placed over a transmission gel on the patient's skin. Ultrasound is generally considered painless and is well tolerated by most patients.
Megapulse® II Shortwave Diathermy
Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy uses electromagnetic waves to create a heating effect that increases circulation in the body's tissues. Diathermy has been used for several decades to help reduce pain and inflammation, decrease joint stiffness, relieve muscle spasms and increase local blood flow. Applied to the patient through a large applicator (head or drum), Shortwave Diathermy may be used to assist in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, slow healing wounds and arthritis. Shortwave Diathermy's mild to vigorous thermal effects may also be used to increase the extensibility of collagen tissues in connective tissue disorders such as scar tissue and contractures. Shortwave Diathermy is generally considered painless and is well tolerated by most patients.
OmnicycleTM Elite Motorized Rehabilitation System
Research shows that therapeutic exercise can help speed recovery. Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises, stretches or other physical activities performed under the guidance of a therapist. The activities help patients regain strength, endurance, balance and flexibility to improve function and recovery. Therapeutic exercises may be recommended as a way to improve recovery after an injury or serious health condition. They may also be used to help improve overall well-being or lower the risk of certain problems such as accidental falls.
ACP's OmnicycleTM Elite Motorized Rehabilitation System represents the most advanced therapy cycle technology available today. It accommodates post-acute patients who may not typically be able to participate in therapeutic exercises due to lack of strength, coordination, partial paralysis, respiratory limitations and other conditions. By serving a broader range of neuromuscular and orthopedic diagnoses than traditional "resistance" cycles, the OmnicycleTM Elite supports expanded therapy services for neurological rehabilitation (Stroke-CVA), orthopedic rehabilitation (TKA, THA, Shoulder, UE) and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation (COPD).
Autumn Rehab Plus therapeutic modality systems work in conjunction with physical rehabilitation to accelerate patient recovery. These proven devices include Electrical Stimulation, Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS), Therapeutic Ultrasound and Shortwave Diathermy. By decreasing pain, inflammation and edema, therapeutic modalities increase patient comfort and tolerance to treatment.
This enables therapists to introduce earlier, more aggressive therapy interventions to help improve function and recovery. Therapeutic modalities also allow therapists to treat more complex conditions, decrease muscle disuse atrophy, enhance soft tissue healing through increased circulation, and improve neuromuscular control in patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.
These modalities have proven success in a variety of settings including long-term care, physical rehabilitation, orthopedics, outpatient facilities and elite athletics.
Therapeutic modalities used in Autumn Rehab Plus system are FDA approved and meet all health and safety requirements. Autumn Rehab therapist are extensively training in the use of all therapeutic modalities used in our Autumn Rehab Plus system.