Cambridge, MA, June 03, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Healthcare system and technology provider partner to help stroke victims regain arm movement.
In collaboration with Myomo, Inc., Northeast HomeCare and The Center for Rehabilitation at Northeast Hospitals, both members of Northeast Health System, are holding a complimentary screening and educational event on Tuesday, June 14 at the Beverly Hospital Lecture Hall. Appointments for free screenings are available beginning at 10:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. A light luncheon presentation will be offered at 12:00 noon.
For adults coping with limited use of their arm due to muscle weakness caused by a stroke or other neurological condition, Myomo and Northeast Health System may be able to help. Myomo’s cutting edge neuro-robotic arm brace was developed at MIT and is used at leading rehabilitation programs around the world, including Northeast HomeCare and The Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. It uses the body’s own biological signals to move the arm again and has been clinically proven effective in patients from two days to 21 years after a stroke.
In conjunction with the skilled physical therapy and other clinical services provided by Northeast Health System, the Myomo program can offer stroke victims more extensive recovery options. According to one Myomo user, stroke survivor Bill, “I have regained arm motion and am able to care for my yard again.” Another survivor, Lori, says, “Myomo has fine-tuned my skills enough to be able to write again.”
During the June 14th event, which is open to the public, therapists will offer complimentary one-on-one screenings and information. Refreshments will be served and caregivers are welcome to attend. Free valet parking is available. To reserve your appointment or for more information, please contact Pamela Gasek at 857-209-4418 or email@example.com.
About Northeast Senior Health
A program of Northeast Health System, Northeast Senior Health is the North Shore’s largest and most comprehensive elder services continuum, and an affiliate of both Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals. Northeast Senior Health includes Beverly Hospital Lifeline, NortheastLink, the Center for Healthy Aging, North Shore PRN, Northeast HomeCare, Spectrum Adult Day Health Programs, The Herrick House, Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center and Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. To learn more, visit www.beverlyhospital.org.
Myomo® is a new generation medical device company that has combined innovative robotics technology with leading rehabilitation expertise to revolutionize stroke therapy. Myomo's technology was originally developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with medical experts affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Its rehabilitation professionals have been trained at the best hospitals in the country including, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), New York University (NYU) and UPMC.
Our mission is to help restore independence for individuals who suffer from debilitating muscle weakness due to brain injury like stroke. The Myomo System is designed to enable individuals to self initiate and control movement of partially paralyzed limbs using their own biological signals. With this capability, Myomo helps people relearn how to move affected muscles and restore movement to their arms. For more information visit, www.myomo.com
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