Chapter 17:  Neurocare: Indications and Uses

 

 

Neurocare is a brand name neuromuscular electrical stimulator.  Dr. Sklovsky has been trained in the use of Neurocare by it's inventor Tom Oliver,
         and uses Neurocare in his practice for the FDA listed indications that fit into his particular practice.  For educational purposes, the major 
         indications and uses for Neurocare are listed below.

 

 

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WHAT DO PEOPLE WITH INJURY
(Such as auto accidents, paralysis, etc.)
OR DISEASE Such as Diabetes, Cerebral Palsy
HAVE IN COMMON?

 

ANSWER: Reduced activity leading to DISUSE ATROPHY. Imbalance of muscles leading to MUSCLE SPASMS. Reduced circulation leading to the need for INCREASE LOCAL BLOOD CIRCULATION. Reduced range of motion in the joints due to inflammation or trauma needing INCREASE RANGE OF MOTION.
In these cases the Neurocare� can be very effective at maintaining or reversing many of the unpleasant symptoms.

Neurocare� simulates exercise but achieves results by working the inactive or injured muscle fibers versus a �fast twitch� on the active muscle, thus strengthening and re-educating the specific injured or atrophied muscle. As in exercise this also increases local blood circulation and re-educates weak muscles or muscles in spasm.

Neurocare� technology overcomes the resistance of disease and the distance of electrode application. Treatments achieve deep muscle contractions.

 

 

Indications & Uses:

MUSCLE RE-EDUCATION:

  • Incontinence

  • Stroke recovery for ambulation

  • Physical Therapy facilitation

  • Decreased athletic rehabilitation time

  • Frozen shoulder syndrome

  • Off-site Physical Therapy

  • Rehabilitation for knee and hip replacement surgeries

  • Post operative muscle rehabilitation

  • Sub-clinical diagnosis of neuro-muscular syndromes

  • Detection of non-participating muscle groups 100% muscle recruitment over treatment period

  • Increase in tone and strength of difficult muscle group training (i.e. .abdominal, triceps, etc.)

  • Better patient compliance to physical therapy recommendations

RELAXATION OF MUSCLE SPASMS:

  • Industrial sprain/strain complications

  • Facilitation to physical therapy

  • Carpal Tunnel complications

  • �Whiplash� recovery time decreased

  • Diagnosis of specific muscle involvement

  • TMJ syndrome relief

  • Spinal cord injury complications

  • Postural imbalances resulting in muscle contractures

  • Repetitive or overuse injuries

  • Decrease or elimination of industrial �time loss�

  • Heel spur/plantar fasciitis

  • Accelerated athletic re-participation

  • Tension headache relief

  • Multiple Sclerosis relief from symptoms

  • Stabilization to manual manipulation

  • Spasticity from: Cerebral Palsy, Paraplegia and Quadriplegia

MAINTAINING OR INCREASING RANGE OF MOTION:

  • Frozen Shoulder syndrome

  • Improved and Peak Athletic Performance

  • Athletic injury prevention

  • Increased patient compliance to an exercise regime

  • Prevention of fibrosis from auto accident complications

  • Post surgical rehabilitation

  • Decreased risk of muscle strain

  • Detection and diagnosis of muscle imbalance complications

  • More effective use of time spent

  • Increased speed in recovery from stroke

  • Increased ambulation, comfort, and balance to Geriatric patients

PREVENTION OR RETARDATION OF DISUSE ATROPHY:

  • Carpal/Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome injuries

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Maintenance of muscle tone, post-casting

  • Quadriplegics/paraplegics

  • Neurological injury preventing muscle control

  • Diagnosis of sub-clinical problem areas

  • Decreased recovery time for auto accident

  • Increase in athletic performance

  • Maintenance of muscle bulk and tone for Post stroke rehabilitation

  • In-house usage for Elder Care or home health care facilities

INCREASE LOCAL CIRCULATION:

  • Increased wound and injury healing

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Edema/swelling reduction and elimination

  • Prevention of blood clot formation Decreased rehabilitation time

  • Healing of Diabetic decubitus ulcers

  • More effective delivery of pharmaceutical agents (i.e. antibiotics to treat: Osteomyelitis, gangrene, etc.)

  • Transverse Myelitis Tendonitis

 

For more information on this subject, you can download Dr. Bob's Radio Show on Neurocare by clicking Here.