Many of our patients are looking for ways of managing pain non-invasively. Natural Balance has proudly collaborated with Phillip Muccio from AxioBiotics to bring State of the Art- Wearable Therapy® Clothing to our patients. Axiobionics Vision and Philosophy is that people with physical disabilities should have a reasonable chance at a productive and enriched life. Electrical stimulation, a technology that unleashes the vast resources of the body, is a new frontier that frees the body in ways previously not possible. We are committed to helping people fulfill their dream of a better life with less interference from pain and disability. We are committed to pushing the rehabilitation envelope to seek new ways to enhance lives.
Wearable Therapy® is an integration of one or more surface electrical stimulation (TENS, NMES, FES) technologies with a personalized electrode garment bundled together in a complete package. Traditional clinic-based therapy and electrotherapy are time-limited therapies, but Wearable Therapy elevates the amount of therapy time because it is worn on the body. Making muscles work daily is critical in the rehabilitation process. Active muscle contractions have beneficial effects that passive movement cannot deliver. Wearable Therapy can be worn on the body under clothing for many hours throughout the day, every day. Patients can also elect to wear them for one to two hours at home where it is convenient and efficient to not leave the home. Wearable Therapy can only be fit by a qualified clinician after receiving a thorough evaluation.
FDA Indicated use
The AxioBionics Wearable Therapy Garments with cutaneous electrodes are intended to be used to apply electrical stimulation current to the patient’s skin via electro conductive media gel.
Examples of electrical stimulation applications of the garment are:
A) Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for pain relief
B) Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) for:
Relaxation of muscle spasms
Prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy
Increasing local blood circulation
Immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis
Maintaining or increasing range of motion
C) Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
The first step is an evaluation, a one on one visit to understand and guide the patient through an in clinic and home trial, if indicated. If there is a home trial indicated the next visit will be an assessment of the home trial going in depth about what the patient has observered and what the options are moving forward. Basic Evaluations start at $150 per hour.
We deliver this technology with an individualized approach to each patient. The Technology itself is tailored to each patient to ensure the product fits perfectly to the body and meets all comfort and performance expectations. Axiobionics and Natural Balance are committed to supporting each patient through the entire wearable therapy process. If this technology interests, you make sure to give us a call at 734-929-2696 and set up your evaluation today.