Clients with wrist and finger activity to strengthen the movement that they have. The use of the Bioness system in a functional way in FES Neuro Physio during high repetition activities will also encourage shoulder and elbow muscles strengthening.
Clients with no wrist and finger activity to build up muscle tone and strength in the muscles first and enhance the Neuroplasticity and the opportunity for recovery (although recovery cannot be guaranteed.
Clients with spinal cord injury with a weak wrist action. Here the Bioness can strengthen the tenodesis wrist movement to enable independent functional hand movement e.g. Picking up a cup and having a drink.
"After the incident which was a stroke, it was difficult to move and talk. Before seeing Natalie, I received both occupational and speech therapy from Bupa Cromwell hospital and was further referred to see Natalie.
Neurophysiotherapy rehab has been good so far, there have been tremendous improvements all round both speech and movement. To ... " be honest I haven’t yet seen any other therapists that can be considered competition in terms of professional performance and results achieved!
I don’t really have any advice for any other users, apart from that it’s not a bad idea at all, it could do anyone a lot of good."Read more
I sustained a brain injury in 2009 that affected my left arm and leg. I could not use my left arm and hand prior to working with the Neurolink Team in 2014 as my fingers were not straight but curled up so I could not do things without help. I started working with the Neurolink Team in February ... " 2013 where I initially received Neurophysio, specialist massage therapy and the RT200 elliptical FES bike to strengthen the muscles in my left arm and leg. From January 2014, my arm and leg were strong enough to progress from the FES Bike to weekly 1-2-1 personal training sessions. I started using my own L300 Plus Bioness leg system and started attending my local gym as well in 2014 with the program designed by my specialist personal trainer and Neuro Physio. I started using my own H200 hand system in July 2014. My H200 arm bioness has been great as it has helped me in being able to do so many more things than I was unable to do with my left arm and hand as my fingers were all curled up. I struggled to wash and get dressed by myself but now 3.5 years later, I can just get on and do it with no problems. My arm Bioness has got my fingers on my left hand to be straight.
I love cooking without even thinking about it or needing help. I can now cut up food as I can use my left arm to hold the food and then cook the food and serve it up on my own, it’s brilliant. Even going shopping is easier as I can carry the basket and get things from the shelf. When I go to the gym I can do so many more things with my PT instructor, even doing shadow boxing and I love the battle rope exercise. Bring on the summer when I can do some gardening!
My advice to anyone looking for Neurophysio, rehabilitation or purchasing their own Bioness leg and or hand system is: “Go for it, as it will help you in the long run!” I can now use my left arm and hand. They got me back into the gym and now I love that and can get fitter and keep improving. It is worth the money.Read more
"My husband suffered a major stroke in 2013, he was left with severe physical and cognitive impairments and I was told there would be no recovery.
Natalie Woodman came very highly recommended as the best person to go to for the Bioness H200 and L3 thigh plus systems. I called Neurolink, and an assessment date ... " was quickly arranged. Natalie was aware we needed help with funding, and was more than happy to support us with this, a decision that quite literally changed our lives.
Prior to meeting Natalie my husband was long out of NHS physio and life was a struggle. Whilst he had mastered a few steps with the aid of a quad stick by the time we met her, his gait was extremely impaired and he could neither lift his foot nor bend his knee and had to swing his leg out to the side which made him very unstable.
His right arm was also severely affected by the stroke. He suffered a great deal of pain in his arm and wrist and was understandable very guarded over anyone touching it. Natalie was patient and kind, and quickly gained his trust. She explained what was meant by spasticity and high tone, and how the H200 could help with this. Putting the H200 on for the first time and seeing his hand move, was very emotional.
In between our sessions, Natalie gave us a clear plan to work on and a review date, and at each review she praised my husband’s achievements and offered further encouragement. He always went away feeling on top of the world, which was lovely to see.
Regular use of the H200 has reduced his high tone and given my husband a looser hand. Whilst he doesn’t currently have function, he does now have movement in his arm that’s improving all the time.
With the L3 thigh plus system, he’s able to walk with great confidence and without the fear of falling over, which is a huge relief to me.
Natalie is extremely knowledgeable, and you can tell right away that she has both passion and a real flair for what she does.
Our goals were simple, to achieve a two armed hug and for my husband walk by my side holding my hand, and with Natalie’s help and guidance we’re getting ever closer to achieving them.
For anyone thinking of trialling the H200 or the L300 thigh plus system I would say don’t hesitate, book an appointment with Natalie and go for it. I can promise you , you’ll never look back.
Thank you Natalie ..."Read more
"My daughter has travelled to London once a month since March 2015 to be seen by Natalie. Natalie’s reputation reached us during my daughter’s in-patient acute rehabilitation in Chicago following a spinal cord injury in August 2014.
Since returning home to the UK, Natalie has managed many aspects of my daughter’s ongoing therapy, including ... " the set up of her FES bike, and the selection of manual and standing wheelchairs.
My daughter looks forward to her monthly updates at Neurolink, particularly Natalie’s shoulder massages. Natalie cares, she notices changes and recommends strategies for continuing functional improvement. We feel fortunate to have discovered her."Read more
"Before I purchased the Bioness L300 Plus and H200 system from Neurolink Physio, my day to day living was very difficult. I couldn't walk much or move my hand and I had very low confidence.
I purchased the Bioness H200 system in September 2014 and the Bioness L300 Plus system in July 2015, and it has simply changed my life. It has given me back my independence my arm/ leg getting stronger everyday now I'm back to work.
Working with Neurolink Physio has been a godsend. The staff are very friendly and very welcoming and it's the best facility I've been to.
My honest advice for people buying these products, they will change your life, get your confidence and independence back and the sky's the limit. My time working with Neurolink has been fantastic to say the least. The most memorable time working with Neurolink Physio was when they introduced me the FES products."Read more