WE MAKE THE BODY BETTER
(Even the wee ones)
Wearable Electrical Muscle Stimulation Systems
It's time to reach your rehabilitation goals
Imagine muscle therapy all day, every day. The unique product line and services of AxioBionics makes the company a leader in personalized, rehabilitation medicine.
Not all pain is gain. At AxioBionics, we recognize that pain can take a major toll on one’s life and that not all pain is easily managed. We want to help.
Our TripleFlex™ therapy device puts energy into your step to help you walk better than you ever imagined. Unlike bracing, this innovative device treats foot, knee, and hip drop as if your muscles are actually doing the work.
An Exciting and Powerful Medical Technology
Wearable Therapy® is AxioBionics' brand of neuroprosthetics that integrates surface electrical stimulation into wearable devices.
The patients we help most with Wearable Therapy® are those suffering from long-standing injury, disease, or disability. The patients that seek our help are those that have not responded well to traditional treatments or there is a desire to accelerate the rehabilitation process.
Our Wearable Therapy® systems are personalized and fit the old-fashioned way - one at a time. We purposely chose this clinical method because it is the surest and safest way to treat people with complex and sometimes tenuous medical conditions.
We typically receive referrals from:
AxioBionics has assembled a unique portfolio of products and services that include state of the art orthotics and innovative wearable electrical stimulation devices for pain and muscle weakness. Our latest rehabilitation technology includes, TripleFlex™, a unique device for foot, hip, and knee drop.
AxioBionics takes extraordinary measures to personalize the patient care you receive. We understand the nature and complexity of physical disabilities and do not take for granted the seriousness of what’s at stake or the impact on quality of life. Our patients depend on our ability to assess their concerns and develop treatment plans that meet their needs.
AxioBionics strives to ensure quality patient care. To achieve this, we implement a continuum of care that includes a thorough evaluation, tailoring the product, and closely monitoring patient outcomes. There are cost-saving measures associated with our clinical approach. We feel strongly that quality care equals efficient care.
Recognizing a broken body can drain the essence of life, AxioBionics will help people achieve their fullest life potential by minimizing effects of prior injury and movement-oriented disabilities with wearable, non-invasive neuroprosthetics technology that minimizes treatment risk, maximizes patient quality of life, and facilitates re-entry to the workforce.
“I lost 10 years of my life to pain. I tried everything to reduce the pain.
I was finally pain free in just under 30 days of using Wearable Therapy®.
My garment, made specifically for me by AxioBionics, gave me hope and a new lease on life.”
-Mike, right transtibial amputee with chronic residual limb pain
Wearable Therapy® can be fit to all four limbs and trunk and designed to stimulate most muscles.
Set-up is quick and easy enough to do at home.
Imagine boosting therapy time to 12 hours per day.
Children with physical disabilities are prone to musculoskeletal problems because they lack the movement generated by muscle that is necessary for normal development.
Wearable Therapy® is a practical tool to ensure that muscles are given the proper amount of therapy each and every day.
Wearable Therapy® puts activity back in muscles that lack control or are too weak to contract.
Wearable Therapy® is easy and quick to apply so that the child spends more time receiving therapy.
We have worked with children as young as one year of age.
Parents do not have to be experts in electrode placement to use Wearable Therapy®.
Wearable Therapy® delivers unprecedented muscle activity and range of motion that increases flexibility.
Wearable Therapy® is the most comprehensive muscle stimulation system available.
Most major muscle groups can be targeted with our muscle therapy programs.
Imagine freeing your child to walk barefoot without the restrictions of bracing.
Muscles are encouraged to work as they should.
The body connects with the world beneath it by allowing the natural input of sensation.
It's back to normal foot wear….or none at all.
Wearable Therapy® can:
- Deliver medical benefits that traditional therapy cannot.
- Prevent medical complications so that the patient can more effectively participate in therapy.
- Improve and prepare the patient to undergo therapy or advance at a faster pace.
- Maintain the body between therapy sessions or until therapy resumes after the annual therapy allowance has ceased.
Colin's Wearable Therapy® Story
Colin is a 17 month old baby boy who underwent hemispherectomy for seizure disorder. His left side extremities, as a result, are hemiplegic, weak and show low functional abilities. In conjunction with his parents, doctors, and therapists, AxioBionics determined that an Upper Extremity BioSleeve™ would manage atrophy, spasms and maintain relaxation and range of motion in Colin's arm. A Lower Extremity BioSleeve™ was also chosen to provide a measure against foot drop and loss of range of motion in his leg. Colin and his dad Brian flew in from out of town for an intensive 3 day evaluation, fitting and training session at AxioBionics. Brian described the experience in an email:
"So, yesterday was a short day at AxioBionics for us, only two hours, for interview and a verification of key measurements. We had enough time after that to go tour The Henry Ford museum for four hours and Colin absolutely loved it. While we were out touring, the technicians were at work crafting the suit."
"Today was longer, and we spent 4 hours testing, evaluating and tweaking electrode placement. Colin's Super Suit is a very customizable set of two sleeves. One for his arm/shoulder and one for his leg."
"Colin did extremely well during testing and never fussed during the whole four hours. The owner and his assistant commented at the end that in 60 years of combined experience they have never had such a tolerant and easy-going patient. That's our Colin. 🙂 He is not the youngest or smallest they've ever treated, but very nearly so. He is in a very small cohort."
"Within the first five minutes of having the garment on he voluntarily raised his left arm (not just hand), getting his elbow well above shoulder level. I don't remember ever seeing that before. Looks like this is going to be a great therapy tool!"
"I tried it out before putting it on Colin and it felt like a strong tingle to me; startling but not shocking or painful. I believe it would be tolerable to Colin, even without factoring in his diminished senses in the treated areas."
"Everyone at AxioBionics is very friendly. Colin was scooped up to tour the facilities and meet the staff twice during testing down-times. They were quite taken with him and vice versa and I had a little trouble getting him back!"
"This has been a great experience. We're going to practice with the suit tonight and go back tomorrow for a couple more hours of final training and adjustments if necessary."
Consult with Us to Determine if Wearable Therapy® is Appropriate for your Child
My daughter, Natalie, is 13 years old. She is diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia, or cerebral palsy. We adopted Natalie when she was 9 months old. She has been in therapy from the time we brought her home through the present time. She has been in a very intensive physical and occupational therapy program most of her life. We also actively work with her at home the days she does not go to therapy.
When we added on her Wearable Therapy® muscle stimulation system, we quickly saw a noticeable improvement in relaxation of muscle spasms in the arm and an increase in range of motion. The arm no longer remains flexed; instead it fully extends to her side and the elbow and fingers are much straighter.
Even with therapy, she would not extend and purposely reach with that arm. Since using the Upper Extremity BioSleeve™, she now almost fully extends her left arm. She also will purposely reach with her left arm and tries to use it. We have her Upper Extremity BioSleeve™ on as much as possible during the day, every day.
Betty Dubina, M.D. Mother and Pediatrician