At Axiobionics, the start of any product we fit begins with a thorough evaluation.
We believe in knowing and understanding our patients - an evaluation will get us started.
With your permission, Axiobionics will contact your physician to authorize and prescribe an evaluation. If you would like us to do that, please complete and submit the form below. We will contact you to set up an appointment once the prescription is received.
You are always welcome to contact us by phone or you can submit questions to us via our web portal.
Step 1: Scheduling
After receiving a physician referral, Axiobionics will set up an appointment with the patient to determine appropriateness and candidacy for Wearable Therapy.
This first phase documents
the patient’s history, underlying condition and physical disability, including upper and lower extremity function, gait abnormalities and trunk posture, stability and alignment issues.
Step 2: Evaluation
The second aspect of the evaluation is a determination of the need for and appropriateness of electrical stimulation. For a variety of reasons, not all patients respond to electrical stimulation. It is during this screening process that the clinician applies electrodes to select muscles and checks their responsiveness to the stimulus.
Patients who present with gait abnormalities may be asked to walk with and without electrical stimulation to compare the difference in dynamics and efficiency of walking and muscle control.
Step 3: Results
The final aspect of the evaluation is the documentation of initial results.
Sometimes it is necessary to trial electrical stimulation away from the clinical setting. If so, instructions will be given on how to apply electrodes and how to use the stimulator provided.
After the home trial is complete, a second visit with the clinician is scheduled to record results and to design and plan for a specific Wearable Therapy product.
“I’ve seen firsthand the progress Mike made with Wearable Therapy. Mike’s pain was very debilitating, causing him to function at 35% normal capacity, often less. Disuse atrophy of the residual limb muscles happens because these muscles are severed and no longer connected to the ankle and foot. Regular use of electrical stimulation reduced Mike’s pain and atrophy.”
-Carl Hasselman, M.D., orthopedic surgeon