Medical complications resulting from
paralysis pose a formidable challenge to rehabilitation medicine. Until recently, little
was available for the long-term care and management of spinal cord injury. Now, Therapeutic Alliances Inc., a leading provider of state-of-the-art
rehabilitation equipment, offers an innovative product to improve your health.
A Powerful Idea
The ERGYS 2 Rehabilitation System uses computerized functional
electrical stimulation (CFES) to allow persons with little or no voluntary leg movement to
actively pedal a stationary leg-cycle ergometer.
Here's how ERGYS
CFES works: Computer generated, low-level electrical pulses transmitted through
surface electrodes cause coordinated contractions of your leg muscles. Sensors located in
the ERGYS provide continuous feedback to a computer which controls the sequence of muscle
contractions as well as the resistance to pedaling. The result is smooth and natural
pedaling, with your leg muscles supplying the power.
The ERGYS provides significant benefits for both paraplegics and
|Increased muscle mass, strength, and endurance |
|Relaxation of muscle spasms |
|Improved circulation |
|Increased range of motion |
Published clinical studies have also documented increases in muscle
mass, improvements in cardiopulmonary function, a reduction in the frequency of pressure
sores, improvements in bowel and bladder function, and a decreased incidence of urinary
Perhaps just as important as these therapeutic benefits is the sense of
well-being that comes from taking a "whole-body" approach to your health.
Better Health Begins Today
Realizing the healthful benefits of CFES begins with entry into an
ERGYS or REGYS program at a center near you. As you progress in the program, you have the
option to continue your sessions at the center or to acquire an ERGYS for home use.
Insurance coverage is often available both for sessions at the center and for the purchase
of an ERGYS home system.