Belgian-based neuro rehabilitation center TRAINM’s mission is to help children and adults with neurological deficits achieve measurable recoveries, and to do this even for patients who have been told no further recovery is possible.
Our personalized high-intensity therapeutic augmentation strategies combine disciplines, resources, expertise and technologies:
✓ Best-in-class team of doctors and therapists
✓ Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques
✓ Virtual reality (VR)
✓ Neuro gaming
✓ Brain-computer interface (BCI)
✓ Artificial intelligence (AI)
We strongly believe in the synergies between technologies, human intervention and a motivating environment.
Our physicians use sophisticated sensor-based technologies as accurate and continuous assessment tools to provide patients with a therapeutic protocol which is tailored towards restoring lost function.
At TRAINM patients receive 1,000 movements per session, 20x more than conventional physical therapy!
We treat children and adults with neurological and orthopedic impairments,regardless of cause
✓ Acquired brain injury (ABI)
✓ Cerebral palsy (CP)
✓ Spinal cord injury (SCI)
✓ Multiple sclerosis (MS)
✓ Parkinson’s disease (PD)
✓ Speech/swallow/language difficulties
✓ Cognitive deficits
✓ Neuro psychological deficits
✓ Refractory depression
Orthopedic and sports related injuries
✓ Musculoskeletal injuries
✓ Post-op orthopedic
“My name is Ilse, I am 53 years old and have had Multiple Sclerosis for 31 years. I came here the moment I heard this existed. The difference until now is that the other treatments only had the effect of stabilization but thanks to the Lokomat I have improved which you don’t expect with MS. I mainly use Lokomat and my spasticity disappeared with 80% after the first go. I could climb stairs too, which really surprised me. Last night I climbed 15 stairs on my own by pulling myself up. But I could climb them on my own, which I hadn’t been able to do for a long time. Something else that is very important to me, with regard to comfort, is being able to turn over in bed again. This is a huge improvement with regard to comfort.”
Ilse, 53 years old
Gitte, 22 years old
“I was born with cerebral palsy and would really like to be able to walk unaided indoors. I set up a crowdfunding campaign and collected 6,000 euros so I could start here. Before I started here when I walked from my bedroom to the bathroom with my frame, I was exhausted. Now I can walk a distance of at least 200 meters without being exhausted.”
From December 2017 to June 2018: walking distance increased 66% (from 671m to 1114m)
“My name is Sem, I came here to TRAINM because I had a brain haemorrhage two years ago. I use the GEO machine to learn to walk. I use a splint still but the movement is correct. I also do hand exercises. When I first came here I couldn’t really do much with my hand. But now I can pick up a rod with my left hand on my own. I hope I will be able to use my left hand and left arm over time and that one day I will be able to walk without a splint.”
From August 2017 to April 2018: ability to draw a circle improved significantly (both in smoothness, speed and correctness).
Sem, 13 years old
Since 2009, when my 4-month old son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, my mission has been to help advance translational research focused on brain repair and neuroplasticity, combining disciplines, resources, expertise and techniques to “translate” breakthrough findings in research laboratories into point-of-care patient applications with meaningful health outcomes.
TRAINM is based on the principle of neuroplasticity, demonstrating that the brain is capable of changing itself and it is possible to increase the volume, the connections, and the sprouting of new neurons and also to rewire new regions of the brain to take over the functions of damaged regions. The end point of my work in translational neuroplasticity research is a promising new interdisciplinary approach to neuro rehabilitation: TRAINM.
Our aim is to advance the field of neuro rehabilitation and help many children and adults with neurological deficits by offering a variety of safe and promising technologies, such as neuromodulation, robotics, artificial intelligence, neuro-gaming and brain-computer interface, to greatly enhance cognitive, psychological and physical capabilities beyond what is otherwise possible.
Founder & CEO
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms often include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles and tremors. There may be problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing and speaking.
TRAINM’s goal for CP management is to maximise the person’s independence and community engagement through a multidisciplinary and individualised approach.
A stroke is a condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding.
TRAINM’s goal for stroke rehabilitation is to return patients to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the myelin in the brain and spinal cord is damaged. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive forms).
TRAINM’s goal for the rehabilitation therapies of MS patients is to return function after an attack and prevent disability. It also aims to prevent secondary complications. The treatments are intense, effective and have no adverse side-effects.
TRAINM therapists use data from 3D cameras, sensors and VR for improved functional recovery, such as balance, trunk control, coordination and improvements in daily activities.