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.
Rehabilitation with robotics gives Ky-mani a chance for more core stability and more muscle strength. For Ky-mani this is a unique chance.
By training with the Lokomat at TRAINM, the spasticity in my legs is almost gone. Also my walking has improved.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
I also try to use it in everyday life, which I didn’t do before.
We’ve already tried lots of therapies all ultimately with very little success, now we have the feeling that we’re seeing a bit more progress.
This therapy is much more intensive and you see more result. My hand is working better, the spastic movements are reduced I have a lot more function.
It is a very social environment and not a hospital kind of environment. Which for the children specifically is very useful they can watch youtube, play games, …
After 3 years of being unable to walk it feels wonderful when you suddenly can even if it is with the assistance of a robot it means a lot when you can walk for 30 minutes. It especially gives your mental state a positive boost it says, “ok let’s keep going because it’s obviously working.”