Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
A unique program of intensive rehabilitation which combines repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) with neuro-physiotherapy.
Combined treatment of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and physiotherapy
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive form of brain treatment. Recently, studies have shown that combining rTMS with physiotherapy can provide a more significant recovery of motor function.
Clinique Neurogym is working in collaboration with Clinique Neuro-Outaouais to offer a unique program, which offers intensive physiotherapy sessions after rTMS treatments for people in post-stroke recovery.
The post-stroke rehabilitation program generally lasts one month (20 sessions) with 5 weekly rTMS sessions followed by 1-hour neuro-physiotherapy sessions.
Repetitive Magnetique Transcranial Stimulation can be used to stimulate or inhibit specific locations of the brain. At the beginning of the program, we focus on the inhibition of the non-affected portion of the brain, encouraging the damaged portion, which controls the affected limb, to recreate lost neurological connections. As we continue with the program, the inhibition of the non-affected area is gradually replaced with stimulation of the damaged part of the brain, in order to encourage new neural connections.
The NeuroGym® Difference
Neurogym®’s active approach and patented technology allow patients to take action in their own recovery. Whenever possible, the patient, not the therapist, initiates movement, which can help rewire the brain and speed up recovery.