Bioness hand rehabilitation technology - Good Morning America segment: short version
Bioness technology was featured on a Good Morning America segment. View short version of segment here.
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GOOD MORNING AMERICA
And watch the swing. It’s medicine on the cutting edge. A young stroke patient gets a new lease on everything.
Joe Breiner understands all too well the difficulty of recovering from a stroke. He was stricken when he was just six years old. The stroke left the muscles in his right arm tightly curled and awkwardly sticking out to the side, making the arm unusable.
We know kids can be tough on one another.
JOE BREINER stroke at six years old
I would very often run and my right arm would go up like this. Kids in the neighborhood would call me the waiter.
He thought he was beyond help until he met Dr. John McGuire.
JOHN MCUIRE, MD, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
You know we didn’t have these when Joe had his stroke. If we had had these, if we were able to do this stuff when he had his stroke, I bet he’d be able to do a lot more than he’s doing now.
Joe’s problem was twofold, so the solution was twofold, as well. First, the low-tech Botox injections, that’s right, Botox injected every three months deep into the muscle tissue in his legs and arm to relax the muscles. Then, a hand rehabilitation system called the Bioness H200, a device that electrically stimulates the muscles of the hand so it’s retrained to open and to close.
Push into my hand.
The results are amazing!
Especially to his kids.
Oh, my gosh! I can push them on the swing. I can give them hugs. I can play games with them, a little bit easier than it was in the past.
It strengthened us, and it strengthened our family. Our children…he could swing them around with both hands and things like that.
And what do doctors telling you going forward?
The sky’s the limit.
Just a few years ago, Joe couldn’t open his hand, better yet hold a golf club. But now, he has a new passion that he shared with me.
There. That’s a good swing. That’s a good swing.
Yeah! You’re on the green! The first one on the green!
I’m on the green.
Give me a little bit of an opening, little bit of an opening…As you said, the sky is the limit.
The sky is the limit! The sky is the limit for all of us, and we just have to be willing to embrace that.
Yes, be willing to embrace that. And, at ABCNews.com you’ll find additional information on the stroke therapies that you saw in that story.
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