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Bioness hand rehabilitation technology - Good Morning America segment: short version

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Bioness technology was featured on a Good Morning America segment. View short version of segment here.

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Bioness, H200, Good Morning America, hand paralysis, stroke, stroke rehab, stroke rehabilitation, stroke treatment, hand rehab, hand rehabilitation, hand treatment, hand therapy, central nervous system, CNS

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OPENING SLIDES

GOOD MORNING AMERICA

MEDICAL MIRACLE

NARRATOR

And watch the swing. It’s medicine on the cutting edge. A young stroke patient gets a new lease on everything.

HOST

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.

HOST

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.

HOST

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.

THERAPIST

Push into my hand.

HOST

The results are amazing!

THERAPIST

Good. Excellent.

HOST

Especially to his kids.

JOE

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.

JOE’S WIFE

It strengthened us, and it strengthened our family. Our children…he could swing them around with both hands and things like that.

HOST

And what do doctors telling you going forward?

JOE

The sky’s the limit.

HOST

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.

JOE

There. That’s a good swing. That’s a good swing.

HOST

Yeah! You’re on the green! The first one on the green!

JOE

I’m on the green.

HOST

Give me a little bit of an opening, little bit of an opening…As you said, the sky is the limit.

JOE

The sky is the limit! The sky is the limit for all of us, and we just have to be willing to embrace that.

HOST

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.

XXX

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