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Galileo Research Fact Sheet #40: Can Galileo Therapy reduce spasticity and increase grip strength in Stroke patients?


Well, exactly for applications like this we specially designed the Galileo Mano Med dumbbell, but nevertheless this research group from Korea showed even a Galileo Delta tilt-table (with mounted Galileo Med S) can be used effectively to reduce spasticity and improve function in hand and shoulder of Stroke patients. And this study is also a nice example how Galileo Therapy should be integrated in a complete therapy concept: The combination of Galileo Therapy and additional functional training showed the best results. Why? The answer is simple: Galileo Therapy can be very effective in (re-)establishing neuromuscular functions and in reducing and controlling spasticity and more.

However these new functions need to be incorporated into every-day living and this can be done by functional training. As mentioned in #GRFS30 and #GRFS15 only if the neuromuscular functions established by Galileo are used in every day movements they will be established in the long-run ad therefore lead to a functional improvement. So the key for a very effective Galileo Therapy especially concerning neuro-muscular conditions, is not to use it as another stand-alone tool, but to in incorporate it into a therapy concept, where other therapy approaches can focus on utilization of the functionality gained by the Galileo Therapy session right away - this way the rover-all therapy can get much more effective. 

Therapy - Stroke, Spasticity Management  

Product groups: Galileo® Therapy Systems
Topics: Muscle-Bone Relation, Concept Diagnostics & Therapy, Training & Study Support, Therapy & Prevention with Galileo®