Rehabilitation of the Arm and Hand
Portable and very easy to use, the NeuroBall is a therapeutic device that trains key finger, wrist, elbow and shoulder movements. It comes with activities to make rehabilitation more engaging for individuals recovering from neurological conditions. These include a stroke, a head injury, a spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Guillain Barre Syndrome.
The NeuroBall is already helping hundreds of people to recover at home. It is also in use at 50 NHS and private centres across the UK. A study by Brunel University London showed that it improved the range of movement and quality of life for stroke survivors.
“I didn’t even know I could use my hand to move left or right, so it’s a big thing for me and that’s down to the NeuroBall.”Jason W. , A 43 year old stroke survivor speaking three years after a stroke.
The Benefits of Using the NeuroBall
- Help regain your independence and boost your confidence
- Get a step closer to returning to everyday activities - whether that’s having a cup of coffee or hugging your relatives
- Helps improve the range of movement, strength, and flexibility of your fingers, hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder
- Small and portable, the NeuroBall is ideal for rehabilitation in your home
- It can help reduce arm pain
- It adapts to your level of movement - no matter how small - and becomes more challenging over time
- Activities and games make rehabilitation more engaging and aid in cognitive improvement (such as improving your concentration)
- Tracks progress over time
- Allows you to move and exercise your affected arm - even if you’re unable to move it by yourself
How Do I use the NeuroBall at home?
The NeuroBall is wirelessly connected to the Neurofenix app on a tablet . The app is where you access activities and games, and details of your progress over time. We’ll provide you with the NeuroBall and a tablet and will set up everything up for you. That way you can start training straight away.
As you can see from the video above, the NeuroBall is compact and can be used easily within the home. You can even take the ball out of the base and use it on a flat surface.
How Do I Know if the NeuroBall is Right For Me?
You’ll be able to use the NeuroBall if you can open your hand and place it on top of a bottle of water that’s on its side. You can use your other hand to position the affected hand into place. You don’t need to be able to fully grasp the bottle. The NeuroBall works for whatever level of movement that you currently have. A sensor within the ball detects even the slightest movement and helps you to improve from there.
Support to Make the Most of the NeuroBall
The NeuroBall does not need to be prescribed and can be used independently at home. That said, people who train with intermittent support from an experienced therapist appear to obtain most rapid and significant benefits.
After an assessment with a therapist, we’ll help you to set up the NeuroBall with the tablet and the Neurofenix app. Then one of PhysioFunction’s physiotherapists will go through your rehabilitation goals with you. They’ll design a therapy programme that works for you.
They will also take you through some of the activities provided so you can get the most out of the NeuroBall. This is a good opportunity for you to ask them any questions you might have, too. As well as this first assessment, the NeuroBall package also includes remote tele-therapy sessions. Our therapists will assess your movement and positions. And as you progress and regain movement, they might make the activities more challenging to aid your recovery.
Call us on 0800 043 0327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how the NeuroBall could help you or your loved one.
“One day I realised that I could touch the top of my head! As soon as I started using the NeuroBall I saw a difference.”Shona P. , 61 year old stroke survivor speaking four and a half years after a stroke.