Intento Movement Therapy is an innovative treatment for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke.
Intento Movement Therapy is enabled by Intento PRO, a medical device allowing therapists to treat severe arm impairment more effectively.
During Intento Movement Therapy your muscles are stimulated with electrical currents to produce movements. You control the stimulation to assist the completion of movements. The treatment can help to reduce your impairment after a number of sessions.
As a result of your therapy you may experience the following benefits:
1. A reduction in spasticity, stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms.
2. Reduction of overall arm and hand impairment.
3. Improvement of motor function and improved sensation.
Intento Movement Therapy is based on a therapeutic approach called Self-Modulated Functional Electrical Stimulation ( SM-FES). The therapy has been tested in a clinical trial on chromic, severely impaired stroke patients and was found to be more effective than standard care at reducing upper limb impairment.
Clinical trial of 11 patients with chronic stroke (average 46.3 months since stroke) causing severe upper limb paralysis showed clinically important impairment reduction after 10 intensive sessions.