Rehabilitation System (INRS)
of our founding officers attended a
presentation of the Intensive Neurophysiological
Rehabilitation System (INRS). http://www.reha.lviv.ua/emain.html
This is a medical group in the Ukraine where they
have a large facility devoted to solving CP today.
He points out the rich and
powerful "Western world" or "first
world" considers brain injury as untreatable.
Yet the Ukraine, a poor country suffering from its
place in history and geography, has a large
facility devoted to solving CP today. They use
computers and virtual reality tools to enhance
manual therapies. The facility is backed by the
state and is run by trained medical personnel.
What’s wrong with this picture?
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1) The therapeutic
techniques have been developed by trained medical
practitioners. They were both serious and
conservative in their statements. This was no
gathering of "new age" theorists.
2) They have apparently seen
over 10,000 patients in over a dozen year . Their
client base is roughly split between the Ukraine
and Germany. Bavaria has even given them an award.
I think only a handful of US has gone over.
3) There have been no
negative side effects noted.
4) They make one claim. In
the overwhelming number of patients they see a
reduction in Spasticity. They apparently are aware
of several invasive measurement techniques but
currently use the Ashford method in measuring
5) If Spasticity reduction
is combined with intense manual therapy new
function has a chance of emerging and seizures are
6) They do not promise
1) They are from the
Ukraine, distance, language, etc.
2) They have not collected
data on seizure reduction, that is a mistake.
3) They do not promise
4) It is not cheap and
requires going to the Ukraine for 2 weeks several
times a year. I think it's about $5000 per couple
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