Myomo Therapy

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) offers a specialized neurological program, which includes Myomo™ therapy.

HHCRN Myomo Therapy BannerThis service is offered to stroke survivors with upper extremity loss of function to promote neuroplasticity.

Program Description

  • Individualized treatment program featuring bilateral tasks, enriched environment and targeted reaching.
  • Task oriented/functional exercises performed while wearing the device.
  • Integrates into patient’s existing therapy framework.
  • Treatment program is generally 2-3 visits per week for 6-8 weeks.

The Myomo™ (“My Own Motion”) E100 was developed by a team from the MA Institute of Technology. The non-invasive neurorobotic device:

  • Engages the patient in self-directed therapy.
  • Uses assistance that is controlled by the patient’s EMG signal.
  • Produces accurate precise movement.
  • It's portable and lightweight.
  • Supports goal-oriented therapy integrates into existing therapy frameworks.

Who to Refer

Patients experiencing limited mobility and/or severe weakness in the upper extremity may be candidates for Myomo™ therapy. Patients must have “trace” muscle contractions to enable patient-initiated and controlled movements of hemiparetic limbs. Improved mobility has been shown in patients 4 weeks to 21 years post-stroke.

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