World Multiple Sclerosis Day 2024

World Multiple Sclerosis Day 2024

#WORLDSMDAY: interview with OUR experts

šŸŒ In honor of the World Multiple Sclerosis Day 2024, we interviewed some of our expert partners about the crucial role of rehabilitation for people with this condition.

We delved into the importance of following personalised programs consistently, both in centers and at home, and, finally, the significant support provided by technology, particularly medical devices for telerehabilitation like ARC intellicare.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HOME AND GROUP REHABILITATION: EXPERT OPINIONS

According to our experts, it is very important to complement rehabilitation performed in specialized centers with exercises done at home. Dr. Loredana Maggi, Physiatrist Consultant at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, adds that patients should be taught to “carry out their rehabilitation treatment independently because supervised exercise alone is not always sufficient.”

Furthermore, while individual rehabilitation sessions help to structure the treatment based on the specific needs of the patient, group sessions contribute to stimulating physical activity through social and recreational involvement. This helps to “better address not only the physical aspects but also the psychological, psychosocial, and cognitive ones,” as stated by Dr. Saverio Ottino, a physiotherapist expert in cognitive-motor rehabilitation.

TECHNOLOGY AND TELEREHABILITATION: THE ROLE OF ARC INTELLICARE IN SUPPORTING PATIENTS AT HOME

To support patients in their home rehabilitation treatment and to increase their autonomy and safety in performing the exercises, the technology and the medical devices for telerehabilitation play a fundamental role.

According to our users, ARC intellicare has proven to be an effective tool that helps patients receive constant support during home exercises and allows professionals to better monitor treatment progress.

As Dr. Ottino states, ARC presents a dual advantage because “the therapist can remotely monitor the patient’s activities and decide which exercises to perform, while the patient can do them comfortably at home.”

Dr. Bianco, Neurologist at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, shares the positive experience with ARC. “At the Gemelli Foundation, we had the opportunity to test ARC in a feasibility study where we compared the effectiveness and safety of the device in three groups of patients: those with Multiple Sclerosis, those with stroke, and those with Parkinson’s. The device proved to be easy to apply and use; patients could use it at home at times that were most convenient for their daily lives, and there were no issues regarding falls or safety.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT OUR EXPERTS SAY ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DAY 2024

šŸ‘‰ Watch the full video interview with Dr. Assunta Bianco, neurologist, and Dr. Loredana Maggi, consultant physiatrist, at Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS.

šŸ‘‰ Watch the full video interview with Dott. Saverio Ottino, physiotherapist expert in cognitive motor rehabilitation.

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