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New Tailwind Device Improves Arm Function in Stroke Survivors with Paralysis
Date:12/16/2009

EncorePath, Inc., a company engaged in the development of products that help survivors of stroke and other forms of traumatic brain injury to improve mobility, announces the publication of an interview with the inventors of their brand new device for stroke rehabilitation, the Tailwind. (Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine, vol. 20, issue 20, page 26, 2009; authored by Lauren Fitzky).

(PRWEB) December 16, 2009 -- In the publication, entitled "A Stroke of Genius," Tailwind inventors Sandy McCombe Waller, PhD and Jill Whitall, PhD conclude that the Tailwind stroke rehabilitation device “improves the range of motion in partially paralyzed individuals”, using “auditory cueing to improve the ability to control joint interactions, speed and movement”.

The inventors further say that the Tailwind device “is portable, lightweight, easily adjusted with one hand for patients starting out and permits training of the arm in several different positions.” Based on their clinical studies, the inventors conclude that Tailwind “can promote meaningful change in patients, particularly in bilateral arm functions”.

“The patient feedback that we’re getting from stroke survivors who are using Tailwind is amazing and heart-warming” says Kris Appel, President of Encore Path. “It is difficult to put into words how good it feels to manufacture a product that is making such a difference in the lives of stroke survivors, even those who have suffered disability for years and thought they would never get better.“

The Tailwind is an exercise device that can be used in a rehabilitation center with a therapist, or independently at home. Improvement in arm function and range of motion can be seen in some users in just weeks, even with survivors who had a stroke many years earlier. Several scientific studies have been published on the device, which is also known as the BATRAC, or bilateral arm trainer with rhythmic auditory cueing. These articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Stroke.

About Encore Path
The company’s revolutionary Tailwind device is an easy-to-use exercise device, and is helping stroke survivors worldwide to improve arm function and range of motion. To learn more about the science behind the Tailwind device, visit our website. Media Contact: Kris Appel, Encore Path, Inc. 410-522-8709.

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