Gondola Medical Foot Device Helps Patients with Walking and Balance Disorders

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021



 

 

Gondola

The Gondola Medical Device provides a non-invasive mechanical stimulation based on pressure pulses. The pulses are applied in two specific areas of both feet, the head of the big toe and the first metatarsal joint. The treatment comprises four cycles of stimulation; one cycle includes a six-second stimulation of each of the four target areas (total: 24 sec). The overall treatment consists of four repetitions of the stimulation cycle (total: 2 minutes). This method of treatment is called “Automated Mechanical Peripheral Stimulation” (AMPS).

Features

The device’s use is approved for patients with walking and balance disorders due to a neurological disease such as Parkinson’s disease or stroke. Gondola AMPS is also recommended for the rehabilitation of walk or posture with children with cerebral palsy. After one evaluation visit in one of the Gondola Partner Centers, the patient can buy a personalized device to run the therapy by himself at home. The treatment lasts 2 minutes and is repeated twice a week.

 

Benefits:

  • Improvement in locomotion
  • Ease of walking
  • Faster walking speed
  • More robust balance
  • A decrease of freezing of gait
  • A decrease in rigidity
  • Reduction of risk of falling

 

Benefits are maintained over time with regularly repeated treatments. The efficacy of AMPS therapy is documented in 11 controlled clinical research studies.

 

Mechanism of action

The mechanism believed to be associated with Gondola AMPS therapy is the neuronal strengthening of the motor circuits to enhance walking’s automaticity. This hypothesis is supported by robust clinical outcomes and the discovery of increased connectivity between brain regions involved in walking control, and evidence of brain plasticity. These mechanisms lead to more automatic and physiological walking patterns.

Gondola AMPS therapy helps patients suffering from walking impairments due to neurological disorders. Gondola Medical Technologies strives to make the Gondola AMPS therapy standard of care in neuro-rehabilitation. GONDOLA improves walking and empowers patients to move better and live better.

 

For more information, please visit www.gondola-medical.com.

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