Degenerative diseases occur when the body’s regenerative mechanisms do not work properly and damage both the structure and function of organs, tissues, and cells. They usually affect the central and peripheral nervous system, that is, the brain, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular plate, and muscles. People who experience a condition of this type gradually lose vital functions, such as movement, cognitive abilities or toilet training among others, in different periods of time.
The most common neurodegenerative diseases are Ataxias (difficulty coordinating movements), Multiple Sclerosis (slowing down or blocking of electrical stimuli between the brain and the body due to demyelination of the myelin sheath of the nerve), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the cerebral cortex, brainstem, and spinal cord), and Parkinson’s (a movement disorder that occurs when neurons do not produce enough dopamine in the brain).
Conventional physiotherapy therapy, such as robotic therapy through the various exoskeletons that we have at Movex to perform the therapy, can generate benefits in the affected person such as the following:
Improve physical capacity, strength, flexibility, increase dexterity in transfers, reduce falls achieving balance and coordination, decrease the development of cardiopulmonary and muscular fatigue, reduce possible pain, prevent complications, increase quality of life, functional capacity , personal autonomy, security and state of mind for as long as possible, among others.