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Assessment of Euleria’s Back in Action with Top 200 ATP Tennis Player Nick Lindahl

We recently caught up with Nick Lindahl and put him through a battery of seven tests assessing balance, strength, agility, and speed on the Euleria Back in Action module.

The Back in Action was created with the aim of evaluating return-to-sport in a simple, fast, and objective way after the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It is designed to help coaches like Nick get their players back onto the court quickly and safely after injury, by integrating wearable units and interactive software to reliably and accurately assess their progress and provide a suitable rehabilitation pathway.

Nick is a former top 200 ranked ATP tennis player who has spent many years on the professional men’s circuit competing against some of the best players in the world. His career highlights such as making the Australian Open Junior boys singles final, winning the Australian Open wildcard playoff in 2010 against Bernard Tomic, and has collected many wins against the top 50 players in the world.

Nick now focuses his efforts on developing up-and-coming players from the junior level to those playing on the ATP tour. He is passionate about helping players develop their game and navigating the challenges of the sport at the elite level.

If you are interested in learning more about Euleria’s product range or want to get a demo for your clinic, get in touch with us today!

Gait-Retraining with Nordic NeuroSTIM INCEDO at Concentric Rehab Midlands

We were invited back to Concentric Rehabilitation at Midlands, WA in December for a trial of the INCEDO walking rehabilitation device by Nordic NeuroSTIM.

INCEDO is a portable reflex-based electrical therapy device that stimulates the patient’s own physiological withdrawal reflex through electrical stimulation. It sustainably improves walking speed and augments conventional gait training methods for hemiparetic patients.

An electrical stimulus to the sole of the foot is synchronised with each step which evokes a reflex as the patient relieves the foot, thus assisting in lifting and performing the step. The step-synchronised electrical stimulation of the reflex arc during gait training promotes faster re-learning of natural walking and helps users achieve a higher walking speed. Unlike drop-foot stimulators, the INCEDO promotes neuroplasticity through stimulation of both the afferent and efferent pathways to promote independence and faster automation of walking.

In this video, we compare the differences of stimulation ON and stimulation OFF in the user who is eight to nine months into gait-retraining. Enhanced synergistic flexion of the ankle, knee and hip is observed when the INCEDO device is switched on. In addition, the user expressed his confidence in the device, which subsequently allowed him to ambulate outdoors while dual-tasking (counting backward from 100 in decrements of 3) without falling.

Thank you to Godfrey Asimwe and team at Concentric Midlands for being excellent hosts as always! Your expertise and knowledge in the field are crucial to the neuro-physiotherapy space and your important work help take your patients forward in their rehabilitation journey.

Learn more about how INCEDO can help your patients better with walk-training here.