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“It was an amazing recovery” Joseph P., Age 73:    

Clinical Results

Suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Joseph had become weak, and his condition was getting worse. He needed six to eight liters of supplemental oxygen, and any activity left him very short of breath. He couldn’t stand, and he couldn’t get into or out of bed on his own. He also needed complete help with grooming, getting dressed, and eating. Because of his poor health, he was scheduled to start using hospice services.

The centerpiece of the therapy plan for Joseph was Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) three to five times a week for eight weeks. In addition, the plan included energy conservation techniques, therapeutic exercises, caregiver education, and gait and balance training.

By the end of therapy, Joseph was a new man. He needed only five liters of supplemental oxygen, with only minimal shortness of breath during most activities. He could get into and out of bed on his own. He could stand with supervision and walk more than 100 feet using a rolling walker, with standby assistance if needed. In addition, he could groom, dress, and eat without help. As his therapy team said, “His spirits were so high by the end of the therapy that he was joking with the staff. It was an amazing recovery!” The therapy manager credited the PENS treatment for helping Joseph address his many challenges.

Perhaps most important, Joseph no longer needed hospice services. In fact, he was able to return home to his wife!


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