Magnetostimulation in post-stroke rehabilitation

Effective support in post-stroke recovery

Therapy with pulsed magnetic field— magnetostimulation - supports the basic treatment rehabilitating patients after stroke. It reduces the effects of restrictions caused by stroke and speeds up recovery. By positively influencing functional status and muscle tone, it is utilized in the treatment of spasticity.

The effect of Viofor therapy in neurological diseases, documented over 25 years, ensures a wide and effective application in post-stroke rehabilitation. Magnetostimulation helps to restore the efficiency of paralysed limbs, accelerates the recovery of psycho-motor functions and improves sensation. It reduces paraesthesia and improves sleep quality.

In clinical studies with Viofor, an improvement in motor function and a reduction in cognitive deficit were observed in people after a stroke. The rehabilitation of patients with the use of Viofor magnetostimulation and pharmacotherapy significantly improves motor performance, reduces spasticity and improves cognitive functions.

Hyriawec M.W., Pułyk A.R.: Poprawa funkcji motorycznych po udarze niedokrwiennym mózgu z zaburzeniami funkcji poznawczych. Wiadomości Lekarskie Tom LXVIII, 2015, Nr 3 cz. II; 435.
Magnetostimulation in post-stroke rehabilitation

Viofor pulsed magnetic field therapy in post-stroke rehabilitation

Viofor in neurological diseases

The anti-spastic action of variable magnetic fields has been demonstrated in clinical research. It has been shown that pulsed magnetic field therapy with Viofor has a positive impact on muscle function and tone. Significant reductions in muscle tension and spasticity, increased muscle strength, and improved gait have been observed.

*In a study involving 318 patients, including 53 individuals post-stroke, the effectiveness of Viofor magnetostimulation in the rehabilitation of stroke patients was evaluated. The study showed that regardless of the etiology of the stroke, the time elapsed since the onset of the disease, and the presence of comorbidities, a significant improvement was achieved in 52.8% of participants, while 37.8% showed improvement. The effects encompassed functionality and spasticity response.

The positive effects of Viofor magnetostimulation in the treatment of spasticity are, among others, a result of the bioelectric effect, which leads to the normalization of cell membrane potential. During magnetostimulation treatment, electromagnetic forces are generated, influencing the electrical charges within the cells. This not only leads to changes in cell membrane potential but also improves their permeability. This has a significant impact on the fundamental functions of both healthy and diseased cells and facilitates better transmission of information in the nervous system. Additionally, Viofor magnetostimulation has a relaxing and analgesic effect, which can support psychological and physical well-being and reduce somatic symptoms associated with stress.

 

The rehabilitation of stroke patients is positively influenced by the following factors:

Improvement of neural conduction — the improvement of neural conduction occurs through the stimulation of conductivity in axons, which is manifested by changes in the distribution of the membrane potential along the axon and an increase in the area of stimulated tissues under magnetic field exposure.

Regenerative effect — stimulation of cell nutrition and regulation of intercellular processes lead to tissue regeneration.

Analgesic effect — the increase in the secretion of endogenous opiates, such as beta-endorphins, is one of the mechanisms of analgesic activity. The analgesic effect persists after exposure to the magnetic field has ceased, and may persist for several months after the end of active treatment.

Relaxing effect — the pulsed magnetic field with magnetostimulation parameters favourably modifies the bioelectric activity of the brain, increases the level of attention span and promotes relaxation.

*Kapłun E., Kapłun D., Majcher P., Fatyga M.: Ocena przydatności magnetostymulacji z użyciem aparatu Viofor JPS w usprawnianiu chorych po udarze mózgu. Post. Rehab. 2004, 18, 61.

Medical publiactions

“The use of magnetic fields in patients with motor paresis and cognitive disorders after ischemic stroke helps to improve motor function and reduce cognitive deficit.”
Hyriawec M.W., Pułyk A.R.: Poprawa funkcji motorycznych po udarze niedokrwiennym mózgu z zaburzeniami funkcji poznawczych. Wiadomości Lekarskie Tom LXVIII, 2015, Nr 3 cz. II; 435.
“Viofor magnetostimulation is an element supporting the basic treatment that improves the condition of patients after a stroke.”
Kapłun E., Kapłun D., Majcher P., Fatyga M.: Ocena przydatności magnetostymulacji z użyciem aparatu Viofor JPS w usprawnianiu chorych po udarze mózgu. Post. Rehab. 2004, 18, 61.
“It was observed that after Viofor magnetostimulation, there is an increase in the objectively measurable state of body relaxation, expressed in the value of the autonomic system demobilization index.”
Pecyna M.B., Murawski P.: Stan relaksacji organizmu ludzkiego w badaniach magnetoencefalograficznych. Zdrowie Publ. 2000, 60, 273-278.
“The obtained results indicate, in both of the applied scales, a significant beneficial effect of magnetic fields in patients ..., during observation at 12 months after the onset of stroke.”
Woldańska-Okońska M., Czernicki J.: Zastosowanie pola magnetycznego w rehabilitacji chorych po udarze mózgu. Fizjoterapia. 1998, 6(3), 6-8.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Viofor System is a family of innovative medical devices. The products are applied in the treatment, rehabilitation, and biological regeneration. The utilized forms of energy include pulsed magnetic field and LED light.
Viofor therapies are primarily used in:
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Post-fractures, injuries, and trauma
  • Neurological conditions
  • Treatment of pain
  • Non-healing wounds and burns
  • Dental complications and issues
  • Biological regeneration and psychoprophylaxis
A list of conditions and diseases in which Viofor therapies are applied can be found in the Applications section. If you cannot find your specific condition or have doubts about how Viofor therapies can help you, please contact us. We will definitely assist you!
The set consists of a control unit and applicators. The Viofor control unit models differ in terms of therapy options. The applicators, which are connected to the control unit, emit magnetic fields and/or light, allowing for the chosen form of therapy (magnetostimulation,  magnetic-led therapy). The selection of the controller and applicators depends on the specific needs of the condition and individual client or the profile of the facility where the Viofor treatments will be performed.
The Viofor ser typically includes:
  • Control Unit
  • Selected applicators
  • Power Supply
  • User Manual
  • Adaptor- allows to correct application of the magnetic field simultaneously from two applicators
To carry out magnetostimulation treatment, you will need a Viofor control unit that generates the therapeutic pulsed magnetic field and a magnetostimulation applicator. The therapy primarily relies on exposing the entire body. The targeted area should be positioned within the effective range of the magnetic field, which can be achieved by placing it inside the coil of a ring applicator, on the surface of a mat, or between two flat applicators. Importantly, the magnetic field easily permeates through clothing, dressings, and even casts without hindrance.
Magnetic-LED therapy - magnetoledotherapy - utilizes specific applicators to deliver localized treatments to different body regions. Panel applicators are employed for larger areas, such as the back, while specialized applicators are used for more targeted treatments, such as those in dentistry. During the treatment, both light and magnetic fields are simultaneously applied from a single applicator. LED light treatments are performed on exposed areas of the body. LED applicators are designed for close or direct contact, as long as the skin is free from infection and properly cleansed. It is important to ensure that the applicator surface remains parallel to the treated area during the procedure.

The product has been added to your cart

Product Image