possibility of recovery for patients with spinal cord lesions, brain
injury, brain stroke or other diseases affecting the Central Nervous
System (CNS) through the GIGER MD�
The GIGER MD�
is the new efficient method for treating patients with
lesions or diseases affecting the Central Nervous System (CNS). This
method is rehabilitating the CNS, unlike many other methods which
affect only the periphery. Moreover the mobility of people with
brain injury can be improved at the same time through the medical
device GIGER MD�
with great success.
Groups of patients suitable for this therapy are:
Quadriplegia; spinal cord lesion
Brain injury /
affecting the CNS
Basis of the GIGER MD�
The GIGER MD�
therapy is used to treat patients with CNS lesions.
Due to the 4 new
developments in human neurophysiology mentioned below, it is
possible to reorganize the lesioned or functionally impaired human
central nervous system (CNS). The 4 new repair-related concepts are:
CNS is viewed as a neuronal network which organizes itself. The
organization can be changed by re-learning.
self-organization is based on a relative (specifically changing)
phase- and frequency coordination of rhythmically firing sub
neuronal networks and single neurons.
and functional cell proliferation is induced and controlled by
learning. Methods for re-learning basic CNS functions use especially
rhythmic, dynamic, coordinated movements (GIGER MD�
seems from the success in re-learning movements, vegetative and
higher mental functions in patients with CNS lesion that the human
CNS has a second integrative strategy to learn, re-learn, store and
recall network states.
Theory of the GIGER MD�
therapy of the lesioned human CNS and relearning
The lesioned human CNS
can be repaired by re-learning of partially lost phase and frequency
coordination through coordinated rhythmic movements. The severely
lesioned CNS can only efficiently be repaired if integrative,
coordinated functions are re-learned. The re-learning of relative
phase and frequency coordination of the lesioned CNS can be achieved
Using the special
coordination dynamic therapy device GIGER MD�
which offer exact phase and frequency coordination up to a few
milliseconds for re-learning.
The training of
automatisms, postures and old learned movements which are only
little impaired in their functioning by the lesion.
Rather than asking
what is the best method to re-organize the lesioned CNS we should
ask what method is most efficient in re-organizing the lesioned CNS
by re-learning. The increase of the rate of re-learning is
determined by 4 factors:
The exactness of
the coordination of the performed movements during the therapy,
to functionally reconnect disconnected network parts to recouple
arms or legs that cannot be moved.
The increase of
the intergrativity of the coordination dynamic therapy, which
increases the number and complexity of simultaneously exercised
phase and frequency coordinations and makes it possible to
re-learn integrative functions such as the higher mental
The enhancement of
the movement induced re-afferent input to strengthen the
physiologic self-organization of the lesioned CNS and its
communication with the environment.
The increase of
the intensity of the therapy to force the �adaptive machine� CNS
Because of measured
phase and frequency coordination in the process of neuronal network
organization in man, the theory of coordination dynamics is used for
re-learning motor, vegetative, and higher mental functions. The
re-learning (repair) is seen as a change of the existing inner
coordination dynamics tendencies after the lesion (with no or only
pathologic functioning of arms, legs and trunk) to achieve CNS
coordination dynamics which will generate again physiologic
movements, vegetative and higher mental functions.
The change of the
coordination dynamics is achieved by the GIGER MD�
therapy, especially by the GIGER MD�
The improvement of the
coordinated movement of an arm, finger or leg can be measured. The
improvement of the average coordination dynamics when exercising on
the special coordination dynamic therapy device can be used to
quantify the improvement of the inner coordination tendencies on the
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