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Axiobionics Develops Electrical Stimulation Solution for Muscular Conditions

By Kelly Church

For the Ann Arbor, MI community, there may be a pain management and rehabilitation solution hiding in plain sight. Axiobionics is a medical device company with technology they developed to manage muscle atrophy and weakness and improve functionality, pain, and range of motion.

Philip Muccio, CPO: President and Founder of Axiobionics, says the technology is an alternative pain management system for people with conditions that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

"Our central mission at Axiobionics is helping people with physical disabilities live a higher quality of life," Muccio says. "We do this by implementing an innovative medical device called Wearable Therapy®, a non-invasive, non-pharmacological wearable electrical stimulation device that stimulates key nerves and muscles to overcome pain and the effects of muscle paralysis."

Wearable Therapy® uses electrical stimulation to disrupt the transmission of pain signals between parts in the body and the brain, allowing the body to suppress pain without medication. Muccio says the technology works inside the spinal cord where inhibitory neurons are activated by the flow of electrical currents. This method stimulates weakened muscles to help people manage and treat musculoskeletal issues and at the same time manage pain, whereas braces typically lead to more muscular weakness because of their restriction to movement.

"All too often, people with chronic pain or neurological conditions suffer from muscle weakness, muscle spasms and pain that destroys the body's ability to move and function properly," Muccio says. "In the wake of such disabilities, the body typically deteriorates as does the ability to work, sleep and live a normal life."

Wearable Therapy® can be used on any part of the body and can be customized to match the exact needs of individual patients, Muccio says, whether the area of treatment is a specific spot or more widespread. We are accustom to working with the medically complex patient, whether adults or children. The system can be worn up to 24 hours a day.

Muccio says it's personal preference what time of day patients wear the device; some prefer wearing it during the more active part of the day, whereas others choose to wear it in the evenings or overnight. Patients can wear it during work since it doesn't affect cognitive ability or alertness.

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