The Flexionater can generate loads from zero to several hundred foot-pounds of torque to accommodate the specific mechanical characteristics of...
WHAT WE DO
- Are used in physical rehabilitation, generally in patients’ homes
- Are available for the shoulder, knee, ankle, and great toe joints.
- Are designed for use in “outlier cases”–notably the 5- 10% with severe arthrofibrosis, adhesive capsilitis.
- Are brought in after other treatments have failed, often in an attempt to avoid corrective surgery such as manipulation under anesthesia or lysis of adhesions.
- Must be deployed promptly while the abnormal scar tissue inside the joint is still flexible enough to be stretched. Commonly deployed within 60 days or at most 150 days after the inciting event.
- Create a high intensity stretch – as much force to a joint as a physical therapist can deliver with therapeutic effectiveness – but:
- for a sustained interval
- under more controlled conditions
- without traumatizing the patient
- without patient guarding
- Are prescribed by physicians and often recommended by physical therapists.
HOW WE WORK
The process goes like this:
- A physician writes the order and contacts ERMI.
- ERMI coordinates the pre-authorization process.
- ERMI delivers the device to the patient’s home (or the therapist’s clinic), sets it up, and instructs the patient how to use it.
- The patient then uses the device in hourly sessions on a daily basis until range of motion has been restored. (Excellent patient adherence is typical.)
- ERMI coordinates progress reporting to the payer.
- ERMI handles all billing and payment.
- ERMI guarantees efficacy: --if our device fails to produce measurable improvement when used as directed, we do not charge for it.