Therapeutic benefits of the GIGER MD® Therapy
Scientific evidence and its
applicatory effects show that neurological, physical,
and mental conditions may be improved crucially through intensive GIGER MD®
Therapy, and, by this means, health, and
longevity may be improved. Life-long physical exercise may be of
particular importance for persons with SCI who, by nature of their
disability, are profoundly sedentary and develop prematurely different
medical conditions that are often associated with lack of movement.
MD® Therapy improves or prevents the following:
The mode of operation
of the GIGER MD® Therapy Instruments
All the devices, invented
and subsequently manufactured by the COMBO Ltd. company in Switzerland,
are called “GIGER MD® Therapy Instruments."
The principle of a GIGER MD®
Therapy Instrument can be explained simply as a device whereby the arms
and legs are executing cycling movements (with feet and hand pedals) in
coordination – the pedals are linked together slightly out of phase.
Motion is induced with only the patient’s own motion, as it is not
With the GIGER MD®
medical device, one executes the most diverse and easiest of movements
involving the whole body at once. The motion induced by the machine
creates a set of wave like continuous sensing movements achieving maximal
efficiency of the system. Yet, it is remarkably easy to operate, with no
strain whatsoever. Through the linked pedal motion of the arms and legs
(lying down to suppress gravity in a number of cases – as in quadriplegia
e.g.), the device displaces all the sections of the spinal cord
The therapy on the GIGER MD®
medical device creates movement in each segment and creates interference
waves which go down and back along the spinal cord stimulating
neurotransmission along the whole spinal cord. There is a continuous three
dimensional movement when using the GIGER MD® medical device.
The GIGER MD®
Therapy represents a total kinesthetic approach to exercising, over and
beyond ordinary bicycling devices which besides not mobilizing the arms
are not stimulating the total CNS towards mastering the successful motion
of each arm and leg in a continuum. The whole body is placed in a
situation of sensing and moving each part of the body in succession. This
increases capacities for re-awakening loss functions.
The corresponding GIGER MD®
software can be used to record the patient’s progress in motion, and the
EMG macroscopic recording and other advanced diagnostic tools can be used
to measure improvements without any additional effort. The use of this
therapy instrument in “ordinary” rehabilitation provides relief for a wide
variety of ailments starting with pain.
One of the key principles of
the GIGER MD® Therapy is that coordinated stimulation in phase
and anti-phase of the entire CNS induces improvement in various parts of
the anatomy, including higher cognitive functions. Some of the most
remarkable results are with children and with cases where rehabilitation
is started immediately after injury. These results can be seen in several
cases of children with brain injuries who were rehabilitated even though
they were in a coma.
Contact: For further
information, contact the Combo Ltd., Medical Technology, 4503 Solothurn,
Switzerland. Phone: 011/ 41 32 621 97 41, fax: 011/ 41 32 621 97 45,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.gigermd.com