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RE: Children with Spastic Hemiplegia (Hemiparesis)

Ultraflex provides a viable treatment protocol for spastic hemiplegia (hemiparesis).

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Ultraflex makes custom braces for the physically disabled. FirstFlex™, a treatment protocol offered by Ultraflex, combines a custom molded brace with neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES).

The treatment program is an effective conservative treatment option for children with upper extremity cerebral palsy induced spastic hemiplegia (hemiparesis).

How Can We Help You, Doctor?

We believe FirstFlex™ should be considered as a first line treatment option for upper extremity Cerebral Palsy induced spastic hemiplegia if the patient meets the inclusion criteria outlined below.

We respectfully request that you consider this treatment protocol for your patients. We are happy to assist you in whatever way you deem appropriate.

We can:

  • Send you peer reviewed research studies on the treatment program,
  • Send two video presentations that overview the program and feature actual patients and parents,
  • Offer an onsite inservice at your facility, or
  • Speak with you personally regarding specific patients that may be appropriate for this treatment option.

To arrange for any of the above, kindly Contact Us.

What To Expect From FirstFlex

  • Improvement in reach, grasp and pinch.
  • Carryover improvement in daily activities such as hair combing, dressing and play activities. Long term carryover is unknown.
  • Improved strength

About The Research

The retrospective study comprised a period of 7 years. The prospective study was conducted over a two+ year period.

In both studies, patients with spastic hemiplegia (hemiparesis) showed marked improvement when using combined custom bracing and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.

Contact Us for the complete peer reviewed studies and patient videos or read the research abstracts online.

Inclusion Criteria

Good candidates for the FirstFlex treatment option for children with spastic hemiplegia (hemiparesis) have:

  • Mild to moderate spasticity in their scapula, shoulder and elbow
  • Moderate to severe spasticity in their wrist and fingers

This treatment protocol is not recommended if the patient has:

  • Fixed capsular elbow or wrist contractures
  • Extremely poor sensation
  • Prior wrist fusions
  • Prior tendon transfers
  • Prior selective neurectomies

Other evaluation parameters to be determined:

  • Patient cognition should be sufficient to understand and follow directions
  • Patient motivation
  • Parental support

If you are considering the FirstFlex treatment protocol for your patient, please call us at 1-800-220-6670. Our clinical support staff is standing by ready to assist you.

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