Mercy Invests in Tyromotion Myro®; The First Health Care Facility on Long Island to Offer This Technology
Mercy Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services, has added Tyromotion Myro® to its array of therapy modalities. Myro is an interactive system used to assist, enhance and intensify therapy in a motivational and creative way. It presents real objects, forces control and offers touch applications. Myro can be used in a multitude of ways:
- The sensor-based surface enables a task oriented rehabilitation with real objects, trains the patient’s abilities and improves motor abilities of the upper extremity.
- The force detection can be used with pressure and pull to assess, control therapy applications and enhance uni- or bilateral force control training.
- The large screen can optimally be used for spatially-explorative and cognitive training, visual motor integration skills, skills-training and specific exercises to improve the range of motion.
Myro is beneficial for patients needing treatment in neurology, orthopedics and geriatrics. It’s particularly helpful for patients with deficits in motor function, concentration, selective attention, visual-spatial perception and spatial-perceptive ability. Myro provides working space for more than one person, helping promote group treatment.
Mercy is the first health care facility on Long Island to offer Myro, thanks to the generous support of the Mercy Council of Leagues. Members of the Glen Cove, Hicksville and Syosset Leagues helped fund the cost of the technology. The Council of Leagues is an auxiliary organization that fundraises for the hospital.
“We are thankful to the Leagues for recognizing the need to fund cutting-edge technology that allows us to offer our patients the latest in rehabilitative treatment,” said, Mercy’s Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Perry Stein, MD. “The arrival of the Myro supports our efforts in expanding our therapy services, while meeting the needs of offering a modern health care environment.”
Mercy’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation unit is a highly specialized 37-bed facility dedicated to the comprehensive rehabilitative care of inpatients who have suffered catastrophic illnesses and injuries such as stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, major orthopedic surgery, severe disabling arthritis and acquired brain injury. Mercy is the only hospital in Nassau County to offer the Bioness Wireless Rehabilitation System: Ness H200 Wireless Hand System and the Ness L300 Foot Drop System. This technology uses functional electrical stimulation to stimulate the nerves to activate weak muscles in the forearm, hand and lower leg. Both systems may help a patient regain function if his/her condition is due to a stroke, a traumatic brain injury, an incomplete spinal cord injury or other neurological disorder.
Mercy provides speech language, physical and occupational therapy. It also offers an outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation program.
Photo Credit for photo of Myro: Tyromotion
Photo Caption of Group (L to R): Grace Way, Leagues board member; Carol Hogan, Leagues board member; Kerry Brown, Mercy’s director of therapeutic services; Judy Galgano, Leagues co-president; Mary Kate Galluccio, Leagues treasurer; and Sherry Abt, Leagues co-president). League members are part of the Glen Cove, Hicksville and Syosset Mercy Medical Center Council of Leagues.