TRUSSVILLE, Ala., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorika, a leader in the development of robotic devices for the rehabilitation of the upper and lower body extremities, has appointed Patterson Medical, the rehabilitation supply and equipment unit of Patterson Companies, Inc., as the exclusive distributor for its ReoGo product in the United States and Canada.
Patterson Medical is the world's leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies and equipment bringing occupational and physical therapists in hospitals, long-term care facilities and clinics the most comprehensive range of products, brand names and services available.
The ReoGo is an innovative robotic device designed to aid in the rehabilitation of upper extremities of patients suffering from stroke or other brain-related injuries. The ReoGo guides patients through a series of consistent movements that simulate everyday activities and allows patients to perform up to 400% more repetitions than conventional therapy. Clinical studies have shown that the number and consistency of repetitions contribute significantly to the rehabilitation of the patient.
"The strength and expertise of Patterson Medical dramatically improves Motorika's presence in North America. This exciting partnership should dramatically increase the penetration and use of the ReoGo in rehabilitation therapy, and will enable us to expand our reach to many more of the hundreds of thousands of stroke patients in North America in need of functional improvement of their upper limbs," said Yuri Shoshan, CEO of Motorika. "The ReoGo is a great addition to our already strong portfolio of rehabilitation products, and continues to support our strategy as a value added therapy provider," commented Len Tenzer VP of Sales, Patterson Medical.