Not sure what you mean by ultrasound! This device sends minor electric shocks through the muscles of the feet. You set the power of them using a remote, my wife uses number 60, I use the top number 99. If you set it too high for for your body then the shocks make you jump!
It exercises all the muscles in the feet without leaving the house. Its value is that I’m using it now while writing this reply. If I fail to use it my muscles feel extra tight when I’m walking.
You can plug in gloves to do the same for your wrists and there are also plug in sticky patches that allow you to apply the treatment to a knee or elbow.
Thanks for your message. People are sharing their stories as a stroke survivors and I am sharing my stories as a professional. I have read lots of post here, some people are new to the condition and they have lots of questions, while others had a stroke a long time ago and they had varied experiences that they can reflect on. Due to my training and experiences I alwyas view the strength and weakness in anything - as a highly experienced clinician I have a duty to care which dictates my responses, whenever I recommend anything I would also have to highlight contraindications and if there are chances of harm, I would have to advice people to seek guidance from a professional who is aware of their medical history and so on. It may not go down well with everyone, but that is the my professional responsibility. I can assure you that I am giving you best advice possible which is same as NHS philosophy. I am not asking for money for my input - but I do have a professional responsibility. I can easily make suggestions of what to do, but admin has warned me against doing this, hence, I can only provide unbiased opinion.
I understand it won’t satisfy everyone, but my choices are limited.
Would you please inform us of in which part of the world you are based. It would also be interesting to learn what your professional qualifications consist of and where they were obtained.
I appreciate that you might not wish to divulge this on a public forum, but I think it might be worth mentioning that claiming to have professional qualifications is no guarantee of the veracity of any advice. This is the internet after all, even if a rather specialised corner.
Nevertheless you have given us an interesting read and I thank you for that.
Hence the vagueness of many of your replies and I do appreciate some of the reasoning behind them as “anything you say can be taken down and used in evidence against you” in a lawsuit. I appreciate how tightly constrained you need to be, it’s such a shame for us that such a useful resource can’t be tapped into as result. Isn’t that always the way
You give nothing away…for free…at least nothing we don’t already know.
I’m sorry if I seem suspicious of you Kusal, but you have to appreciate that this is a public forum after all, where anyone can join.
No offence, but I give a like to Emerald’s post, not vs Kusal personally but against all those who tick boxes, use CYA (cover your behind) technique, and generally play safe. Once you’ve had a stroke there’s no holding back, and no pussyfooting around, just go all in.
Networking through patience who’s got a similar need and therefore have experience in the same role is always useful.
Recommendations from other professionals can sometimes also be useful - I’d be a little more cautious though.
A quick Google showed me several bobath practitioners in Bristol - a bit of googling might turn up some names? and google also gave me the https://bobath.org.uk/
Just an FYI - You probably already done the searches yourself