What it is and what it is used for

Neuromuscular electro-stimulation (NMES) developed to treat dysphagia, drooling and central or peripheral paralysis of the facial nerve (VII cranial nerve). Small doses of carefully calibrated current are delivered to the anterior portions of the neck in association with traditional therapy.
Pathologies treated
• Multiple sclerosis
• Infant cerebral palsy
• Genetic diseases
• Parkinson’s disease
• Stroke
• Severe Acquired Brain Injuries
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
• Central or peripheral paralysis of the facial nerve (VII cranial nerve)
• Down syndrome
• Prader-Willi syndrome
• Huntington’s Korea
• Dysphagia due to Myasthenia gravis
• Scleroderma
• Steven-Jhonson syndrome
• Progressive supranuclear palsy
• Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
• Polymyositis
• Included body myositis

Vitalstim in action

Reference facility

San Giovanni Rotondo

Access to benefits

  • In agreement during hospitalization at “Gli Angeli di Padre Pio”
  • Privately after physiatric evaluation
  • Vitalstim at home: training / information and training for the use of the caregiver; loan for use of the device for the prescribed period; monitoring by the rehabilitation operator.

    Tel. 0882.456264 Fax 0882.453817


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