Wearable Motor Neurone Disease Support in Australia

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The Exopulse Mollii Suit affords an array of potential benefits that may assist individuals with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Motor Neurone Disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects motor neurons, resulting in muscle weakness and loss of motor control. While the effectiveness of the Exopulse Mollii Suit for MND requires further research, its electrically powered neuromodulation capabilities offer potential benefits that could aid in managing certain aspects of the condition:

At Mollii Australia, we are proud to support clients living with MND throughout Australia and New Zealand, including but not limited to Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, the Mid North Coast, the Central Coast, the Gold Coast and Tasmania. You can find out more about our payment and rental options here.

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Potential Muscle Benefits for MND

If you are living with MND, our personalised Exopulse Mollii Suit may be able to assist you in the following ways:

Relaxation of Muscle Spasms & Decreased Muscle Tension

MND can lead to muscle spasms and increased muscle tension. The Exopulse Mollii Suit’s electrical stimulation has the potential to promote muscle relaxation, potentially reducing spasms and relieving muscle tension. This may contribute to improved comfort and ease of movement.

Prevention or Retardation of Disuse Atrophy & Muscle Weakness

Due to the progressive nature of MND, disuse atrophy and muscle weakness can occur. The Exopulse Mollii Suit’s electrical stimulation has the potential to help prevent or slow down disuse atrophy, potentially helping you maintain muscle strength and foster muscle re-education for improved functionality.

Increasing Local Blood Circulation

MND can affect blood circulation, potentially impacting tissue health. The Exopulse Mollii Suit’s electrical stimulation has the potential to increase local blood circulation. This possible benefit may support tissue healing, reduce the risk of complications and potentially contribute to improved overall wellbeing.

Muscle Re-Education & Maintenance or Improvement of Range of Motion

Motor Neurone Disease can lead to progressive loss of motor control and limited range of motion. The Exopulse Mollii Suit’s electrical stimulation has the potential to aid in muscle re-education, possibly improving motor control and facilitating the maintenance or even improvement of motion range. This may help individuals with MND maintain functional abilities and enhance their mobility.

Pain Modulation

Some individuals with MND may experience muscle pain or discomfort. The Exopulse Mollii Suit’s neuromodulation capabilities have the potential to aid in pain modulation. This can help provide relief from these symptoms and contribute to a more comfortable and pain-free experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Electrical stimulation to muscles can help relieve symptoms of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in several ways. Firstly, it can help maintain muscle strength and prevent muscle wasting, which is common in MND. Electrical stimulation can stimulate muscle contractions, helping to slow down muscle deterioration. Secondly, it may improve blood circulation and reduce muscle stiffness, promoting mobility and reducing discomfort. Additionally, electrical stimulation can provide pain relief by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. However, it’s important to note that the use of electrical stimulation should be discussed and supervised by healthcare professionals, as individual needs and responses can vary extensively.

While electrical stimulation primarily targets the physical symptoms of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), it may indirectly contribute to improved mental health in several ways. Firstly, by helping individuals maintain muscle function and independence, it may enhance their sense of control and self-esteem, reducing feelings of helplessness and depression. Secondly, the pain relief that can potentially be provided by electrical stimulation can help individuals to focus more on their emotional wellbeing. Lastly, engaging in regular physical activity, even through electrical stimulation, releases endorphins and promotes a sense of wellbeing. However, it’s important to remember that mental health concerns in MND should be addressed comprehensively, including appropriate psychological support and therapy.

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Other Potential MND Benefits

In addition to potentially addressing direct muscle concerns, the Exopulse Mollii Suit may assist with the following:

  1. Cognitive Support: While the primary focus of the Exopulse Mollii Suit is on physical rehabilitation, there is potential for it to indirectly support cognitive wellbeing for individuals with MND. By potentially improving motor function, reducing pain and enhancing overall wellbeing, the technology may indirectly contribute to cognitive aspects and overall quality of life.
  2. Balance & Gait Control: Balance and gait difficulties are commonly experienced by people living with MND. The Exopulse Mollii Suit’s electrical stimulation has the potential to positively impact gross motor function, which may improve balance and gait control. This potential benefit may lead to enhanced stability, reduced falls and improved walking ability.

It’s important to note that further research and individual assessments are necessary to determine the specific benefits and the suitability of the Exopulse Mollii Suit for individuals living with Motor Neurone Disease. The condition presents unique challenges and treatment plans should be personalised and overseen by healthcare professionals experienced in managing MND. Consulting with healthcare professionals or specialists in Motor Neurone Disease is essential to determine the potential benefits and integrate the Exopulse Mollii Suit into a comprehensive management approach.