provides a viable treatment protocol for spastic hemiplegia
makes custom braces for the physically disabled. FirstFlex, a treatment protocol offered by Ultraflex, combines a
custom molded brace with neuromuscular electrical stimulation
treatment program is an effective conservative treatment option for children with upper extremity cerebral palsy induced
spastic hemiplegia (hemiparesis).
Can We Help You, Doctor?
believe FirstFlex should be considered as a
first line treatment option for upper extremity Cerebral
Palsy induced spastic hemiplegia if the patient meets the inclusion
criteria outlined below.
respectfully request that you consider this treatment protocol
for your patients. We are happy to assist you in whatever way
you deem appropriate.
you peer reviewed research studies on the treatment
two video presentations that overview the program and
feature actual patients and parents,
an onsite inservice at your facility, or
with you personally regarding specific patients that may
be appropriate for this treatment option.
arrange for any of the above, kindly Contact
To Expect From FirstFlex
- Improvement in reach, grasp and pinch.
improvement in daily activities such as hair combing,
dressing and play activities. Long term carryover is unknown.
retrospective study comprised a period of 7 years. The prospective
study was conducted over a two+ year period.
both studies, patients with spastic hemiplegia (hemiparesis) showed marked improvement when using combined custom
bracing and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
Us for the complete peer reviewed studies and patient
videos or read the research abstracts online.
candidates for the FirstFlex treatment option
for children with spastic hemiplegia (hemiparesis) have:
to moderate spasticity in their scapula, shoulder and elbow
to severe spasticity in their wrist and fingers
treatment protocol is not recommended if the patient has:
capsular elbow or wrist contractures
evaluation parameters to be determined:
cognition should be sufficient to understand and follow
you are considering the FirstFlex treatment
protocol for your patient, please call us at 1-800-220-6670.
Our clinical support staff is standing by ready to assist you.