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What is Vivistim Therapy™?

Vivistim Therapy is the neuroplasticity booster stroke survivors need to break through chronic upper extremity limitations.

Works within the brain to help the body during stroke rehab
Improves the brain’s ability to relearn motor tasks
2-3x more hand & arm improvement vs rehab alone1



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The Benefits of Vivistim

Boosting Therapy Results

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more hand & arm improvement vs rehab alone1

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improvements in impairment and function 4

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Patients are Seeing Meaningful Results

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"It has been life-changing…I am doing things that I never thought I’d be able to do again."
— Kathy, 69 years old, 3 years post-stroke,
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How Vivistim Works

Vivistim Therapy induces more neuroplasticity

  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) activates the brain’s attention system by prompting the release of neuromodulators—acetylcholine, norepinephrine, serotonin.3

  • These neuromodulators interact with the motor neurons being activated during rehab, facilitating lasting structural changes.

  • Works with high repetitions of salient, goal-driven, tasks to induce motor learning

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Vivistim Therapy is Proven Effective Across Multiple Studies

Vivistim in Practice

Simple, outpatient procedure

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The device is placed during a short outpatient procedure, typically by a Neurosurgeon. The generator is placed under the skin of the chest and the lead is tunneled from the neck to the generator.

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  • Therapist activates VNS during active, task-specific therapy
  • Tasks are driven by each patient’s functional goals
  • Sessions are 90 minutes, 3x per week for a minimum of 6 weeks

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  • Patients also activate VNS with a magnet while doing daily activities with their affected arm
  • Self-activated sessions can be done up to 8x per day

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