North Kansas City Hospital now offers two rehabilitation devices that help patients in our Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit regain mobility and independence. 

Proven Results

  • 45% improvement in walking speed
  • 60% improvement in hand movement over traditional therapy

Our Bioness® lower extremity and hand function systems help people living with:

  • Brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Other central nervous system disorders 

The lightweight devices stimulate the nerves and muscles to work together so patients can regain more normal hand or leg use for a better quality of life. Guided by physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, occupational and physical therapists are trained to tailor the treatment to each patient, which:

Bioness for the leg

  • Prevents muscle loss
  • Reeducates muscles
  • Reduces muscle spasms 

Lower Extremity System

  • Fits below the knee
  • Activates muscles to lift the foot to take a step
  • Provides more natural walking, with increased speed and improved balance, including on carpet and steps 

Hand Function System

  • Fits to the patient’s forearm and wrist
  • Improves hand range of motion
  • Restores grasping, releasing, and opening and closing the hand 

Contact Us

For questions about the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at North Kansas City Hospital, call 816.691.1451.