Clinical Evidence for Treating TBI
Approximately 74% of patients who completed the 14 weeks of PoNS Treatment™ in the Long-Term Treatment Trial experienced significant improvement in their balance1.
Kim Skinner, PT, DPT
Director of Physical Therapy, Helius Medical Technologies
“As the lead physiotherapist involved in the clinical trials, I saw firsthand some of the most impactful and meaningful changes that participants experienced. As a result of improvements in their balance and gait, they were able to perform independent self-care tasks such as dressing, showering, walking up and down the driveway, and going grocery shopping.”
What is the clinical evidence supporting PoNS Treatment™ for TBI patients?
In patients with chronic balance deficit due to mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (mmTBI, including concussion or post-concussive syndrome), PoNS™ was studied in conjunction with targeted physical therapy in two clinical trials involving 165 patients1,2.
Of those who completed the 14 weeks of PoNS Treatment™ in the Long-Term Treatment Trial, approximately 74% of patients experienced significant improvement in their balance¹. Patients also showed meaningful improvements in their gait and walking endurance, which they maintained after the 12-week withdrawal of treatment2.
Both clinical trial results to date indicate the effectiveness of the PoNS™ device, when paired with physical exercise, to meaningfully improve the balance and gait of most patients after their mmTBI1,2.
Where can I find more information?
Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation | September 27, 2019
A Prospective, Multicenter Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Translingual Neurostimulation Plus Physical Therapy for the Treatment of a Chronic Balance Deficit Due to Mild‐to‐Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface | March 23, 2020
European Medical Journal: Radiology | September 1, 2020
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1 Helius Medical Technologies. Data on File. 2019 Post Hoc Analysis – Long Term Treatment Trial – Responder rate – Pharma Data Associates
2 Tyler M, et al. Arch Res Rehabil Clin Transl. 2019; 1(3-4):10026.