The PoNS™ device
What is it?
How has it helped?
If you or your loved one continue to experience these symptoms, contact a clinic for a free 15-minute phone call to learn more about PoNS Treatment™.
PoNS™ (short for Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) is an innovative non-surgical medical device that delivers mild electrical stimulation to the nerves of the tongue that connect with the nerves in the brain that may help restore balance and gait in patients who have suffered from a mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (including concussions or post-concussive syndrome).
PoNS Treatment™ is a 14-week program that combines in-clinic and in-home use of the PoNS™ device guided by a Certified PoNS™ Trainer. When the stimulation is combined with therapeutic activities, changes may occur in the neural network that could improve balance and gait.
“My walking improved by ways of not looking impaired which made me feel more confident and helped me engage in social activities that I would have passed on before the PoNS Treatment™.” RG 48-year-old male Hear real stories from PoNS Treatment™ patients.
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The PoNS™ device delivers electrical stimulation directly to the surface of the tongue. Precautions for use are similar to those for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Electrical stimulation SHOULD NOT be used: if there is an active or suspected malignant tumor, in areas of recent bleeding or open wounds, or in areas that lack normal sensation. PoNS™ has not been tested on, and thus should not be used by, individuals under the age of 18 or who are pregnant. PoNS™ should not be used in patients sensitive to nickel, gold, or copper.