The magazine "Slovak" has written about us again, and this time it is about a historical exploration of the secrets of the creation of the ADELI suit
A journey into space, to the moon and back!
Isn't it fantastic when scientific achievements, especially in aerospace medicine, are integrated into life?
In space, astronauts wear a suit with an appropriate name - "Penguin" during longer stays. Inside, the suit is fitted with elastic bands that create a feeling of weight and pressure all over the body. If astronauts weren't so stressed, it wouldn't just be their muscles that would atrophy. Without training, the brain, skeleton and internal organs would suffer. In space, gravity does not act, and the human brain could forget "its job.
Prof. Dr. Xenia Semionova - a strong personality of Russian science, fought for children with infantile cerebral palsy (10.8.1919 - 6.10.2017) She is the author of the method of dynamic proprioceptive correction DIPROKOR, a unique method for rehabilitation of brain injuries. She of all people advocated for the use of the suit from the field of space travel in the rehabilitation of children with infantile cerebral palsy. Her dream was to cure children with infantile cerebral palsy. She started working with rehabilitation of children with infantile cerebral palsy when no one else in Russia or elsewhere in the world was dealing with this problem. She is the author of 8 patents, 12 monographs, hundreds of scientific articles and the unique book "Rehabilitation of Children with Prenatal Damage to the Nervous System and Infantile Cerebral Palsy". According to sources, her works revolutionized the health care system of the USSR. Until her last day, Xenia Alexandrovna believed that infantile cerebral palsy can be completely cured, and until the last day she carried out patient treatments, although she was over 90 years old.
How did the "penguin" suit for astronauts become the ADELI suit for the rehabilitation of people with brain and spinal cord injuries?
The idea of applying the suit to children with infantile cerebral palsy and brain injuries after birth originated in the mind of Dr. Tičin, a physician from the former Soviet Union. He initiated a meeting with Professor Barer, a respected scientist in the field of space medicine. His career began when Yuri Gagarin flew into space. He was already advocating the scientific use of the suit not only for children, but eventually for adults after a stroke. Another eminent scientist, Prof. Dr. Xenia Semionova, took an authoritative role after that. This lady was the leading Russian capacity in the field of treatment of children with infantile cerebral palsy. It was said that only for her the "Hospital No. 18" was built - a huge Moscow complex for research and treatment of brain injuries at prenatal and postnatal stages.
Prof. Arnold Barer - Pioneer of Space Medicine
(26.9.1927 - 28.3.2013)
He participated in the development of the suit LK-92 "Adeli", designed to treat movement disorders due to infantile cerebral palsy, brain injuries and strokes. He worked as a physician in air forces, headed the laboratory of functional diagnostics in the Central Scientific Research Hospital of Aviation in Moscow, and participated in the selection of fighter pilots as candidates for the first cosmonaut group, (which went down in the history of spaceflight as the "Gagarin Group.") He wrote more than 100 scientific papers on medicine in aerospace and the book "Limit of Tolerability." He was a member of the Russian Academy of Astronautics and the New York Academy of Sciences.
In 2003, use of the ADELI antigravitational suit also began at the newly established ADELI Medical Center in Slovakia. For 20 years, patients from 68 countries have managed to overcome complete immobility. They work repeatedly and with great effort to restore the nerve pathways. Groups of trained therapists help to move the limbs with the aim of getting the brain "going". Rehabilitation is needed by patients with various causes of brain and spinal cord injuries: from premature babies to patients after brain surgery, accidents and brain inflammation, as well as a variety of patients after a stroke or long stay in intensive care. The ADELI suit is achieving recent success in patients with spinal muscular atrophy. For example, after administration of the most expensive drug in the world - Zolgensma - patients need to make up for the period of lack of muscle development and that is where the ADELI suit is used. "To improve the effect of physiotherapy in the ADELI suit, the patient needs several additional procedures such as manual therapy, cryocontrast or laser therapy, biofeedback, clinical speech therapy or training on the multifunctional SPIDER unit. Last but not least, therapy in the pressure chamber chamber supports the effects of rehabilitation in the ADELI suit ", describes Dr. Petrov, expert consultant of the ADELI Neurorehabilitation Center, the comprehensive package of intensive therapies and emphasizes: "However, the most important thing is to start rehabilitation immediately as soon as we notice that the central nervous system is not functioning properly. In my opinion, a person should use all his strength to improve the state of health using all available means."
Dr. Vladimír Petrov - pioneer of neurorehabilitation
Dr. Vladimír Petrov was born in 1954 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where he studied medicine and specialized in neurology. His studies at the Department of Reflex and Manual Techniques took him to Moscow, and further scientific activities took him to what was then Czechoslovakia in 1983. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he continued his practice in then Yugoslavia, in Beograd and in the Experimental Rehabilitation Center in Montenegro. Here he also met the famous Russian scientist, neurologist Prof. Xenia Semionova, and collaborated in the development of the DIPROKOR method.
In 2003, Dr. Petrov was invited to establish a center in Slovakia. Dr. Vladimír Petrov became the first medical director of ADELI, developed a rehabilitation program in terms of duration and intensity, where the best possible improvement of the patient's neurological health is achieved. After organizational changes in 2013, Dr. Petrov left his position. In June 2023, he returns to ADELI Medical Center as an expert consultant and conducts seminars on dynamic proprioceptive correction for therapists in ADELI.
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