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Postby Carriefsu » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:31 pm

If this Bioness device is supposed to be do good, why are so many people selling it? Can anyone tell me if it has been effective with brain injury spasticity in the arm/hand, foot drop due to brain injury?
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Re: Bioness

Postby LeesaPaul » Wed May 08, 2013 10:29 am

It works for some people not everyone...My husband had the walk aide for foot drop and it has done wonders he is really good at walking because of it and only uses a can when he is tired...
The bioness hand machine didn't work as good for him, he is getting better and more flexibility and movement from his occupational therapist....That is why we are selling his hand machine but keeping the leg machine
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Re: Bioness

Postby Houstongirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:58 am

Good question why there are so many for sale.... To tell you my story, we were thinking about getting the Bioness L300 for my mom. Before we bought one, luckily, my mom's therapist told us the Bioness study shows it isn't any different than an AFO. I am so glad she gave us the real story before we bought one! I posted this elsewhere on this forum, and got a rebuttal (I'm sure from bioness) arguing against what I said. they said showing its the same is proving "equivilence" to the "covered standard of care" to try and get insurance for it. I am HIGHLY doubtful insurance would cover something costing $6,000 for the Bioness which works the same as an AFO which costs a fraction of the price!! (oh, sorry, the big difference is people "preferred" it over an AFO, as if Medicare cares what we prefer anyway)

Frankly, this has left such a bad taste in my mouth, I don't trust anything from that company anymore because all they care about is selling these things. They get people excited about it and try to convince people (many on a fixed income) to spend $6,000 for something that doesn't seem based on the study as if its truly better. If its worth the money to you and you feel better with it, go for it. For us, it wasn't. I just really hope people get a more balanced view of what the bioness really is before making such an expensive decision.
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