Synchrony frequently asked questions interview
This is Elaine Barker. You have a lot of great questions, and I want to make sure that I give you the most accurate information, so I’m happy to introduce Larry Fortado, a clinical project consultant, to you today. Accelerated nursing, he is also a DPT. He is our local representative working in Orlando.
Larry, thank you very much for being here, thank you very much, Elaine, I’m very happy to be here, so I want to ask you what Synchrony is.
Synchrony is a Despacio solution, we accelerate care, it has been created and built around four main components, the first should be evidence-based clinical solutions, the second advanced treatment training, then we have a surface EMG platform, and finally we merge modal neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
So you mention evidence-based, so this is a research-based ACP treatment, and let me look back, because for more than 20 years we have been providing evidence-based clinical solutions and techniques for physical and occupational therapists. Each of these 30 solutions is based on a comprehensive review of the literature, which is cited in our training manual.
Synchrony doesn’t make any difference. We review the literature, and then we build our program. Our technology is based on this. In our Despacio training, we basically peer-reviewed these journals and articles as journals of speech language and listening research. The Journal of oral rehabilitation and archives acquired physical medicine and rehabilitation and language disorders as speech therapists.
Thank you for developing a product that we can use. It’s wonderful. How is it different from electrical stimulation? Synchrony is more than just electrical stimulation. Its cornerstone is essentially a surface electromyographic platform that allows you to see signs of muscle activity in the patient’s pharynx and oral muscles as you swallow.
Then associate it with virtual augmented visual effects and audio, which can guide you to assess and interpret traces, and allow you to immerse them in interesting augmented reality activities with patients, and then guide their oral movements or their original exercises and activities.
It’s interesting. What we’re seeing is that patients are more immersed in an activity, more excited and use their feedback on reactions and activities. It’s interesting. You’ve also mentioned the pen. You can tell us something about what the pen is and how it’s the same or different from other electrical stimuli.
I’d love to, because I’ve been a therapist for more than 25 years and a big fan of all Neuromuscular Eastham, but I like the benefits of a pen that mimics electrical neuromuscular stimulation.
It’s a neuromuscular stimulus, and it’s different from the traditional form of pen. We use these patterns in alternate circulation, and these patterns overlap. These patterns are really neurological complementary patterns of normal motor function.
So if you bend your arm, it will be a biceps and triceps pattern, and if you are chewing or keeping your neck, it will be a right or left pattern, so we take these patterns, unlike any other type of Easton, basically using muscle and muscle closure cycles.
I would like to mention that pen use has a narrow set of phase durations, which are very comfortable for patients compared with tradition, so it allows them to tolerate treatment, and we can use it and apply it to a wider range of patients and to higher levels of medical complications.
A common question I get is about the availability and cost of this program. What can you tell me on ACP? We’d be happy to discuss this with you, so the best way is to contact the ACP customer service department and tell them where you are so that they can contact the sales consultants in your area.
We want to find a package based on renting or selling or purchasing equipment that will work for you in your facility, so at the end of this article, we’ll create links to sales representatives, our 800 numbers or our website or our e-mail are now available in all 50 states simultaneously.
It’s in the lower 48, and I think we can go to Hawaii in Alaska very actively. I’m not sure where we are, so what about Costa Rica and Denmark? I had to shout at people who asked me what I didn’t know.
But I want to open that door, so if you’re from Costa Rica, or they’re Nico calling us, we’ll see good, I’m familiar with sniffing Synchrony, do you do it anywhere else? At present, we are trying to focus on our sniffing partners and long-term care partners, but we are very happy to discuss with the patient facility rehabilitation hospital to see if we can work out a solution for you.
This is another important question. How does a therapist refer to a person or patient who has the technology in their area finding the provider directly? If they use the number to contact ACP, you will provide, and we are happy to inquire about their area and recommend them to our partners, who provide Synchrony services for their area.
The last question is whether you’re going to Asha, we’re always there, we’re going to be there again, we’re looking forward to seeing everyone, so they can stop, how do you play in ACP stalls and sync, thank Larry for all the information, thank you for the product, thank you for using it.