Introducing Mollii, Our Latest Addition

An innovative partnership between The Rehab Physio and Great Gait Orthotics means that The Rehab’s Physio’s patients have access to a breakthrough tool for people living with spasticity, muscle weakness, movement disorders, pain and related symptoms.

Great Gait provides orthotic, prosthetic, musculoskeletal rehabilitation products and services for patients across the UK. Through Great Gait, The Rehab Physio can now add the Exopulse Mollii Suit to our range of treatments for neurological rehabilitation.

The Exopulse Mollii Suit consists of a comfortable jacket and trousers with built-in electrodes for adults and children living with motor function and other disabilities as a result of conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, brain and spinal cord injury.

The suit delivers individually programmed electro-stimulation to muscle groups all over the body simultaneously during a 60 minute session. The Exopulse Mollii Suit’s sensory-level stimulation delivers relief where needed by prompting natural responses of muscle inhibition, muscle activation and pain relief, lasting for up to 48 hours.

The Mollii suit was originally developed in Sweden and is now used across the globe. Results of clinical studies show both the measurable and practical benefits of the suit for both adults and children, in terms of improvements in spasticity, muscle weakness, uncontrolled movements, associated pain, and fatigue, leading to benefits in physical ability, comfort, participation and overall quality of life.

During a recent visit to The Rehab Physio, a selection of patients underwent physical measures before and after trialling the suit for one hour. There were some really positive results, showing liberation of movement following a reduction in spasticity from using the suit. Participants were permitted to then take the suit away for a 2 week period. One remarked that it made a significant difference in reducing his hypertonicity (muscle tension), following an incomplete spinal cord injury.

Amy McColm, Academy Clinician at Ottobock, owner of the Exopulse Mollii Suit comments:  “We have seen such great outcomes with the use of the Exopulse Mollii Suit in those with spasticity since Ottobock’s acquisition in 2021. Improvement in movement patterns, reduced spasticity, ease of orthotic fitting, to name a few. We are now also seeing some great results in those with Fibromyalgia in reducing their pain and improving quality of life which is really exciting. I can’t wait to see what else the Suit can do in the future

Founder of Great Gait, Conor McDaid commented: “I have worked with the team at The Rehab Physio for several years now and I am excited to be part of a service providing gait analysis, bespoke Prosthetic and Orthotic solutions alongside specialist physiotherapy intervention.  The Mollii suit is a great example of this, a multidisciplinary assessment, fitting and rehabilitation service to allow our service users to get the best out this cutting-edge neuromuscular suit.”

Founder of The Rehab Physio, Chris Wynne comments: “Our collaboration with Great Gait is one that has been beneficial to many of our patients already. We have many plans to grow our relationship and offer more innovation and services in the near future. The Mollii suit is one of many exciting developments. Watch this space.”