Specialists of the Pirogov Center attended the 13th International Congress on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ISPRM2019, which was held in Kobe (Japan) from 9 to 13 June.

This year the congress was particularly interesting in terms of technology. The exhibition featured a large number of Japanese hardware systems for restoring impaired motor functions, which we only heard about because of the isolation of the Japanese market. These are exoskeleton Cyberdine, Wpal, Honda, an automated orthosis for patients with hemiparesis from Toyota, Orthobot and many others. Several companies from Korea, China and Japan presented virtual reality technology, which means unconditional interest in this topic. In addition, we were able to get acquainted with the novelties of equipment of Western companies known in the field of rehabilitation.

The most interesting scientific directions this year were:

  • rehabilitation of patients with spinal injury and the first positive success of stem cell transplantation;
  • various types of non-invasive stimulation of the nervous system;
  • diagnosis and restoration of the function of swallowing;
  • hardware methods of restoring motor function in various pathologies;
  • application of the international classification of functioning in the formulation of rehabilitation diagnosis.

One of the most interesting topics of this Congress was the use of tele-rehabilitation technologies in clinical practice. From Russia was presented the report of specialists of the Pirogov Center “Continued home rehabilitation with an individual video instructor” (authors: O.E. Karpov, V.D. Daminov, P.V. Tkachenko), which aroused interest among rehabilitation specialists from different countries. At the end of the conference, specialists from the Pirogov Center were invited to participate in the expert council on the creation of International recommendations for tele-rehabilitation. Joint work with colleagues from Italy and America will begin in July of this year, and its results will be presented at the World Congress on Neuro Rehabilitation in July 2020 in Lyon.

A visit to this congress allowed once again to significantly expand knowledge of rehabilitation and integrate the Pirogov Center into the international rehabilitation community.