Atos Medical TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System
Atos Medical TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System

Atos Medical TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System

Brand/Manufacturer: ATOS MEDICAL
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Atos Medical TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System is a clinically proven, anatomically correct and portable system designed to restore mobility after trismus and mandibular hypomobility. The patient controlled system utilizes repetitive passive motion to stretch connective tissue, strengthen weakened muscles and mobilize joints. The average sustainable gain in jaw opening is around 1–1.5mm per week. TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System can also help to reduce muscle pain by reducing joint inflammation and prevent reduced muscle strength during (chemo) radiation in the head and neck area.

Why Choose Therabite Jaw Motion System?

  • Stretches muscle tissue
  • Mobilizes joints
  • Strengthens and Increases flexibility of muscles
  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Improves speech and swallowing
  • Improves ROM

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
TH001 Adult Each $14.88
$794.99
$495.99
TH002 Pediatric Each $14.88
$794.99
$495.99

What does TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehab System Include?

  • (1) Jaw Mobilizer
    - Upper and Lower Mouthpiece: Spreads the force equally across the teeth. Holds the bite pads.
    - Range Setting Arm: Can be adjusted to limit maximum opening/motion (25 to 45 mm)
    - Curved track: Guides the mandible within the natural pathway
    - Fine Adjustment Knob: Controls opening speed and distance

  • TheraBite Jaw Mobilizer

  • (4) Bite Pads
    - The self-adhesive Bite Pads spread the force across the teeth and can be trimmed for customized protection. The Bite Pads come in adult, pediatric and edentulous (toothless) versions.
  • (1) Hand-Aid
    - The Hand-Aid assists the patient in maintaining constant opening during stretching or strengthening programs.
  • (30) Range of Motion Scales
    - The disposable Range of Motion Scales allows the patient and his/her clinician to monitor the progress of the treatment. Includes a Range Setting Arm.
  • (1) Carrying Bag
    - The durable nylon Carrying Bag keeps the TheraBite system together.
  • (1) Instructions for Use
  • (1) Patient Exercise Log
    - The daily and monthly Exercise Log enables the user and his/her treating clinician to log the daily and monthly progress.

Benefits of using Atos TheraBite Jaw Stretching Device

  • Anatomically correct: A unique feature of TheraBite system is its ability to follow the naturally curved motion of the jaw. The curved track of the TheraBite Jaw Mobilizer guides the mandible along an anatomically correct pathway.
  • Patient controlled: When using the TheraBite system, the patient is in control. Speed and opening range can be adjusted directly by the patient, using manual force, or the Fine Adjustment Knob. This feature helps to reduce anxiety levels and improve compliance.
  • Portable: The TheraBite system is durable and lightweight. It can be conveniently stored in the Carrying Bag provided for patients to continue their rehabilitation program wherever they go.
  • Load-bearing comfort: The mouthpieces are attached to the Jaw Mobilizer and are designed in such a way that the load-bearing forces of stretching spread across the teeth. This, together with the Bite Pads, promotes a comfortable and even stretch while protecting the patient’s teeth.
  • Effective: Passive motion and stretching exercises with the TheraBite system are clinically proven to be an effective form of jaw therapy. It has been used with success by thousands of patients suffering from more than 30 different conditions, ranging from postradiation Trismus to orofacial pain.
  • For all ages: The TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System is available in both adult and pediatric versions. The pediatric version has smaller mouthpieces that are more suitable for patients with a smaller mouth.

TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System CareTips
TheraBite Rehab System User Manual
Atos Medical TheraBite User Guide

When to use TheraBite Device?

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthro-fibrosis
  • Disuse Atrophy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Facial Muscle Disorders
  • Meniscectomy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • TMJ/TMD Trauma
  • Trismus

What to buy with TheraBite System


What is TheraBite Therapy Treatment used for?

  • Increasing the range of motion of the jaw
    - Stretches connective tissue: Fibrous scar tissue causes tightening of muscle and joints and requires stretching to re-align the collagen fibers within. Passive and repetitive stretching can help to lengthen and reform these fibers and does so in an anatomically correct fashion.
    - Strengthens weakened muscles: Muscles that have suffered from disuse atrophy require strengthening across the full range of motion. Using passive range of motion exercises, the TheraBite system can help to increase muscle mass and endurance. The device can also be squeezed gently to provide resistance while closing the mouth to strengthen the muscles.
    - Mobilizes joints: Joints that are immobilized can undergo degenerative changes in a matter of days. Passive repetitive motion, such as that provided with The TheraBite system, can help to mobilize the temporomandibular joint across its full range of motion via passive motion.

  • Pain reduction
    - Reduces joint inflammation: Immobilized joints lead to thickening of the synovial fluid and thinning of cartilage. This stiffening of the joints ultimately leads to inflammation and pain. Passive motion of the joint, such as that provided with the TheraBite system, can activate anti-inflammatory agents that promote joint lubrication and reduce inflammation and pain.
    - Reduces muscle pain: Muscle pain (myofascial pain) is usually caused by inflammation, which creates abnormal pressure on nerves, muscles, and bones. This inflammation process can be corrected through passive motion exercises. Passive motion and stretching with the TheraBite system has been proven to reduce joint and/or muscle pain in as little as two weeks of therapy.

How to operate TheraBite Jaw Motion Rehabilitation System?

  1. Measure mouth opening using TheraBite Range of Motion (ROM) scales and record on the progress chart.
  2. Attach the bites pads to the TheraBite as indicated in the manual.
  3. Place the upper and lower mouthpiece in your mouth.
  4. Gently squeeze down on the range setting arm until maximum opening is reached while still comfortable. If you go beyond comfort, it can actually make your mouth opening worse.
  5. Set the maximum mouth opening by using the fine adjustment knob.


1. Place mouthpieces comfortably between teeth.


2. Squeeze the lever to the point of resistance and hold.


3. Slowly close the mouth and pause.

Exercise Programs

7-7-7 Protocol

  • Hold for 7 seconds.
  • Let go.
  • Repeat 7 times in a row.
  • Repeat process 7 times per day

5-5-30 Protocol

  • Hold for 30 seconds.
  • Let go.
  • Repeat 5 times in a row.
  • Hold final stretch for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat process 5 times per day.

Gradually increase maximum mouth opening by slowly turning the fine adjustment knob counter clockwise while making sure there is no pain.
Caution: Do not use if you have Osteoradionecrosis and /or a fractured jaw!

Warning
  • Do not continue to exercise if you feel unexpected pain at any time while exercising with TheraBite. You should immediately stop using the device and contact your clinician.
  • Do exercise with great caution if you have weakened teeth, gum disease, weakened bones or joints in jaw, dental plates, crowns or bridges. Injury may occur if exercise force is applied while using the TheraBite.

How to clean TheraBite Device?

  • Use water and dish soap to clean the TheraBite Jaw Mobilizer and Hand-Aid. Rinse well, shake off excess water, and let dry.
  • After cleaning, examine the Bite Pads and replace them if necessary.
  • Note: The Mouthpieces are made of material that tends to retain moisture. Therefore make sure that the Mouthpieces are completely dry before replacing the Bite Pads and also before use.
  • Do not soak the TheraBite Jaw Mobilizer in any liquid or attempt to wash it in a dish washer.
  • Failure to follow the above may change the product properties and result in malfunction.

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers


 
 
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Can I purchase one for use in my clinic with multiple patients? Can the plates be sterilized for re-use?
Dana - 6/29/2016 1:53:25 PM
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Thank you for contacting customer care service.
It is designed for single patient use only.
Customer Care - 6/30/2016 5:40:46 AM
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