PoNS™ (Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) is an innovative, non-surgical medical device that delivers mild electrical stimulation to the nerves on the surface of the tongue that connect with nerves in the brain. .
When the stimulation is combined with rehabilitation exercises, changes occur in the neural network (referred to as neuroplasticity). Training helps to strengthen this network and facilitates the recovery of lost function.
PoNS Treatment™ is intended for individuals 18 to 65 years age, that suffer chronic balance deficits due to mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (mmTBI), or gait deficits due to mild-to-moderate symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
PoNS Treatment™ is a comprehensive short-term 14-week combined treatment program. It consists of in clinic and at home use of your PoNS™ device, guided by an authorized PoNS™ Trainer. It is to be used in conjunction with physical therapy.
PoNS Treatment™ is not currently covered by government insurance programs. PoNS Treatment™ may be covered by personal insurance depending on individual plans.
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The PoNS™ device delivers electrical stimulation directly to the surface of the tongue. Precautions for use are similar to those for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
Electrical stimulation SHOULD NOT be used:
PoNS™ has not been tested on, and thus should not be used, by individuals under the age of 18 or who are pregnant. PoNS™ is not ideal for patients sensitive to nickel, gold, or copper.
Electrical Stimulation can be used WITH CAUTION:
Before beginning treatment, we may seek approval from other health care providers involved in your care.
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