STIWELL for orthopaedics

User stories

STIWELL Neurorehabilitation | user story: herniated disc


“I already received physiotherapy with electrical muscle stimulation via a STIWELL rehabilitation & electrotherapy device in the hospital, immediately after my herniated disc surgery. The surgeon prescribed home therapy with STIWELL to improve muscle strength and control in the extensors of my feet and toes, which were clearly lacking.

After only four weeks of using STIWELL, the key functions were restored to such an extent that I was able to cope with everyday life without any risk of stumbling, and my muscles were visibly strengthened. I trained regularly (i.e. once or twice a day) on my own. In this phase, the therapy programme and the settings on the STIWELL device were changed and adapted to my needs, depending on my healing progress. Due to my work-related travels, I could not undergo regular physiotherapy after my stay in hospital. Thus home therapy was a flexible and very suitable after-care option for me. 

I would also like to highlight the smooth prescription process, and the professional and attentive care provided by the STIWELL therapy team. Therapy with STIWELL was a very successful and practical way to treat the consequences of my illness. The further healing process will show whether another application of the STIWELL device could be useful.”

STIWELL Neurorehabilitation | user story knee joint arthrosis


Nelly suffered from a long-term, painful knee osteoarthritis with a pronounced malalignment of her leg. After the successful implantation of a knee joint endoprosthesis, and the subsequent inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, STIWELL electrical stimulation was used to significantly support the necessary muscle strengthening.

She reported:

“The device helped me to recover my leg muscles, which were weakened after knee surgery. It is a very convenient and easy-to-use device [...] I used it for a total of 4 weeks.

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to use STIWELL, and I would like to recommend it to other patients who have problems with muscle weakness.”

Some of the patients performed the therapy using the previous model from STIWELL.
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