The Recovery Project is a rehabilitation provider for Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System. The FDA-approved Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System is a first-of-its-kind breakthrough technology that uses vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) during rehabilitation therapy to help improve upper limb function for stroke survivors. When used in conjunction with in-clinic rehabilitation therapy, the Vivistim System helps generate two to three times more hand and arm function for stroke survivors than rehabilitation therapy alone.

VNS is designed to help increase neuroplasticity by sending electrical pulses to the brain via the vagus nerve, a part of the autonomic nervous system that controls involuntary body functions. For stroke survivors, the VNS electrical pulses release neuromodulators in the brain that help create or strengthen neural connections to enhance the relevance of physical therapy and improve upper limb function. VNS has been extensively researched as a treatment option for several neurological conditions and is FDA-approved to treat specific cases of epilepsy, treatment-resistant depression and impaired upper limb function caused by an ischemic stroke.

For more information on receiving the Vivistim Paired VNS System visit or call us at 734-953-1745 to be evaluated by an Occupational Therapist to determine if you are appropriate for the device.