The advancement of regenerative medicine technologies has the potential to significantly advance the prevention and treatment of people who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic diseases brought on by disease, ageing, or injury. As we enter a new phase of technological innovation, researchers in regenerative medicine must collaborate closely with experts in rehabilitation to create clinical procedures that will maximise functional recovery. The fusion of concepts and methods from the domains of rehabilitation science and regenerative medicine is known as neuro-regenerative rehabilitation therapy. In order to replace or repair tissue that has been lost as a result of injury, or ageing, regenerative medicine typically involves the stimulation of endogenous stem cell activity or the transplantation of exogenous stem cells.
By combining these two methods, Regenerative Rehabilitation develops connections that ultimately maximise the independence and engagement of people affected with diseases like stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease and autism.
Scientific Reason Behind The Idea
Just as endogenous tissues improve from the implementation of rehabilitation regimens to enhance functional tissue recovery after damage and disease, it is becoming abundantly evident that the efficacy of regenerative medicine can be improved when combined with external signals. Exercise programmes or modalities may be used to stimulate naturally occurring developmental sequences at the donor-host functionality. These stimuli, in turn, can enhance the efficient and functional assimilation of donor transplants as well as the intrinsic repair of host tissue.
Many studies have shown that using NRRT in conjunction with cellular therapies to treat damaged or diseased tissue promotes transplantation feasibility and outcome measures. Cellular responses to “therapeutic” magnitudes of applied stress have been linked to better tissue function, longevity, and damage recovery.
The Aim of NRRT
Neurorehabilitation is predicated on the notion that the same motor learning principles may be used for motor recovery following injury, and that training can result in lasting improvements in motor function in individuals with neurological impairments.
Functional recovery can take place via impairment resolution (regaining pre-injury movements) or adjustment (using different movements to achieve the same result); both of these recovery processes are responsive to training procedures. Instead of focusing on reducing disability, modern neurorehabilitation practises place a stronger emphasis on the quick development of independence in everyday activities through compensatory methods, which can be achieved by NRRT.
The Bottom Line
By using therapy at various cellular, tissue, and organ levels, regenerative medicine seeks to restore function. However, the effectiveness of regenerative medicine treatments alone may not be optimal for treating certain conditions. Given the positive effects that exercise and other forms of training can have, neuro regenerative rehabilitation is a viable complementary therapy.