The Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic is proud to be Western Canada’s first clinic to offer PoNS Treatment™.
About the PoNS Treatment™ program
PoNS™ (short for Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) is an innovative, non-surgical medical device that gently stimulates the surface of the tongue, exciting the neural network flowing to the brain. This neural activity is believed to enable neuroplasticity, which may restore lost function. In conjunction with targeted therapeutic activities, the PoNS™ has the potential to restore:
- Balance in individuals with chronic balance deficit due to a mild or moderate traumatic brain injury or concussion.
- Gait in individuals with gait deficit due to mild to moderate symptoms of multiple sclerosis
PoNS Treatment™ is a comprehensive 14-week program that combines in-clinic and in-home use of the PoNS™ device guided by a Certified PoNS™ Trainer.
Following your initial consultations, you will participate in a series of assessments to set a baseline, so you and your Certified PoNS™ Trainer can measure your progress throughout PoNS Treatment™. Assessments may evaluate functions related to balance, gait, walking speed, dexterity, strength and mobility, as well as cognitive measures, sleep quality and headache incidence.
What to expect
Approximately 74% of the patients who completed the 14 weeks of PoNS Treatment™ in the Long-Term Treatment Trial experienced significant improvement in their balance¹. Patients also showed meaningful improvements in their gait and walking endurance².
¹Helius Medical Technologies. Data on File. 2019 Post Hoc Analysis – Long Term Treatment Trial – Responder rate – Pharma Data Associates
²Tyler M, et al. Arch Res Rehabil Clin Transl. 2019; 1(3-4):10026.
Pricing and financing
At the Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic, we offer three versions of the 14-week program with different amounts of touch-time with the PoNS™ trainer. Prices are scaled accordingly. Contact us to learn more.
PoNS Treatment™ program fees can be paid in monthly installments, allowing clients to try PoNS Treatment™ for one month and see how they respond.
Some or all of the PoNS Treatment program fees may be covered by your insurance provider. Direct billing to extended health is available. Contact us to learn more.
Financing is available to Canadian citizens. Click here to apply.
Contact us for a free consultation
When considering PoNS Treatment™, you will start by meeting one of our staff for an Initial Consult visit (55 minutes). This consultation is free.
For more information about the Enhanced PoNS Treatment™ program in collaboration with the Whiplash & Injury Clinic, click here.