What is the EXOPULSE Mollii Suit?
Developed by a chiropractor and researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Mollii is a breakthrough in relieving spasticity and improving muscle control. The suit stimulates muscles that are underactive or have low tone, and relaxes spasticity in muscle groups. This leads to greater strength and flexibility, and can also help relieve chronic pain.
Who is it suitable for?
Mollii is suitable for adults and children with a variety of neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, stroke or multiple sclerosis. Please note: If you have a shunt or a metallic implant e.g. a pacemaker, you may not be able to wear a Mollii suit. The smallest sized suit available is for child of 104 cm in height, approximately 3-4 years old. Please do get in touch with us with any specific medical questions.
How does Mollii help?
With regular use, Mollii can help a person gain more independence in daily life, by:
- improving the range of movements in arms and legs
- improving fine motor control, such as better hand control
- helping them learn new movement patterns so they can execute movements correctly
- helping with chronic pain.
See how Savannah has benefitted from her Mollii suit, which was very kindly funded by Variety, the Children’s Charity.
How does Mollii work?
The suit consists of a jacket and trousers made of ordinary lightweight swimsuit material.
It has conductive elastic sewn into it with electrodes located at the major muscles. A completely painless electro-stimulation is conducted via silver wires to 58 electrodes on the inside of the garment. These target muscle groups and prompt natural reflexes which relieve muscle tension and help build control of low muscle tone.
What happens in the assessment?
The assessment lasts approximately two hours. We first assess the person’s mobility without wearing the suit to establish a baseline for their range of movement, control and strength. Based on this, we programme the control unit for the Mollii Suit to meet the person’s individual needs so they get stimulation to the right muscle groups.
After wearing the suit for an hour, the person gets dressed and we assess any change in their range and control of movement. If, after the assessment, you would like to buy a Mollii suit, we will then explain how to do this through the UK distributors, Remotion Ltd.
How to use Mollii
The suit is set up for each person’s individual needs and programmed into the suit’s control panel. It can be worn indoors at home, at a gym or a clinic. It has no negative side effects and can be used together with other treatments.
Typically, the user would wear the suit for an hour every other day and can go about their daily routine while wearing it. For best effect, we recommend that Mollii is used alongside Conductive Education, physiotherapy or other therapeutic programmes.
How much is a Mollii assessment?
If for any reason, we can’t accommodate you, or if your condition means your assessment needs might be better met by a different Mollii assessor, we will refer you to Exopulse, who will be able to help you.
How much does Mollii cost?
If you decide to buy a Mollii suit, we’ll put you in touch with a UK distributor. The cost for a complete suit and control panel is £4,400 + VAT (disabled people are eligible for VAT relief when buying a Mollii suit) and is backed by a 30 day money back guarantee (subject to Remotion Ltd’s terms and conditions).
Mollii comes ready to use and with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. If you buy Mollii after an assessment with us, we’ll offer you a free follow-up review, usually around 6 months, to check how you’re getting on and if we need to modify your Mollii programme.
As long as you take care of the control panel, then you won’t need to replace it. But if you grow out of your suit (or need a different size after a while) you can replace just the jacket or trousers if you haven’t grown out of both.
How this little boy benefitted from wearing the suit for an hour
Video clip courtesy of our partners ZBTC ‘De Roode Draak’
How do I book a Mollii Suit assessment?
Please complete our form below and we’ll be in touch soon to arrange an assessment.