Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS®)
PoNS is an innovative medical device. It includes a controller and mouthpiece that delivers mild stimulation to the surface of the tongue. This stimulation triggers a flow of neural impulses to the brain structures that control gait. PoNS is to be used in conjunction with supervised therapeutic exercises, referred to as PoNS Therapy™.
The PoNS® device is indicated for use as a short term treatment of gait deficit due to mild to moderate symptoms from multiple sclerosis and is to be used as an adjunct to a supervised therapeutic exercise program for adults 22 years of age and over by prescription only.

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PoNS THERAPY
PoNS Therapy is a 14-week intensive physiotherapy program that combines in-clinic and at-home use of the PoNS device. The program is guided by a PoNS Trainer, focusing on balance, gait and breathing and relaxation exercises. The frequency of the visits over the course of the 14-weeks is to be determined by your therapist. Be sure to obtain a script for physical therapy.
  • For patients who want their therapists to get trained. If you are currently working with a rehabilitation therapist who is not yet trained on PoNS Therapy, please complete this form, click SUBMIT, and a Helius representative will reach out to them. Please be sure to speak to your therapist about PoNS prior to completing the form to ensure they are willing and able to complete the training.
  • For patients who want help finding a trained therapist. You may purchase the PoNS device but will not be able to begin the therapy until a trained therapist is identified or your therapist is trained. If you need assistance identifying a rehabilitation therapist, please complete this form, click SUBMIT, and a Helius representative will reach out to you
PATIENT THERAPY ACCESS PROGRAM
The Patient Therapy Access Program [PTAP] has been established for a limited time to benefit those experiencing gait deficit and/or impairment due to mild to moderate symptoms of multiple sclerosis who are potential first-time users of PoNS Therapy in the US. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may have access to PoNS Therapy at a greatly reduced purchase price.
To proceed with your enrollment into the program, you would be required to:
  1. Provide a valid prescription for the PoNS® device
  2. Provide a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) including details of the diagnosis, medical history, current clinical presentation, and requirement for PoNS Therapy
  3. Sign a consent form/HIPAA release to agree and allow Helius’s access to your medical records for purpose of assessing your eligibility, therapeutic benefit, and safe exposure to therapy for a period of two years
If you meet the criteria to take advantage of our PTAP program you will need to provide a signed statement in which you agree not to seek or obtain reimbursement for the cost of the Device or any components thereof from any federal or governmental healthcare program, any private or commercial insurance or any other party.
Upon receiving confirmation of eligibility from our team, customer support will reach out to you to proceed with completing your order.
PTAP Pricing $3,895.00 | Cash Pricing $14,500
CONTRAINDICATIONS
The PoNS® device delivers electrical stimulation directly to the surface of the tongue. Precautions for use are similar to those for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
Electrical stimulation should not be used:
  • If there is an active or suspected malignant tumor
  • In areas of recent bleeding or open wounds
  • In areas that lack normal sensation
The PoNS® has not been tested on, and thus should not be used by individuals who are pregnant. Do not use the PoNS® if you are sensitive to nickel, gold or copper.
USE WITH CAUTION
Electrical stimulation should only be used after seeking professional medical advice, and with caution in patients with any of the following:
  • Implanted electronic devices, including:
  • Cardiac pacemakers
  • Cardioverter defibrillators
  • Deep Brain Stimulators
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulators
  • Sacral nerve stimulators
  • Cochlear Implants
    • Metal in the mouth (e.g. piercings, braces, retainers, or other orthodontic appliance)
    • Seizure disorders
    • Epilepsy