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Living out the need for movement

Movement is the basis for getting and sustaining a healthy body. The MOTOmed movement therapy can help children with disabilities to live out their natural need for movement. With the MOTOmed gracile12 children train from a chair, sitting aid or wheelchair. 

The passive MOTOmed movement therapy can contribute to a reduced muscle tone and counteract the development of muscle reduction and contractions with spastic paralysis. At the same time, motor supported movement therapy with the MOTOmed gracile12 enables active training – even with minimal muscle strength – hence improving walking ability. 

With the motivation program MOTOmax, children can make their game character Max jump on the screen by moving their right and left body half as steady as possible. The simple principle of the game and the cheery game character reward the child for its physical effort and animate to longer and more regular training sessions.

Scientific study

"The regular application of a MOTOmed gracile12 movement therapy device can lead to an improved movement range and can open up new perspectives for the child’s social adaptation into modern society." 

Nurmatova S, Khamraev F, Mirzaev A, Diehl W. The Effectiveness of Rehabilitations of Active and Passive MOTOmedTherapy on Children with Cerebral Palsy. Nevrologia 2012; 1(53) 34-37.

MOTOmed Movement Therapy

MOTOmed Movement Therapy was developed for people with movement restrictions and complements physical, ergo and sports therapy measures. Users can train while seated in a wheelchair or from a chair. Patients in supine position use MOTOmed from a nursing bed or therapy couch.

In Germany, the device-based movement therapy with the MOTOmed is recognized as an aid for many indications by the statutory health insurance. It is worthwhile to inform yourself!


MOTOmed movement therapy for children (5:31)