Circulatory Disorders (in the legs)
Vessels often lose their elasticity with increased age. A frequent effect are blood circulation disorders in the legs. Affected people can activate their blood circulation effectively by training actively and passively with the MOTOmed Movement Therapy device.
Regular movement can help the body to widen small vessels or to originate new ones. So-called collateral circulations develop whereby the exchange of blood, nutrient and oxygen within the legs can improve. With the MOTOmed ankle joint control (accessory) users can bend and stretch their feet. This activates the calf muscle pump and blood circulation disorders in the legs can be reduced. Ideally, continuous movement with the MOTOmed movement therapy device counteracts a diabetic foot syndrome.
MOTOmed movement therapy
MOTOmed Movement Therapy was developed for people with limited mobility and supports physiotherapy, ergo therapy and sports therapy. Users can train sitting in a wheelchair or from a chair. In supine position, patients use the MOTOmed from the nursing bed or from the therapy bed.
The effortless motor driven movement is ideal for the regulation of muscle tone, loosening stiff muscles and for early mobilization after long rests. Passive training stimulates blood circulation, digestion and joint flexibility.
In motor-supported movement therapy, the function MOTOmed ServoCycling enables easy transition from passive to active training. A motor-supported movement stimulates strength and endurance even with minimal muscle strength.
An active training with own muscle power against finely adjustable resistance levels strengthens leg, arm and upper body muscles and stimulates the cardio-vascular system.
Achieving best therapy goals through interval training
Alternating phases of strain and recreation (intervals) through active and passive training give a higher training stimulus which leads to a better therapy success.
- Promote walking
- Reduce the consequences of lack of movement
- Activate residual muscle strength
- Strengthen the psyche and well-being
- Counteract fatigue
Studies and research results on circulatory disorders in the legs