Aging is a process that runs differently in every individual. Some of the elderly people are still in the middle of life, while others already need professional assistance. The motor-driven, motor-assisted MOTOmed movement therapy enables elderly people to influence the process of aging positively.
The feature MOTOmed "ServoCycling" enables even unathletic elderly people to enter into movement training and to increase the resistance level systematically. Through finely adjustable resistance levels, the MOTOmed provides an active movement from low to high level. The motor of the MOTOmed movement therapy device takes over as soon as the active training becomes too exhausting. In addition to the "recovery effect", the passive movement also loosens painful tensions, stimulates blood circulation, reduces water retention and can have a beneficial effect on rheumatism and arthritis. Regular MOTOmed exercise promotes sustainable mobility for daily requirements.
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.
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!
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.
- Reducing consequences of lack of movement e.g. circulation problems, joint stiffness, digestion and urination problems, osteoporosis, water accumulation in the legs (edemas), cardio and circulatory weakness, hypertension, metabolic disorders (diabetes mellitus).
- Increasing physical and mental fitness
- Reducing fatigue and exhaustion
Study literature about the benefit of MOTOmed movement therapy for the elderly
Diehl W., Schüle K., Kaiser T. (2008). Apparativ-assistives Bewegungstraining der unteren Extremitäten in der geriatrischen Rehabilitation. NeuroGeriatrie, 5(1), 3-12.