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Forced Exercise

With the therapeutic movement concept “forced exercise”, the lower extremities of Parkinson’s patients get moved noticeably faster than the symptoms of their disease would normally allow them to do. A group of researchers (Ridgel et al., 2009) from the US found out that movement speeds of up to 90 rpm help to improve Parkinson-related symptoms. Moreover, a significant improvement of the finger’s fine motor skills about 30% could be measured.

Regular movement therapy in combination with medicine is the basis for recent Parkinson’s therapy. The MOTOmed parkinson models (next generation: MOTOmed loop p.l and MOTOmed loop p.la; classic: MOTOmed viva2 Parkinson) have a software-controlled motor, which enables a movement training with high revolution speed. Parkinson patients can either train passively or actively with own muscle strength. Therapy sessions with the MOTOmed viva2 Parkinson can have positive effects on gait ability, balance, akinesia, fine motor skills and posture. Regular therapy training with the MOTOmed viva2 Parkinson also helps to improve Parkinson-related symptoms such as tremor (trembling muscles) and rigor (stiff muscles). 

Scientific study

Laupheimer M, Härtel S, Schmidt S, Bös K. Forced Exercise – Auswirkungen eines MOTOmed-Trainings auf parkinsontypische motorische Dysfunktionen. Neurol Rehabil 2011; 17(5/6): 239-246.

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!


[DE] The new therapy method ''forced exercise'' with the MOTOmed viva2 Parkinso (2:06)
[DE] A report about the MOTOmed viva2 Parkinson on the local TV station Borna (4:36)