Relearning movement patterns
Special therapy methods that are based on an uniform and repetitive movement training play an important role in stroke rehabilitation. The frequent repetitions can stimulate the brain’s ability to reorganize itself. Consequently, healthy brain areas are able to acquire the functions of the affected areas. The controlled, smooth motion of the MOTOmed allows exactly this kind of repetitive movement training. Stroke patients can train with the passive movement therapy device from a chair or wheelchair with or without motor-assistance or in passive mode.
The movement therapy can help stroke patients to relearn lost movement patterns. Hand-/ and arm functions and the walking ability can be improved. The leg- and/or arm training can reduce spasticity, improve strength and endurance, positively influence bowel activity and assist coordination. MOTOmed functions and games motivate stroke patients to support the therapeutical treatment effectively at home with the MOTOmed movement therapy.
„The carried out study showed a clear influence of the MOTOmed®-movement therapy device for the improvement of the results from the 2-and 6-minutes- walk test, the comfortable walking-speed as soon as the necessary time for the Timed »Up&Go«-Test [note: clinical test for evaluation of the mobility and the risk of falling.]“
Source: Kamps A, Schüle K. Zyklisches Bewegungstraining der unteren Extremitäten in der Schlaganfallrehabilitation. Neurol Rehabil 2005; 11(5): 1-12.