Movement is the precondition for a healthy physical development. In order for children with physical limitations to act out their natural desire for movement, the therapy device MOTOmed gracile12 adapts perfectly to the child’s physique.
The MOTOmed gracile12 has a pedal distance that enables a training in axial alignment even with small hip width. The height-adjustable foot shells can be adapted easily to the child’s body size and to the chair or wheelchair.
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!
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
- Reduce spasticity
- Activate residual muscle strength
- Strengthen the psyche and well-being
- Counteract fatigue
Scientific studies based on the MOTOmed movement therapy with children with neurological conditions
Nurmatova S., Khamraev F., Mirzaev A., Diehl, W. (2012). Effectiveness of motor-assisted MOTOmed movement therapy in the rehabilitation of children diagnosed with infantile cerebral parese. Nevrologiya, 1(53), 34-37.
Shen M, Li ZP, Cuy Y, et al. Effects of Motomed Gracile Leg Training on the Lower Limbs Function in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Cin J Rehabil Theory Practice 2009; 9: 828-829.