Patients with hip or knee endoprosthesis are transferred from acute to subacute or outpatient rehab at an ever earlier stage. In rehab, one of the major goals are the improvement of range of motion of the knee or hip. In addition to individual physiotherapy, it is inevitable that the patient participates in accompanying measures.
In the early stage of rehab, a motor splint is usually utilized. Further on in the rehab process, it is important that the patient starts to become active and to apply his/her own strength. Often, the transition from continuous passive motion with the motor splint to active training on an ergometer turns out to be problematic. Due to a small range of motion, pain or hematoma, the application of a cycle ergometer is not yet possible in many cases.
The motorized MovementTherapySystem MOTOmed is a suitable means to have the patients start early in the rehab process to begin to apply their own strength in fine doses from a chair or wheelchair. This is possible due to the advantageous seating position, the possibility of different pedal adjustments and the special functions such as the SmoothDriveSystem and ServoCycling.
Due to the integrated safety arrangements such as the MovementProtector and the SpasmControl with automatic direction change, patients get confident with the MOTOmed very quickly, even older individuals. The active assistive training with the MOTOmed ServoCycling is especially recommendable for orthopaedic patients. This function allows for a particularly gentle training and is considered to be an optimal measure for quick improvement in case of limited range of motion.
The following training goals can be expected from post surgery patients who do MOTOmed movement therapy training on a daily basis either at home or in rehab:
Call us on 01559 384 097
Email us at Contact
01559 384 097