Back to fit in life again: Patient activation with the help of digital therapy devices
Niederrhein Klinik, rehabilitation clinic of the St. Augustinus Group, Korschenbroich, Germany
For every age group and the most diverse health conditions
The modern therapy equipment is basically used in all three specialized areas in the Niederrheinklinik. But mainly in oncology. Patients there have overcome diseases such as stomach, intestinal, lung and breast cancer and are already able to move independently again. Many are still limited in terms of stamina and strength, where the digital training can pick up and support through targeted movement activation.
Sometimes the therapy devices are also used in orthopedics. For example, after spinal surgery or with artificial joints. In neurology, on the other hand, training with Pixformance is used less frequently in the clinic. The head of therapy told us that “neurological patients are often more difficult and cognitively unable to perform such training”. However, in general, the patient group that trains with Pixformance is very broad, with a wide variety of health conditions and age groups.
Training with Pixformance is now firmly integrated into the patient’s therapy plans. In some cases, additional programs are also made available.
“The patients are happy to be able to become active again themselves. You are fully motivated, and you are constantly trying to improve. Such enthusiasm is rarely shown for training on the treatment bench”, says Schneider.
The more than 200 functional exercises for independent training are versatile and range from strength and endurance to balance and stability. Exercises with balls, dumbbells, Theraband or in a wheelchair can also be carried out.
“Everything in front of the watchful eyes of the camera, which detects and notes inaccuracies in the execution of the exercise. After each exercise, the patient receives brief feedback on how well it was carried out and what he should pay particular attention to next time”, according to the clinic’s website.