Sheltering Arms Brings Pioneering Rehab Technology to U.S.
(Richmond, Virginia) – Continuing its tradition of offering the best and most innovative technologies, Sheltering Arms announced this week that is has been selected as one of the first United States clinical reference users for the Valedo™Motion lower back pain therapy device from Hocoma.
Lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability in America, and is a leading contributor to missed work in. Many of these sufferers could find relief from functional movement therapy to improve back strength, movement awareness and mobility. The ValedoMotion device is designed with these individuals in mind, as well as those rehabilitating from back injuries.
Wireless sensors that are placed on to the patient’s back sense movement and give feedback in real time. The sensors work in tandem with a motivating game-like environment that guides the patient through exercises specifically designed for low back pain therapy.
The advantages of this new device compared to traditional therapies are numerous. Not only are therapists immediately able to determine if the patient
is performing exercises correctly, the patient is actually entertained with motivating and specific game-like therapy exercises. Awareness of body movements is heightened, as the exercises give precise feedback in real time. Additionally, patient training activities are charted over time, giving both patient and therapy teams an easy way to view progress.
The ValedoMotion, developed by Swiss company Hocoma, has been in wider use in Europe and recently received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for us in the U.S. In addition to Sheltering Arms in Richmond, two other medical centers in the US have been selected as first clinical reference users.
- ValedoMotion brochure (PDF)
- Videos that show demonstrations of the ValedoMotion
- Back pain information from the National Institutes of Health
About Sheltering Arms
Sheltering Arms helps patients find the Power to Overcome the obstacles of illness and injury with a complete range of physical rehabilitation and wellness services. To learn more about Sheltering Arms’ two hospitals and eight outpatient clinics visit http://www.ShelteringArms.com, call 1-877-56-REHAB, or connect with Sheltering Arms on Facebook and Twitter.
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