Valedo Therapy Concept Aims to Improve Back Health
Switzerland-based company, Hocoma, has designed the Valedo Therapy Concept with sensor technology to help provide a holistic approach for back therapy at the clinic as well as continuing training at home. The concept aims to cover the needs of patients and therapists with motivating therapeutic exercises and high-quality clinical assessments.
While exercise therapy is often a recommended treatment approach for lower back pain, the intensity of activity and patient compliance can become critical in the success of the overall program. Therapy that begins successfully in the clinic can have the home portion fail due to the patient’s lack of motivation, movement awareness, and wrong execution of exercises. According to a media release from Hocoma, the Valedo Therapy Concept can close the gap between clinic and home training for back pain, thereby supporting patients and therapists in reaching their therapy goals.
Part of building success into an overall therapy program can hinge on a high-quality spine analysis. A professional assessment before, during, and after treatment is necessary for providing the basis for suitable and efficient therapy planning. The ValedoShape is designed to offer an easy and reliable way to determine the mobility of each individual spinal segment. The device aims to offer excellent reliability and a high degree of data validity when compared to x-ray images – without radiation exposure. The changes and progress made during the course of treatment become apparent and provide the basis for a suitable therapy planning.
Furthermore, the ValedoMotion can enhance back pain therapy in the clinic. Sensor technology supports therapists in teaching their patients movement control and movement awareness. Wireless sensors are attached to the patient’s skin and are engineered to transfer even small movements of the trunk and pelvis into a motivating game-like environment. The visualization of movements in real time provides feedback to patients and therapists, and supports the education of correct movement patterns.
More information is available at the Hocoma website.