Precise and repeatable assessments enable a standardized, objective analysis of movement performance parameters such as range of motion, reposition ability, smoothness of movement, isolation capacity and lumbar stability. Documenting your patients’ therapy progress facilitates optimal therapy planning.
Motivating and Fun
An extensive library of clinically validated movement exercises has been designed by therapists, movement scientists and medical doctors to train therapeutically important movements.
The exercises can be tailored according to the patients’ abilities and therapy goals. The exercises are fun and will increase your patients’ motivation for therapy.
After reading about the Valedo in a Swiss magazine, Marian Keller decided to find a clinic that offered this therapy close to her. "I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 38 years ago," Marian explains. "Over the years I acquired some very poor movement patterns. I had difficulties walking and always had to plan accordingly when I was going somewhere I didn't know." After training with the ValedoMotion once a week for a month at Wilbert Derksen's clinic in Rorschach, Switzerland, Marian noticed some major improvements. "I not only improved my mobility, but also my zest for life! I have more energy now, and my everyday routine is much easier." Motivated by the therapy and improvement she sees and feels, Marian looks forward to continuing therapy with the Valedo at home. "I tried so many different types of therapy and it was always very stressful for me. With the ValedoMotion, I not only changed the way I move, but also the way I see and feel my body. It's fantastic!"
Chronic Back Pain
Isabell's congenital spondylolisthesis was causing her some pain but not enough to influence her active life or her daily routine as a therapist. But after suffering two herniated spinal discs in 2013, Isabell experienced severe restriction in her mobility due to pain in her lower back. "I couldn't walk or stand without feeling a radiating pain," she says. "I wasn't able to do therapy sessions with my patients while standing any longer or go running, which is my main hobby." At a medical fair, her husband and physiotherapist, Kevin, learned about the ValedoMotion and decided to try the thera- py with Isabell. "With the ValedoMotion I can target a specific movement and concentrate on improving it," says Isabell. She felt an improvement after every single session and this gave her motivation an additional boost. "This sustainable progress is essential for lower back pain therapy, as it keeps the patient going," she says. Isabell is now able to run more than 3 km without feeling any pain.
ValedoMotion offers objective assessments, didactic tools and motivating movement exercises for back pain therapy.
”When compared to the optoelectronic system, the IMU-system is valid for estimates of trunk movement in the primary movement direction.” (Bauer et al. 2015)
Motivating and Fun
”Patients found the exercises credible and remained motivated for the full duration of the treatment.” (Matheve et al. 2016)
”Sensor-based postural feedback seems more effective to learn a motor control task compared to mirror-feedback or no feedback.” (Matheve et al. 2016)
Further Clinical Evidence and Reports
All our solutions have been thoroughly tested and researched. Numerous studies have proven them to be effective. On our Knowledge Platform we provide an overview of all studies.
"As the accurate sensors of the Valedo Therapy Concept capture even the smallest movements, the feedback for our patients is excellent. As a result, the ValedoMotion is a huge communication aid when practicing, carrying out and measuring the effectiveness of more precise movements. The documentation and reporting functionality visualizes the progress of the therapy. This enables us to explain the goals and therapeutic measures to patients in a clear and concise manner. By understanding these aims, the patients are more motivated and adhere to the therapy and exercises more closely."
PT and owner of Reha-Zentrum Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Successful Integration of the Valedo Therapy Concept
To create the most suitable therapy plan for his patients, Wilbert Derksen plans and discusses the exercises with them beforehand. "The patient can plan the movement and then train as part of the exercises," explains Wilbert. As the patient improves, Wilbert increases the difficulty level to maintain the challenge and the progress. Once they learn the correct movements, the patients can also train at home with the Valedo. "For me as a physiotherapist, it is extremely important that my patients also exercise at home. If they don’t, we make very slow progress in remedying their back pain." When he started working with the Valedo Therapy Concept, Wilbert thought the devices would only attract a specific patient group. "I initially thought that this therapy would only be of interest to young male patients. However, I found out that the ValedoMotion and the Valedo are equally suitable and highly motivating for all my patients." With the Valedo Therapy Concept, he not only motivated his existing patients, but also received many new ones by promoting this therapy. In addition to the therapy at his clinic in Rorschach, Switzerland, Wilbert's patients have the opportunity to rent or buy the Valedo from Wilbert for therapy at home. "Thanks to Valedo, I now have the opportunity to see the type of exercises they do and how often – and I can track their progress. The most motivating aspect is actually seeing their progress with regard to accuracy, fluidity and isolation. Most important is seeing, how much they enjoy training with the software."
PT who successfully uses the Valedo Therapy Concept as part of the daily clinical routine at his clinic in Rorschach, Switzerland.
The ValedoMotion is a great motivational tool
“The ValedoMotion provides real-time visual and audio feedback showing patients whether they are performing exercises correctly. Several patients report feeling muscle soreness the next day, and experience progress in working muscles that have been previously ignored. As therapists, we offer corrections and customize the therapy according to the patient’s needs, abilities and goals. The ValedoMotion is a great motivating tool. Our patients now look forward to their therapy sessions and work harder to improve their previous performance.”
PT, DPT, OCS at Oregon Health & Science University, USA