Medical care for children

MOTOmed Gracile

MOTOmed Gracile exercise equipment is available for visitors of the rehabilitation centre.

This equipment is recommended in case of the following diagnoses - multiple sclerosis, stroke, paraplegia, tetraplegia, CP, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological conditions or any type of motor disorders.

The therapy offers:

  • Passive exercise using a motor. The feet or hands are moved using a computerised motor. This type of therapy is of particular importance in the exercise or preparation of paralysed (especially spastic) limbs prior to individual physiotherapy. The legs and arms are in a relaxed state, the muscle tone is self-regulating and gradually decreases.
  • MOTOmed spasticity control function. Muscle cramps may occur suddenly when in active or passive mode, which interrupts the movement. MOTOmed's motion protection feature captures sudden changes in muscle tone, stops the machine and changes the direction of pedal movement, thereby preventing and gradually reducing spasticity. The sensitivity of the machine to spasticity can be adjusted as needed.
  • Servo training - active training with the support of an engine. With the servo function built into the machine, the slightest muscle contractions in even the weakest limbs can be detected, and the motor helps to stimulate active movements. The rehabilitation process in patients with very weak muscles may be initiated early.
  • Active training - similar to active workout on the ergometer, exercising arms or legs separately, with different resistance rates (up to 20 different rates). If necessary, the resistance value and the direction of the movement may be changed.
  • Symmetrical training. As the patient exercises in active mode, the machine displays an analysis of the forces applied by the limbs - showing which limb has weaker pressure on the pedal and, accordingly, the percentage difference. This function is especially important in the exercise of patients with unilateral paralysis.