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Restoring Strength and Self-Care with Dynamic Balance and Virtual Rehab Technologies

Restoring Strength and Self-Care with Dynamic Balance and Virtual Rehab Technologies

A 75-year-old woman was admitted to a skilled nursing facility with weakness and inability to perform self-care following hospitalization for spinal abscess and resulting C7-L2 laminectomy (spinal surgery). Prior to hospitalization, she lived in a one-story home, used a rollator walker, and performed self-care tasks independently.


Therapy Protocol

Occupational Therapy

  • 5x/week x 9 weeks

OmniVR® Virtual Rehabilitation System

  • OmniVR® virtual reality exercise performed using Bingo, Carnival, and Picnic activities to increase strength and endurance.

OmniStand® Dynamic Balance System

  • Static and dynamic balance training with OmniStand® for improved control during self-care activities.

Additional Interventions

  • Training for strength, balance, and transfers; self-care management.

OmniVR®

Virtual Rehabilitation

OmniStand®

Dynamic Balance System

The therapist reports that this woman performed OmniVR® activities with a high level of engagement and enjoyment:

During the picnic activity, she kept requesting to repeat the exercise in order to achieve zero errors. She met all her goals, allowing her to return home!

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A 75-year-old woman was admitted to a skilled nursing facility with weakness and inability to perform self-care following hospitalization for spinal abscess and resulting C7-L2 laminectomy (spinal surgery). Prior to hospitalization, she lived in a one-story home, used a rollator walker, and performed self-care tasks independently. Discover how her care team used OmniVR and OmniStand to help her regain her strength and return home.

Patient Testimonial – James M.

James had his left lower leg amputated due to a history of diabetes. During prosthetic training, he developed a blood-filled blister (wound) on his residual limb and was unable to continue wearing the prosthesis. He was treated with OmniSWD® for wound healing as part of therapy, and in only four days, his blister was completely healed!

Diathermy helped heal the wound on my limb and allowed me to get back into my prosthesis in a short amount of time!

James M.

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