The question of the use of trainer of MOTO - med is examined in the article in complex physical therapy

K. Bandurina, A. Fedorchenko
2020 Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 15. Scientific and pedagogical problems of physical culture (physical culture and sports)  
As one of technologies of restoration treatment of children with a cerebral palsy, that is sent to normalization of muscular tonus, decline of spasticity of muscular groups and neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders, improvements of blood supply and exchange processes in cerebral fabric, improvement of motive possibilities and walking. MOTO- med motor mechanotherapy has been developed for people with physical disabilities and complements physical therapy, ergotherapy and sports therapy.
more » ... s can exercise while wheelchair or chair. In the supine position, patients can use MOTO-med from the bed or from the treatment couch. To ensure safety during classes, MOTOmed devices have special software installed: motion protection" function stops the rotation of the simulator pedals. It doesn't matter how the overall muscular tension changes, the level of "movement protection" does not always remain constant, but adapts to changes and therefore always remains optimally sensitive. This function is used on all MOTOmed models using sensitive sensors. "Spasm control" program with automatic change of direction of pedal rotation reduces muscle spasticity in accordance with the following therapeutic principle: flexor spasticity is reduced due to slow straightening, and extensor spasticity is due to limb flexion. During the operation of this program, the electric motor smoothly stops the rotation of the pedals. the muscles of the legs / arms relax, and after a short pause, a smooth change in the direction of rotation of the pedals occurs. This process is repeated until the cramping stops. Sessions of mechanotherapy on the trainer of MOTO - med help children with physical limitations to realize their natural necessity to motion.
doi:10.31392/npu-nc.series15.2019.1(121)20.02 fatcat:srspe3fmdzdufiom64hxsjcbky