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Virtual reality exercises for the upper limb

Rehabilitation of the upper limb, particularly the shoulder, elbow and wrist, is essential to regaining optimal mobility and functionality.

 

KineQuantum uses virtual reality to offer innovative and effective rehabilitation sessions. This immersive approach stimulates muscles and joints in a playful way.

 

Therapeutic equipment KineQuantum allows you to perform over thirty different exercises dedicated to upper limb rehabilitation in virtual reality.

Physiotherapy exercises for
upper limb rehabilitation

Shoulder rehabilitation with virtual reality application

Shoulder rehabilitation is necessary in the rehabilitation of the non-operated shoulder or after surgery. KineQuantum's virtual reality exercises are designed to treat these pathologies.

 

Take charge with these exercises, for example, of retractile capsulitis, worries about subacromial conflict or rotator cuff tendons.

Movements of the Shoulder complex

Rehabilitation exercises target global movements of the shoulder joint complex: abduction-adduction, flexion-extension and rotation. These exercises help improve mobility and reduce shoulder pain during physiotherapy.

Scapula
mobility

Scapular mobility is essential for optimal shoulder function. KineQuantum's virtual reality applications allow you to work on scapular antepulsion, abduction and depression.

 

Elbow and wrist rehabilitation in virtual reality

The KineQuantum rehabilitation device offers programs for elbow and wrist rehabilitation;

 

Flexion-extension exercises are offered for elbow mobility and pronosupination for that of the forearm. For wrist rehabilitation, flexion-extension and abduction-adduction exercises are available.

Work on proprioception of the upper limb 

Proprioceptive work is essential for improving perception of upper-limb position and movement.

 

For example, we have developed a exercise for proprioceptive shoulder work to optimize motor control and shoulder stability. In this fun, therapeutic game based on photography, different positions are learned, repeated and integrated.

 

What's more, as with most exercises, it contains adynamic intelligent difficulty system. If the patient fails after several attempts, he returns to the learning phase. This allows the patient to benefit from continuous learning, and avoids a sense of therapeutic failure.

Improve coordination and reflexes
with the therapeutic virtual reality headset

Coordination
work

The therapeutic virtual reality headset offers coordination exercises. The training consists of repetitive practice of bilateral movements symmetrically (identically) or alternately.

 

This type of rehabilitation can also prove useful after a stroke. Indeed, the onset of a stroke can disrupt messages sent from the brain to the muscles, which can affect arm movement.

 

Using coordination exercises in virtual reality, motor control of the affected limb can be improved. This is based on the hypothesis that movement activates neural networks in both hemispheres of the brain. These exercises thus promote neuronal plasticity and improve coordination.

 

Reflex and agility training

Virtual reality rehabilitation exercises contain programs aimed at improving reflexes and agility in sports physiotherapy. For example, KineQuantum offers an innovative visuo-cognitive exercise based on the MOT (multiple objects tracking) principle. In this virtual reality program, the patient has to track several objects in the midst of other distracting objects for a short period of time.

 

This exercise enables your patients to learn to process more information simultaneously, increase their attention span and improve their working memory. Visual and attentional skills are also stimulated.

 

For example, this exercise can have a positive impact on decision making in sports game situations, such as completing a pass in soccer.

HAS recommendations for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke

Immersive virtual reality is recommended by the French National Authority for Health (HAS) as a complement to conventional rehabilitation. The independent scientific public authority recommends the use of virtual reality rehabilitation to improve post-stroke upper limb motor function.

 

KineQuantum offers specialized programs for these patients, helping to improve mobility and coordination.

Global functional rehabilitation

KineQuantum's immersive rehabilitation offers exercises to encourage patients to move without fearand free their movements.

With KineQuantum's playful exercises, patients focus on the objectives of the games rather than on their pain or limitations.

This focus on the playful goal helps them overcome their fear of movement or kinesiophobia. This makes it easier for them to perform movements they would otherwise have avoided.

Muscle strengthening and reathletization

Muscle strengthening is a key aspect of upper limb rehabilitation. KineQuantum's medical video games strengthen shoulder, elbow and wrist muscles in rehabilitation. They help stabilize joints and prevent future injuries. Re-athletizing applications to strengthen the cardiovascular system are available for patients wishing to resume sporting activities after physiotherapy.

 

95%

of equipped healthcare professionals find KineQuantum's upper limb kinetic exercises adapted to their needs

Gaël S., shoulder specialist in Saint Jean de Védas

Gaël S., shoulder physiotherapist in Saint-Jean-de-Védas

KineQuantum is really effective in my practice. I was particularly impressed when I saw one of my patients raise his arms higher than ever before. I filmed the moment so I could show it to him afterwards - he was amazed and delighted himself.

Source: satisfaction survey carried out among 122 therapists equipped with KineQuantum between 2022 and March 2024.

Offer your patients a innovative, holistic management of shoulder, elbow and wrist disorders. Integrate virtual reality into your in-office rehabilitation sessions.

 

The therapeutic exercises in the KineQuantum tool are designed to improve mobility, strengthen muscles and relieve pain during sessions. All while making physical therapy more engaging and motivating.

 

How can KineQuantum upper limb rehabilitation equipment enrich your physical therapy practice? Make an appointment today to find out.

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