- Non-specific lower back pain
- Stability training of trunk and spinal musculature
- Mobility training of spinal column and pelvic girdle
- Training of body balance and posture
ValedoMotion can be used with patients with the following conditions, but only in consultation and under supervision of the medical expert.
- Problems with the sacroiliac joint (e.g. pelvic girdle pain, blocking)
- Fibromyalgia (persistent, widespread pain and tenderness, generally presents with symptoms of sleep problems, fatigue, joint stiffness, among others)
- Benign hypermobility syndrome (joint or limb pain with attendant symptoms of joint subluxation, joint dislocation, among others)
- Neurological conditions (e.g. stroke patients) less than three months after last incidence
- Neurological conditions (e.g. stroke patients) requiring improved trunk stability and body perception (with little or no apraxia (inability to execute learned purposeful movements))
- Herniated disk, including post-operative state
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), including post-operative state
- Stable vertebral fractures
- Ankylosing spondylitis (type of arthritis that may lead to stiffness or fusion of the vertebrae in the spine) with painful limitation of spinal movement
- Osteoporosis (decrease in bone mass) (light or middling level) with accompanying pain
- Multiple Sclerosis (central nervous system disease) (non-progressive stage) with disturbed body perception
- Parkinson’s disease (progressive nervous system disorder) with disturbed body balance and posture.
Functional training with ValedoMotion is not possible or indicated in every case. In general, ValedoMotion must not be used in the following cases to avoid causing any harm. The following contraindications must therefore be observed, in particular:
- Bone cancer, including spinal tumors or vertebral metastasis
- Instability of the spine, such as unstable vertebral fractures or in spondylolisthesis (forward displacement of a vertebra) (grade II or higher), particularly with neurological signs
- Acute rheumatoid arthritis or acute spondyloarthritis (acute inflammation of bones or joints)
- Infection of bones or joints
- Acute sacral, lumbar or thoracic nerve root entrapments leading to sensorimotor function deficits
- Severe level of osteoporosis (decrease in bone mass) or osteomalacia (bone softening) with latent risk of fracture
- Severe neurological disability, including compression of the spinal cord or cauda equine (bundle of nerves in the lower back), nerve root compression, etc.
- Recent serious accidents (e.g. whiplash, spinal contusion) without prior consultation with a medical expert
- Implanted ferromagnetic materials or active devices within the body
- Spinal fusions within the first three months postoperative
- Skin disease or lesions in the vicinity of sensor placement (including cut or broken skin, eczema, etc.)
- Patients who have been subjected to long-term bed rest
- Having an implanted pacemaker.
The above list does not claim to be exhaustive.
For ValedoMotion, the decision as to whether a patient is suitable for therapy always lies within the competence of the medical expert in charge, who has sole medical responsibility for the treatment. As part of this, the medical expert is required to evaluate the possible risks and adverse effects of the treatment against the potential benefits in each individual case. It is the duty of the medical expert in charge of using the medical device to adapt the therapy sessions and the course of the therapy to the patient’s abilities and best possible solution.
In addition to the above list of contraindications, there are several risk factors, which do not have to exclude a patient from training with ValedoMotion, but require a thorough evaluation of possible risks and adverse effects of the therapy against the potential benefits.
ValedoMotion is not meant to replace the expertise or experience of the medical expert.
Please observe the following risk factors.
- Spondylolisthesis (forward displacement of a vertebra) (grade I without neurological signs)
- Acute spinal disc hernia (e.g. disc herniation) without nerve compression
- Severe cardiovascular or cerebrovascular event, like a myocardial infarction (heart attack), aortic aneurysm (enlargement of the aorta) or stroke, within three months of last incidence
- Severe balance deficits with increased fall risk
- Cognitive deficits which prevent comprehension of exercises
- Epileptic seizure within the past two years which are not controlled medically, or photosensitivity
- Retinal disease which may be exacerbated by watching video game