PT in Rorschach, Switzerland
Successful integration of the Valedo therapy concept
To create the most suitable therapy plan for his patients, Wilbert Derksen plans and discusses the exercises with them beforehand. "The patient can plan the movement and then train as part of the exercises," explains Wilbert. As the patient improves, Wilbert increases the difficulty level to maintain the challenge and the progress. Once they learn the correct movements, the patients can also train at home with the Valedo. "For me as a physiotherapist, it is extremely important that my patients also exercise at home. If they don’t, we make very slow progress in remedying their back pain." When he started working with the Valedo Therapy Concept, Wilbert thought the devices would only attract a specific patient group. "I initially thought that this therapy would only be of interest to young male patients. However, I found out that the ValedoMotion and the Valedo are equally suitable and highly motivating for all my patients." With the Valedo Therapy Concept, he not only motivated his existing patients, but also received many new ones by promoting this therapy. In addition to the therapy at his clinic in Rorschach, Switzerland, Wilbert's patients have the opportunity to rent or buy the Valedo from Wilbert for therapy at home. "Thanks to Valedo, I now have the opportunity to see the type of exercises they do and how often – and I can track their progress. The most motivating aspect is actually seeing their progress with regard to accuracy, fluidity and isolation. Most important is seeing, how much they enjoy training with the software."