Studies & Results

MoveMor Pilot Studies

“I came down stairs by myself for the first time that I can remember.” ~ Betty W., 89
“I can get in and out of my son’s SUV without help.” ~ Marilyn S., 89
“My feet feel firmer on the ground.” ~ Ginny M., 85
“I’m not leaking anymore.” ~ Marge M., 90

Overview

Results

Over two years of pilot studies show:

  • Better Balance
  • Greater Ankle Flexibility
  • Reduced ADL Scores
  • Stronger Legs
  • Continence Improvements
  • Potential Falls Reduction


The studies below performed the

Take 10 to MoveMor program (10 exercises, 10 reps, 10 minutes)

2016 Feb – April
BIODEX Balance Study
Cindy Senk, Fitness Director, Seabury Active Life Care Community, Bloomfield, CT
Protocol: BIODEX Fall Risk Test | Take 10 to MoveMor | 1 X / week | 12 weeks
Results: 28% Balance improvement

2016 Sept – Nov
Ankle Flexibility & Timed Up & Go (TUG)
Danielle Cannella, MPT, Legacy Healthcare Services, Area Rehab Clinical Specialist, Virginia/DC
Protocol: Goniometer & 10’ TUG | Take 10 to MoveMor| 1-2X/week | 4-6 weeks
Results: Dorsi- & Plantar Flexion improved 1-3 degrees | TUG reduced 0.24 – 31 seconds

Feb 2015 – Aug 2016
Frail Adults: Ankle Flexibility, ADLs, TUG & Falls
Dr. Sara Kyle, Nicoya Health & Lifestyle Management, Dallas, TX
Protocol: Frail adults at 10 communities across the USA | Goniometer, ADL scores, 8’ TUG & Falls Hx
Take 10 to MoveMor | 2X/week | 8 weeks

Results:

  • Statistically significant improvements: Increased ankle range of motion (dorsi- & plantar flexion)
  • Strong and positive correlations: Increased gait speed
  • Positive impact: Reduced fall incidence during intervention
  • Reduced ADL scores: Empower greater independence

2015 – 2020
Dr. Beth Galik, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Study: Behavior and Function-Focused Care of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

  • $1.5 M NIH Grant Study
  • Nurse Study Coordinator and contact, Erin Vigne has seen a variety of improvements in residents. They originally purchased two MoveMor Mobility Trainers in January 2015 and purchased 6 more in May 2015 to benefit additional residents.

2014 Jan – Dec
Manual Muscle Testing & TUG at 5 Communities – 19 Volunteers
PTs and a doctor performed testing at: 2 SNFs, Balfour Senior Living, doctor’s office, InnovAge adult daycare
Protocol: Individual rehabilitation 2-3X/week from 1-8 wks | Group exercise classes 1X/wk for 6 weeks
Results: Stronger quads, hip flexors and anterior tibialis muscles | Reduced 10’ TUG. Our stars: Marjorie W., 87: 10.19 to 8 sec (improved 21%); Margareta L., 93: 17.41 to 12.61 sec (improved 28%)

  • Reduced Fear of Falling (self-reported): From 3 to 2 & 1 (0-none; 1-some; 2-fair; 3-very)

2011 Nov
University Metabolic Study
A local Colorado university doctor was intrigued by MoveMor and performed an informal metabolic study with 8 participants.
Results: 60% increase in metabolism compared to quiet sitting.

MoveMor…Fall Less

Additional study details happily provided upon request.
Study results prove that MoveMor™ can empower older adults to move, live and feel better. With stronger legs, increased ankle flexibility and better balance, the fear & risk of falling is less while the level of independence grows.

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Pilot Study Using MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer for Frail, Long-Term Retirement Home Residents across the United States

 

Sara McVean Kyle, Ph.D., Catherine Reade, MS, RD., Kiran Kanwar, Ph.D., Jana Russell, MS, CTRS

NEEDS ANALYSIS

The MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer is an innovative piece of exercise equipment developed by Resistance Dynamics, Inc in Littleton, Colorado. Previous MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer pilot studies have identified positive results in manual muscle testing, Timed Up and Go, and self-reported fear of falling in a clinical physical therapy setting in long-term care and community based residents, but there has not been a study evaluating the effects on mobility, strength, flexibility, or fall reduction in a designated “frail” population.

PURPOSE

To determine if implementing a simple and brief resistance training program using the MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer will help improve mobility, ankle flexibility, and reduced fall(s), and ADL scores (Activities of Daily Living) during exercise intervention and six months post study.

METHODS

Phase 1 Residents were recruited from two skilled nursing homes; Lakeside in San Antonio, Texas (n=8) and Cottonwood Creek in Round Rock, Texas (n=5). Phase 2 Residents were recruited from a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Orlando Lutheran Towers in Orlando, Florida (n=8). Phase 3 Residents were recruited from Someren Glen in Centennial, Colorado (n=12) and Bonnell Good Samaritan in Greeley, Colorado (n=7) for a total n=39 possible participants in each category.

Independent Variable – Exercise Protocol using MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer.
Dependent Variables – TUG results, ankle flexibility, number of falls and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scores.

The information listed below was collected within a 7 day period prior to intervention and 7 days post intervention of the 8-week exercise program using the MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer. All participants were identified as “frail” based on standardized scores of the Timed up and Go (TUG). Residents who participated in the study were not on a formal physical therapy plan, nor were any other fall reduction interventions enlisted during study time (physical or environment). All residents were 65+ years of age, residing in a long term care setting.

Baseline Measurement prior to Session 1 Participation
1. 8ft Timed Up and Go (if able)
2. Ankle Dorsiflexion (goniometer)
3. Ankle Plantar Flexion<
4. Number of falls in previous 6 months
5. Activities of Daily Living (if applicable)

Post Study Measurement after Week 8
1. 8ft Timed Up and Go (if able)
2. Ankle Dorsiflexion (goniometer)
3. Ankle Plantar Flexion (goniometer)
4. Number of falls 6 months post-test (phase 1 and 2 only)
5. Activities of Daily Living (if applicable)

Exercise Procedures
Take 10 to MoveMor™- 10 exercises, 10 repetitions, 10 minutes (repeated once or twice with a break in between)

Program Length: 8 weeks

Frequency: Two times per week

Exercises: 10

Goal: Address major muscle groups to regain strength, mobility and independence.

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ANALYSIS

Data was first collected on site by the fitness director and then entered into SPSS 22.0 where all analysis was conducted. Paired correlations were used to show the measure of association between the dependent variables and twice weekly exercise intervention using the MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer. Paired t-tests were used to measure the pre and post-test differences of the participants. A 95% confidence interval (p = .05) was used for all analysis.

Paired Sample Statistics

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Paired Sample Correlations

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Paired Samples Test

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CONCLUSION

Using a 95% Confidence Interval (p = .05) Paired T-tests and Paired Samples Correlation show that there is a statistically significant difference between the following variables:

Paired Samples Correlations
• TUG Pre and Post
• Dorsiflexion Left Pre – Dorsiflexion Left Post
• Plantar Left Pre – Plantar Left Post
• Plantar Right Pre – Plantar Right Post
• Falls Post – Falls During

Paired T-Tests
• Dorsiflexion Left Pre – Dorsiflexion Left Post
• Dorsiflexion Right Pre – Dorsiflexion Right Post
• Plantar Left Pre – Plantar Left Post
• Plantar Right Pre – Plantar Right Post
• Falls Pre – Falls During
• Falls Post – Falls During

The post-study tests using the “Take 10 to MoveMor™” exercise protocol clearly show that the MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer has an impact on fall incidence during exercise intervention. An increase in ankle range of motion as measured in dorsi and plantar flexion movements was significant. The mean scores of the Timed up and Go (TUG) show only minimal change in velocity and lack significance with the current sample size.

The paired correlations indicated that TUG scores and use of the exercise intervention are strongly and positively correlated (r = .986, p <0.001)

LIMITATIONS

Activities of Daily Living were not used in paired t-tests because a third of the sample size did not assess ADL’s or give an accurate score through a trained individual with experience scoring Activities of Daily Living. Phase 3 participants are not yet six months post-test to assess falls post study.

There are gaps in data due to physical and cognitive limitations of participants. Additionally, levels of active engagement using the board vary based on physical endurance and function as well as the ability to accurately perform the movements as they are demonstrated.

Regardless of ability, it is important to include exercise requiring lower body resistance training to a frail, older population as an ongoing treatment intervention despite coordinator or the inability to perfectly perform the movement.
MoveMor™ Pilot-Study Results: RAW DATA
Quick snapshot of individual outcomes

Phase 1: Lakeside Skilled Nursing & Cottonwood Creek Nursing (n=13)
February 1, 2015 – April 1, 2015

Participants: AL Residents
tug-test1

**Declined – residents declined TUG test either stating discomfort day of test, disinterested, or cognitive confusion.

KEY
Green: Positive / Improvement
Yellow: Neutral /Positive: Maintenance
Red: Negative / Decline

Phase II: Orlando Lutheran Towers (n = 8)
April – June 2015

Participants: IL Residents
tug-test2

**Declined – residents declined TUG test either stating discomfort day of test, disinterested, or cognitive confusion.
n/a – resident refused or unable to perform test

KEY
Green: Positive / Improvement
Yellow: Neutral/Positive: Maintenance
Red: Negative/ Decline

Phase III: Someren Glen Retirement Community (n=12)
Sept-Nov 2015

Participants: IL Residents
tug-test3

KEY
Green: Positive / Improvement
Yellow: Neutral/Positive: Maintenance
Red: Negative/Decline

Phase III: Good Samaritan Society of Greeley (n=7)
Sept – Nov 2015

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Restorative Nursing
Participants: Wheelchair-bound AL residents with cognitive impairments

KEY
Green: Positive/Improvement
Yellow: Neutral/Positive: Maintenance
Red: Negative/Decline


Pilot-Study Abstract 

Strength and mobility improvements and reduced fear of falling seen with 19 volunteers at five communities!

Objectives:

  • To determine and document patient strength and mobility outcomes using the MoveMor™ Lower Body Trainer (LBT) for one-on-one treatments and exercise classes.
  • To gain feedback on its use from therapists and patients.
  • To assess product design performance in the field; make modifications to improve product function.

Pre- & Post-Tests

Objective Subjective
Manual Muscle Testing
Quadriceps, Hip Flexors and Anterior Tibialis
(progressive scale from 0-5)
Pain Level                                    (0-None, 1-Some, 2-Often, 3-Daily)Fear of Falling (Level of Concern)  (0-None, 1-Some, 2-Fair, 3-Very)
Timed Up & Go (TUG)
(seconds)
Confidence to perform ADL without falling
(0-None, 1- Some, 2-Fair, 3-Very)

Treatment & Results

Skilled Nursing Facility #1 (Privately-Held National Chain)
One-on-one treatment: 2 short-term residents. The MoveMor™ LBT was used every other day in addition to standard rehabilitative therapy. Time range: 11 to 14 days.
Results: Strength improvements at quads, hip flexors, anterior tibialis muscles; improved mobility with reduced TUG. One reported less pain and a reduced fear of falling, the other more confidence.

Skilled Nursing Facility #2 (Privately-Held National Chain)
One-on-one treatment: 2 short-term residents. The MoveMor™ LBT was used every other day in addition to standard rehabilitative therapy. Time range: 6 to 9 days.
Results: Strength improvements at quads, hip flexors, anterior tibialis muscles; increased range of motion at ankle with dorsi-flexion; reduced TUG. One reported reduced pain and fear of falling.

Center for Functional Health
Manual muscle testing: 17 patients. Eight presented with inhibited sartorius and piriformis muscles.
Results: 7 of 8 patients activated these muscles after 3 minutes of MoveMor™ exercise.

Balfour Senior Living
Thirty-minute exercise class once a week for 6 weeks; 11 residents participated. Four completed pre- & post-testing.
Results: Strength improvements at hip flexors and anterior tibialis muscles with no change at quads (all 5/5). Three out of 4 reduced TUG. A 93 y.o. female went from 17.41 to 12.61 seconds – a 28% reduction!

InnovAge (Adult Day Care) 
One-on-one treatment: three participants.  The MoveMor LBT 3-4 days per week; 3 sets of 10 repetitions; 10-15 minutes per session.
Results: Strength improvements at quads, hip flexors and anterior tibialis muscles. Two out of three improved mobility by 6%, one had no change. All three experienced a reduced fear of falling!

Conclusion

  • The MoveMor™ LBT may help to improve strength and mobility in adults and older adults in one-on-one treatments and in exercise classes.
  • Feedback was overwhelmingly positive from therapists and patients.

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Complete Pilot-Study Results

(For science hounds)

Skilled Nursing Facility #1 (SNF)

This SNF is a privately-held organization of over 250 nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the United States. They offer Alzheimer’s care, rehabilitation, assisted living, home health care, adult day care, and other specialized services to meet the needs of their unique community in Parker Colorado (CO).

January – February 2014

Director of Rehabilitation: Maryann Bowles, M.S. PT
Physical Therapists: Desiree Guroux; Desiree Hutchinson

Case Study Volunteers (2):

  • Patient #1: 56 year-old female
  • Patient #2: 67 year-old female
  • Condition: Both short-term patients were recovering from surgery.
  • One-on-One Treatment: #1 – 11 days; #2 – 14 days.
  • Method: The MoveMor™ LBT was used approximately every other day within the time frame, in conjunction with the prescribed rehabilitation program.

Objective Results

MMT Test

Scale (0-5)

Resident
#1

Results

Resident
#2

Results

 

Quads

3+

4

+

4-

4+

+

Hip Flexors

4

4

NC

3+

4

+

Anterior
Tibialis

4

4

NC

4

4+

+

TUG

(Seconds)

29

(Crutches)

17

(No AD)

+

17.48

(FWW)

8

(No AD)

+

Subjective Results

Scale (0-3)

 

Resident
#1

Results

Resident
#2

Results

Pain Level

1

2

3

2

+

Fear of Falling

2

2

NC

3

2

+

Confidence to perform ADL without Falling

2

3

+

3

3

NC

 

Key:
  • +” denotes a positive change
  • “-“ denotes a negative change
  • NC: No Change
  • No AD: No Assistive Device
  • FWW: Front Wheeled Walker
  • MMT: Manual Muscle Test
  • TUG: Timed Up & Go

Results at a Glance

Objective: Resident #1 and #2 both strengthened their quadriceps and improved their mobility as seen with a reduced TUG. Resident #2 also strengthened hip flexor and anterior tibialis muscles, important muscles for gait and balance.
Subjective: Resident #1 reported an increase in pain but more confidence to perform ADL without falling. Resident #2 reported a decrease in pain along with a reduced fear of falling.


Skilled Nursing Facility #2 (SNF)

This SNF is a privately-held organization of nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the United States. They offer short-term in-patient rehabilitation for a wide range of diagnoses from knee surgery to Parkinson’s disease to post-stroke care in Aurora CO.

March – May 2014

Director of Rehabilitation: Sara Hoffman, MPT
Physical Therapist: Michelle Rardin

Case Study Volunteer (2):

  • Patient #1: 57 year-old female
  • Patient #2: 81 year-old male
  • One-on-One Treatment: #1 – 6 days; #2 – 9 days.
  • Method: The MoveMor™ LBT was used every other day within the time frame, in conjunction with the prescribed rehabilitation program.

Objective Results

MMT Test

Scale (0-5)

Resident
#1

Results

Resident
#2

Results

 

Quads

4+

5

+

4-

4+

+

Hip Flexors

4

4+

NC

3+

4

+

Anterior
Tibialis

4

4

NC

4

4+

+

Dorsi-Flexion

21

21

NC

23

25

+

TUG
(Seconds)

11

10

+

30

23

+

Subjective Results

Scale (0-3)

 

Resident
#1

Results

Resident
#2

Results

Pain Level

3

3

NC

2

1

+

Fear of Falling

1

1

NC

2

1

+

Confidence to perform ADL without Falling

3

2

2

2

NC

Key:
  • “+ denotes a positive change
  • denotes a negative change
  • NC: No Change
  • MMT: Manual Muscle Test
  • TUG: Timed Up & Go

Results at a Glance

Objective: Resident #1 and #2 both strengthened their quadriceps and hip flexors as well as improved their mobility as seen with a reduced TUG. Resident #2 also increased anterior tibialis strength, and improved dorsi-flexion.

Subjective: Resident #1 reported no change with daily pain and low level of fear of falling along with reduced confidence to perform ADL without falling. Resident #2 reported a decrease in pain along with a reduced fear of falling.

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Skilled Nursing Facility #2 – One-on-One Therapy (Undocumented)

A variety of physical therapists used the MoveMor™ LBT with their patients per the 16 signed participant release forms. Sara Hoffman, MPT, DOR summarized the therapists’ comments below:

Likes

  • Many therapists like the boards for consistent resistance training
  • Unique multi-planar movement
  • Hip/ knee strengthening capabilities
  • Beneficial for low endurance and wheelchair-bound patients who can’t tolerate standing

Critiques

Issues Solutions
Most of our therapists try to not do much sitting exercise and they felt uncomfortable standing due to fear of loss of balance.
  • Adequate support should always be available when using the MoveMor™ board in the standing position.
  • For additional stability, Resistance Dynamics can provide a Grip Pad to prevent sliding motion of the stabilizing leg.
  • Other patients have reported increased confidence with use of the Grip Pad.
Stress at knee joint may be too much for some patients To reduce knee strain Resistance Dynamics recommends:

  • A lighter resistance level, “Light Beginner.” This works well for seniors with tender knee joints due to surgery, an injury or arthritis. LCCA tested two higher resistance levels including “Heavy Beginner” and “Light Intermediate.”
  • Proper posture while seated. Hips should be aligned or slightly higher than knees to reduce strain.
  • Exercise should always be performed in a pain-free range of motion.

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Center for Functional Health (CFH)

Dr. Scott Monk founded the CFH to help heal his patients who are looking for relief from chronic conditions. He is trained in a wide range of health care techniques such as chiropractic, acupuncture, applied kinesiology and is the founder of Functional Bio-Analysis, a healing technique that combines the best of acupuncture with manual and nutritional therapy. He is an author, speaker and practitioner of alternative medicine in Centennial CO. Dr. Monk also serves as Health Adviser at Resistance Dynamics.

January – April 2014

Doctor: Scott Monk, DC

Total Patients Tested – 17

Of the 8 people with inhibited sartorius and piriformis muscles prior to use, 7 saw facilitation to normal tone after three minutes of MoveMor™ exercise. This portends excellent use for rehabilitation purposes. The eighth person presented with an irritated lumber disc bulge and radiculopathy. Restoration of normal muscular tone was not expected and did not occur in his case under his presenting conditions.

Comments

  • Good workout for the lower legs, outer hips, inner thighs, core and glutes.
  • Would be great to do throughout the morning while at work seated at a desk.
  • Useful rehabilitation tool.

Critiques

Issues Solutions
Toe box is too big for small feet.
  • The toe box was designed as a “one size fits all” to accommodate women and men, with and without flat shoes.
  • Strap size was reduced slightly, and strap extenders were added to meet the needs of larger shoes.
  • The design was made more flexible to accommodate smaller feet.
  • Too much “wiggle” while exercising for those with small feet.
  • Heel cup height was doubled to help secure the feet.
  • The strap design changes should also help.
Tubes will occasionally pop out.
  • The foot bed mold design was modified to address this issue.
Resistance is too low for stronger people, but more than adequate for the general population.
  • We agree! Dr. Monk tested the “Light Intermediate” level (2.7# resistance/tube) which is designed for the general population. For stronger people, we recommend the next higher level “Heavy Intermediate” (3.1# resistance/tube).
  • We also offer greater resistance with light and heavy tubing in the Advanced Fitness level.
Initial complaints of “awkwardness” were easily remedied with seat height adjustments, strap adjustments and repeated use.
  • Yes, proper posture makes a difference. Hips should be slightly higher than or aligned with knees.
  • We have observed a similar quick learning curve with patients in assisted and senior living communities as well.

Balfour Senior Living

Balfour offers seniors independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, nursing home care, and Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care in scenic Louisville CO. Communities in the Boulder and Denver areas provide a full continuum of care.

April – May 2014

Physical Therapist: Rebecca Brunner
Fitness & Wellness Coordinator: Denise Thomas instructed a 30-minute MoveMor™ exercise class once a week for 6-weeks.

  • Eleven independent living residents participated, with four completing pre- and post-testing.*

*(Participant Note: One participant fell and sadly broke his hip. One was transferred to another facility. Two were unable to continue due to schedule conflicts and two missed the last assessment. One completed the class but missed pre-testing.)

Case Study Volunteers (4):

  • Resident #1: 82 year old female
  • Resident #2: 86 year old male
  • Resident #3: 87 year old female
  • Resident #4: 93 year old female

Objective Results

MMT Test

Scale (0-5)

Resident
#1

Results

Resident
#2

Results

 

Quads

4+

5

+

4-

4+

+

Hip Flexors

4

4+

NC

3+

4

+

Anterior
Tibialis

4

4

NC

4

4+

+

Dorsi-Flexion

21

21

NC

23

25

+

TUG
(Seconds)

11

10

+

30

23

+

Subjective Results

Scale (0-3)

 

Resident
#1

Results

Resident
#2

Results

Pain Level

3

3

NC

2

1

+

Fear of Falling

1

1

NC

2

1

+

Confidence to perform ADL without Falling

3

2

2

2

NC

Key:
  • “+” denotes a positive change
  • “-“denotes a negative change
  • NC: No Change
  • MMT: Manual Muscle Test
  • TUG: Timed Up & Go

Residents’ written comments:

  • “Great concept. I wish I could have done more and for a longer period of time.” Herm S, 79 y.o. managing Parkinson’s
  • “Needs to be done more than once a week!” Duke A, 86 y.o.
  • “Class should be every day.” Sonya W, 82 y.o.
  • “The class was pleasant [and] inviting [with] rest periods allowed.” Marjorie W, 86 y.o.
  • “I felt the exercises were good for several muscles in my hip and lower back that I do not use enough. Two days a week would be my preference for exercise class.” Margareta L , 93 y.o.

Critique

Issue Solution
“Sometimes some things [exercises] are hard on my knees. We should probably stop more and drink more water.” Resistance Dynamics recommends a lighter resistance level, to exercise in a pain-free range of motion, listen to your wise body and take breaks as needed.
“I am not convinced that what we did [once a week] reached the level of being therapeutic.” Based on the pre- and post-testing, the MoveMor™ exercise once a week showed strength and mobility improvements.

Verbal Comments

  • “This thing is fantastic!” exclaimed 92 y.o. Betty T. in class one day.
  • At the beginning of a few classes, “Thank you for doing this for us.” Vic M, 90 y.o.
  • Another said, “Strengthening is very important to me because my walking is failing.” Roz S, 88 y.o.
  • Yet another expressed, “I hope they continue giving these classes.” Alice M, 81 y.o.

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FIELD TESTING RESULTS

FIT Physical Therapy

August 2013 – Present

Director of Rehabilitation: Sara Hoffman, MPT
Physical Therapist: Michelle Rardin
Therapist: Vicki Carpenter PT, DPT, MA, OCS
Location: Littleton CO
Unit Count: 1
Fitness Level: Light Intermediate (2.7# resistance/tube)

Product Trial Summary

“It has merit” was Dr. Carpenter’s initial thought about the product. After a year of testing the device in her clinic, she continues to use it with her geriatric and low mobility patients. “In an outpatient setting, I have found the unit to be useful for patients with Parkinson’s disease, balance issues, peripheral neuropathy or other LE mobility issues,” says Dr. Carpenter.
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Foundation Physical Therapy at the Movement & Neuroperformance Center

April 2014 – July 2014

Therapist: Cara Dobbertin, DPT; Dr. Giroux; Sierra Farris PAC
Location: Denver CO
Unit Count: 1
Fitness Level: Light Intermediate (2.7# resistance/tube)

Product Trial Summary

Dr. Dobbertin, Dr. Giroux and Sierra Farris, PA, were interested in observing the potential proprioceptive benefits. A male Parkinson’s patient used it while standing with support, marching in place. After the first session, he reported that he felt his step height had improved.

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Skilled Nursing Facility #1 (Privately-Held National Chain)

January 2014 – Present

Therapist: Maryann Bowles, PT, DOR; Desiree Hutchinson, DPT
Location: Parker CO
Unit Count: 6
Fitness Level: 3 Heavy Beginner (2.3# resistance/tube); 3 Light Intermediate (2.7# resistance/tube)

Product Trial Summary
SNF #1 uses the MoveMor™ LBT in their Fit Class, 20-30 minutes for 3 days per week. The class is instructed by a physical or recreational therapist along with an assistant, to help the 5-6 residents get strapped in and ready to move. Ten repetitions of 10 – 12 multi-planar exercises are performed to strengthen the major muscle groups. Uplifting music and breaks are provided. The series are repeated 2 to 3 times. Residents enjoy the class and social connections. Even those with dementia can easily follow along. For those in a wheel chair, no transfer is necessary.

Dr. Hutchinson likes the MoveMor™ LBT because it is “easy to have several patients working with you [simultaneously] as well as how consistent the resistance is.” Residents enjoy it because “it is easy, fun and makes my legs feel so good!” Some residents ask to use the MoveMor™ board in their private rooms while watching their favorite TV programs.