Maintaining mobility when patients are bedridden is a major issue in rehabilitation. The goal is to limit the deleterious effects of immobilization and continue to stimulate the patient’s joint and muscle abilities. Physiotherapy offers wide possibilities and allows all members to work independently.
Based on these techniques, the DPA Med mobile was developed to mobilize simultaneously the two lower limbs, the pelvis and the spine in the patient’s bed. This global approach makes it possible to work the segmental chains necessary for walking to facilitate rehabilitation and autonomy.
Joint mobilization is a major issue in rehabilitation and concerns a large number of hospital services (orthopedics, geriatrics, neurology, resuscitation, nephrology). Depending on the pathology, mobilization has a goal:
- Preventive: early patient mobilization preserves functional abilities and reduces recovery time. Taking charge of a patient as quickly as possible thus limits the deleterious effects of a patient bedridden. The main objectives are to fight against bedsores, loss of mobility, osteo-articular fibrosis, muscle atrophy and proprioceptive deficit.
- Curative: some pathologies involve long immobilization as in resuscitation or neurology. Even if the initial pathology is treated or stabilized, functional rehabilitation becomes necessary to regain a sufficient level of autonomy for the patient. Mobilization work is then targeted on muscle building, proprioceptive control and balance. The main objective is to work functional movements, in particular verticalization and walking.