A patient programme is a combination of tests to assess range of motion and physiotherapy exercises to help with rehabilitation. The purpose of a personalised programme is to set the patient realistic tests, targets and exercises linked to their stage of recovery that gently guides them through their recovery.
Suitable ROM tests are selected by the clinician depending on the degree of joint mobility post intervention. For each test, the clinician can specify targets and appropriate exercises. All of the tests and exercises are accompanied by demonstration videos.
For each test, the clinician specifies a comfortable starting position, a start target ROM, an end target ROM and a number of phases. The targets the patient sees are gradually, systematically increased upon successful completion of phases. For each phase, a message of encouragement can be included. Once the patient completes all the phases in a test, they are automatically progressed onto their next test and accompanying exercises, if they have one assigned.
To save time, BPMpathway enables the clinician to set up Default Programmes – prepopulated tests, limits and exercises by joint. This eliminates the need to create tailored programmes for each individual patient and makes patient set-up swift and simple. To ensure that a programme still meets the patient’s specific needs, they can be assigned a Default Programme, which can then be modified as required.
The patient’s software is linked to the their sensor via a unique system identifier that means it automatically downloads the updated settings. Where a patient programme does need adjusting, this is done via the professional software and transmitted over the air to the patient.