Experiences / Virtual Athletic Club™ – Upper Body Strength and Endurance
Virtual Athletic Club™ – Upper Body Strength and Endurance
Motivate patients to practice upper body compound exercises and reactive movement in this fun, high-paced, engaging environment. Activities in this futuristic athletic club are designed to challenge and improve upper extremity strength and endurance.
Impairments Supported by Virtual Reality
- Bilateral Coordination
- Core Control
- Functional Reach
- Mobility of Joints/Range of Motion (ROM)
- Muscle Tone
- Neuromusculoskeletal Skills
- Psychomotor Skills
- Visual Spatial Skills
Activities in Virtual Athletic Club — archery, boxing, and paddle pong — are designed to improve upper extremity ROM, strength, and endurance.
Focus on upper body active ROM & strengthening in an archery activity. Use one hand to grasp the bow and hold it upright. Use the other hand to hold the string. Aim the bow at the target in front of you, then release the bowstring to shoot the target.
Work on upper body ROM and strengthening in a futuristic boxing activity. Before each punch, twist your torso in the direction of the approaching target, either a red or green arrow. Use the green glove to punch green arrows and the red glove to punch red arrows.
Work on upper body endurance and strengthening by using your hands as paddles to hit balls. Use one or both hands to hit the balls at the launch pad. When a ball is successfully hit, additional balls are added to the mix.
Procedural and operative techniques and considerations are illustrative examples from healthcare provider experience. Healthcare providers’ treatment and technique decisions will vary based on their medical judgment. Individual results may vary depending on patient-specific attributes and other factors.
Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a healthcare provider. Prior to use, please refer to the Instructions for Use (IFU) for complete product indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events, and detailed instructions for use. Please click here for the complete IFU. Please contact your REAL Care Specialist for more information.
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