Patient Highlight / Rachel: Upper Body and Range of Motion Rehabilitation
Rachel: Upper Body and Range of Motion Rehabilitation
It’s fun! I have noticed myself getting better every time I perform the activity.
In July 2021, Rachel’s life was upended when she was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with a Covid-19 infection. As a result, Rachel was hospitalized for 120 days, 36 of which she spent intubated and sedated in the intensive care unit.
The road to recovery has not been easy for Rachel, who has faced a series of impairments, including limited range of motion, poor motor skills, upper body muscle weakness and low activity tolerance. Often overwhelmed by her impairments, Rachel has struggled to muster the necessary motivation to engage in her rehabilitation.
Rachel’s therapist, Micah, introduced REAL® System to their rehabilitation sessions to help motivate and engage Rachel. After using the System twice weekly for a month, Rachel felt her attitude toward therapy had improved and that she had become more involved in her rehabilitation.
REAL System has helped me stay motivated and I like the distraction from pain and feel like I can do more in the virtual world.
REAL System allows the patient to have fun in therapy and motivate them to do more.
— Micah, Therapist
I am excited about engaging patients and changing up their therapy world with REAL System.
— Micah, Therapist
Discharged in early November, Rachel is grateful to be home. Determined to overcome her impairments, she strives to improve her upper body strength, core and postural strength, and range of motion, as well as increase her activity level and tolerance, endurance, and pain distraction for her lower back pain.This story is yet another example of how REAL System can play a pivotal role helping rehabilitation patients reach their therapy goals.
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