Low Back Live Training
The Live Training application is an interactive way to work with the patient with real time, visual feedback on their movements. Often clinicians will use aim to retrain movement through placing their hands on a patient and manually re-positioning them. The patient gets tactile feedback as well as verbal feedback and cues. What Live Training allows the patient to do is have real time interactive feedback via a computer screen and live streaming data that’s collected from the sensors.
Live Training can be performed with just the two movement sensors or with the addition of the muscle activity sensors.
The equipment that might be needed is a Fitball for patients to do seated balance and pelvic tilting work.
In Live Training the software is separated into two sections. On the left you’ll see an x and y axis with three floating balls. These balls represent the pelvic and trunk movement sensors as well as the lumbar spine.
There is a legend down the bottom of the computer screen that allows you to enable or switch off any one of these balls depending on what your focus is during this Live Training session. Clicking on an axis will lock the movement of the balls to that plane.
On the right side of the screen is the data lines generated by what the movement sensors are capturing in real time.
It’s not likely that you or the patient will be focusing on both sides of the screen, so we have the potential to be able to increase either the right or the left side.
When you’re focusing on the left side of the screen with the moving balls, we have the ability to draw targets or ellipses that serve as guides and targets for the patient to encourage or restrict particular movement. To do this right click the mouse and generate a grey ellipse on the screen. You can position it anywhere and clicking on it will remove the ellipse if you want to reset in a different position. You can draw as many ellipses as you want to make lots of different targets if you were wanting to encourage general range of motion.