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Starting a Low Back Monitoring session

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2020 05:28 AM UTC
The Low Back Monitoring session can be used by clinicians to observe the effects of everyday life on the movement patterns of their patient. This module allows clinicians to better understand what may be contributing to a patient’s pain or injury by observing exactly how the patient is moving while they are out of the clinic. It is recommended that you perform a Low Back Live Assessment prior to performing a Monitoring session.

1. From the patient list screen, select the patient you would like to test and select “New Test”. Following the onscreen prompts, select “Low Back” then “Monitoring”.
​2. Push the button on the side of the ViMove2 sensors to turn them on. From the sensor selection screen, tap on the sensors with the corresponding serial numbers.
​3. Peel the Sensor Adhesives off the adhesive roll and apply to the back of the ViMove2 sensors.
​4. Locate the PSIS by palpating the superior aspect of the iliac spine. When located, mark the PSIS by drawing small circles over them.
​5. Use a ruler to draw a horizontal line through the centers of the PSIS circles and place the pelvic (lower) sensor on the body in landscape orientation directly underneath the line.
​6. Using the Low Back fitment template,place the upper sensor on the patient so it sits at T12/L1 level. Ensure the sensor is placed in landscape orientation.
​7. Once the sensors are attached, place the Sensor Overwraps over sensors, ask the patient to bend forward and press down firmly on the sensors.

8. Next, select “I attached both sensors” in the ViMove2 app.
9. Following the on-screen prompts, ensure the top sensor is flashing green and the bottom sensor is flashing blue on the patient. If this is correct, select “Yes” in the ViMove2 app. If the colours are the wrong way select “No, swap colors”.
​10. On the calibration screen follow the on-screen prompts to ensure correct calibration of the ViMove2 sensors.
​11. Select whether to set goals for the patient. If “Set Goals” is selected, proceed to step 12. If “Do Not Set Goals” is selected, proceed to step 13.
​12. Set the total monitoring time for the patient’s session using the “Monitoring Length” slider. Next, set the patient goals for the total amount of time they should spend standing, sitting, active and lying down using the sliders below. Use the “more than” and “less than” to identify the goals that the patient should try to exceed (more than) or stay under (less than). When ready to proceed, select “Set Goals”.

​13. Review your Monitoring session and if ready to proceed select “Start Monitoring”.

14. The patient is now ready to leave the clinic and begin their Low Back Monitoring session. On this screen you can sync your data and invite the patient to use myViMove so they can track their activity levels and record pain alerts.
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