Therapy examples from patients

Trauma Surgery

Accident: fall from a great height (patient 52 years)

Diagnoses: tibia and fibula fractures on both sides, comminuted fracture of the heel and ankle bone on the right, fracture L4

Therapy: 8 weeks after the accident

Passive-assisted movement of the right ankle joint

Passive-assistive movement of the right leg

Gentle muscle strengthening of the left leg

Therapy result 15 weeks after the accident and 12 weeks after the last operation (that was the surgical treatment of the right heel bone)

Therapy: Muscle strengthening left leg with 20 kg

Partial load, gentle muscle strengthening of the right leg with 2 forearm crutches

Patient M.:
“In the fall I had a fall from a great height, which I survived with severe fractures in both legs and a vertebra.
After a long stay in hospital, mainly in a lying position, the Schaffarik-board was the only way for me to build up my leg muscles again without getting up. This also reactivated mobility and sensors in the ankle and knee.
An ingenious, light therapy tool that I could use easily at home. Without the Schaffarik board, my recovery would certainly not have progressed so fast.”

Patient after surgically treated tibial plateau fracture: Therapy after the 7th week postoperatively:

Therapy duration: 15 - 20 min.

Walking comparison before and after therapy

Patient with genu valgum 8°, therapy session in the 4th week
post-operation anterior cruciate ligament and lateral stabilization

First video sequence: Activation of the hamstrings against gravity
The patient has to press the device actively into the couch with his heel.
Very demanding for sensomotricity- wobbling movements of the device can be seen

Second video sequence: isometric activation of the pronators (rubber band is attached close to the big toe)
to stabilize the genu valgum for walking
Subjective feeling of stability increases from 5 to 8 (VAS from 0-10)

Third video sequence: Activation of the extensors with the limit bar (rubber bands next tot he ankle)

2 photos: Check of the extension using a plurimeter (> 60°)

Fourth video sequence: Simultaneous activation of the extensors AND the pronators by splitting the rubber bands medial
Very demanding for sensomotricity


Patient with pronounced coxarthrosis on the right, pain in the right groin increases when climbing

Therapy: active trunk lengthening

Repetition: 4 x 20 with a 2-minute break each time

Pain before therapy: VAS 5.5

Pain after therapy: VAS 3.6

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