Our goal, as supported by our slogan "life in motion", is to offer the experience of movement in an effective and a validated new way. At THERA-Trainer, we rely on evidence-based therapy to develop effective and affordable device-based concepts, to improve outcomes of neurological and geriatric rehabilitation.
THERA Trainer is driven by proven and latest scientific findings. The following studies validate therapeutic effectiveness, safety and reliability of THERA-Trainer solutions.
Product line Cycling
- Dobke, B. et al. (2010): Use of an assistive movement training apparatus in the rehabilitation of stroke patients.
- Jin, H. et al. (2013): Effects of aerobic cycling training on cardiovascular fitness and heart rate recovery in patients with chronic stroke.
- Kim, S. J. et al. (2015): Effects of stationary cycling exercise on the balance and gait abilities of chronic stroke patients.
- Majyo, N. F. et al. (2013): A randomized trial of two home-based exercise programmes to improve functional walking post-stroke.
- Shen, C. et al. (2018): Effects of MOTOmed movement therapy on the mobility and activities of daily living of stroke patients with hemiplegia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
- Tang, A. (2009): Aerobic Capacity, Spatiotemporal Gait Parameters and Functional Capacity in Subacute Stroke.
Early mobilisation and Cycling
- Ambrosino, N. et al (2011): Physiotherapy in critically ill patients
- Burtin, C. et al (2009): Early exercise in critically ill patients enhances short-term functional recovery
- Choong, K et al (2015): In-Bed Mobilization in Critically Ill Children: A Safety and Feasibility Trial
- Clarissa, C. et al (2019): Early mobilisation in mechanically ventilated patients: a systematic integrative review of definitions and activities
- Hodgson, C. et al (2014): Expert consensus and recommendation on safety criteria for active mobilization of mechanically ventilated critically ill adults
- Hodgson, C. et al (2013): Clinical review: Early patient mobilization in the ICU
- Kho, M.E. et al (2019): Multicentre pilot randomised clinical trial of early in-bed cycle ergometry with ventilated patients
- Kho, M.E. et al (2016): TryCYCLE: A Prospective Study of the Safety and Feasibility of Early In-Bed Cycling in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
- Kho, M.E. (2015): Feasibility and safety of in-bed cycling for physical rehabilitation in the intensive care unit
- Nickels, M.R. et al (2020): Acceptability, safety, and feasibility of in-bed cycling with critically ill patients
- Ringdal, M. et al (2018): In-bed cycling in the ICU; patient safety and recollections with motivational effects
- Schaller, S.J. et al (2016): Early, goal-directed mobilisation in the surgical intensive care unit: a randomised controlled trial
- Yu, Li et al (2020): Use of in-bed cycling combined with passive joint activity in acute respiratory failure patients receiving mechanical ventilation
Product line Standing & Balancing
Dynamic & static standing
- Braun, T. et al. (2016): Effects of additional, dynamic supported standing practice on functional recovery in patients with sub-acute stroke: a randomized pilot and feasibility trial.
- Cikajlo, I. et al. (2012): Telerehabilitation using virtual reality task can improve balance in patients with stroke.
- Goljar, N. et al. (2010): Improving balance in subacute stroke patients.
- Mansfield, A. et al (2015): Do measures of reactive balance control predict falls in people with stroke returning to the community?
- Matjacic, Z., Zupan, A. (2006): Effects of dynamic balance training during standing and stepping in patients with hereditary sensory motor neuropathy.
- Matjacic, Z. et al. (2005): Methods for dynamic balance training during standing and stepping.
- Matjacic, Z., Burger H. (2003): Dynamic balance training during standing in people with trans-tibial amputation: a pilot study.
Publications on senso
- Jäggi et al. (2023): Feasibility and effects of cognitive– motor exergames on fall risk factors European Journal of Medical Research Open Access in typical and atypical Parkinson’s inpatients
- Seinsche et al. (2023): Older adults’ needs and requirements for a comprehensive exergame-based telerehabilitation system
- A. Schättin et al. (2021): Design and Evaluation of User-Centered Exergames for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: Multilevel Usability and Feasibility Studies
- Swinnen et al. (2021): The efficacy of exergaming in people with major neurocognitive disorder residing in long-term care facilities
- J. Bakker et al. (2020): Balance training monitoring and individual response during unstable vs. T stable balance Exergaming in elderly adults: Findings from a randomized controlled trial
- Swanenburg et al. (2020): Exergaming with integrated head turn task improves compensatory saccade pattern in some patients with chronic peripheral unilateral vestibular hypofunction
- de Bruin (2019): Playing Exergames Facilitates Central Drive to the Ankle Dorsiflexors During Gait in Older Adults; a Quasi-Experimental Investigation
- Rebsamen et al. (2019): Exergame-Driven High-Intensity Interval Training in Untrained Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Formative One Group Quasi- Experimental Feasibility Trial
- Swanenburg et al. (2018): Exergaming in a Moving Virtual World to Train Vestibular Functions and Gait
- Schaettin et al. (2016): Adaptations of Prefrontal Brain Activity, Executive Functions, and Gait in Healthy Elderly Following Exergame and Balance Training: A Randomized-Controlled Study
Publications on cognitive motor training
- Morat et al. (2019): Effects of stepping exergames under stable versus unstable conditions on balance and strength in healthy community-dwelling older adults: A three-armed randomized controlled trial
- Okubo et al. (2016): Step training improves reaction time, gait and balance and reduces falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis
- Eggenberger et al (2015): Exergame and Balance Training Modulate Prefrontal Brain Activity during Walking and Enhance Executive Function in Older Adults
- van het Reve, D. de Bruin. (2014): Strength-balance supplemented with computerized cognitive training to improve dual task gait and divided attention in older adults: a multicenter randomized-controlled trial
- Theill et al. (2013): Effects of simultaneously performed cognitive and physical training in older adults
- Pichierri et al. (2012): A cognitive-motor intervention using a dance video game to enhance foot placement accuracy and gait under dual task conditions in older adults: a randomized controlled trial
- Pichierri et al. (2011): Cognitive and cognitive-motor interventions affecting physical functioning: A systematic review
- Studentski et al. (2011): Gait Speed and Survival in Older Adults
- Fried et al. (1998): Risk Factors for a 5-Year Mortality in Older Adults
Product line Gait
- Freivogel, S. et al. (2009): Improved walking ability and reduced therapeutic stress with an electromechanical gait device.
- Hesse, S. et al. (2015): Loco-studio: an effective and efficiant locomotion group therapy approach in patients of Phase B, C and D in neuro-rehabilitation.
- Hesse, S. et al. (2008): Robot-assisted upper and lower limb rehabilitation after stroke: walking and hand/arm function.
- Mehrholz, J. et al. (2013): Electromechanical-assisted training for walking after stroke.
- Mehrholz, J. et al. (2018): The improvement of walking ability following stroke – a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
- Pohl, M. et al. (2007): Repetitive locomotor training and physiotherapy improve walking and basic activities of daily living after stroke: a single-blind, randomized multicentre trial (DEutsche GAngtrainerStudie, DEGAS).
- Sale, P. (2013): Robot-assisted walking training for individuals with Parkinson’s disease: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
- Smania, N. et al. (2011): Improved gait after repetitive locomotor training in children with cerebral palsy.
- Tiebel, J. (2019): Modern gait rehabilitation – where are we and where are we going?
- Werner, C. T et al (2002): Treadmill training with partial body weight support and an electromechanical gait trainer for restoration of gait in subacute stroke patients: a randomized crossover study.
- Heart and Stroke Foundation (2019): Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations.
- Intensive Care NSW (2017): Clinical guideline: Physical activity and movement: A guideline for critically ill adults.
- ReMoS Arbeitsgruppe (2015): Rehabilitation der Mobilität nach Schlaganfall (Rehabilitation of mobility after stroke).
- Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (2014): KNGF Guideline Stroke.
- Stroke Foundation (2017): Clinical Management for Stroke Management.