[Video] Niels Reduced His Contractures Significantly After Just a Year in the Innowalk
Due to immobilization after a leg fracture, Niels developed serious knee contractures. Thanks to intense and persistent training in the Innowalk, he was able to reduce his contractures significantly.
Niels is a twelve-year-old Norwegian boy with Duchenne. He lost his ability to walk at the age of eleven and has used manual and electric wheelchairs ever since. About a year ago, Niels was unlucky and broke his leg. As he had to wear a cast during his recovery, he became immobilized and developed contractures in both knees. As a countermeasure, Niels started working out in the Innowalk on a daily basis. He managed to reduce his contractures from 30 to 15 degrees in just a year of training, and in addition to the physiological benefits, he experienced a significant positive change in his mood and energy levels.
Read also: What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?
In this video, Niels and his mother Kristine share their experience with the Innowalk:
Rikke Damkjær Moen brings many years of experience as clinical physiotherapist to the Made for Movement team. Her mission is to ensure that everybody, regardless of mobility problems, should be able to experience the joy and health benefits of physical activity. As our Medical Manager, Rikke is passionate about sharing knowledge so that individuals with special needs, families, and clinicians can discover the possibilities and solutions provided by Made for Movement.
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