Therapy monitoring is not just beneficial for clinics and therapists, but also patients. Find out more about the experiences of David S.
The young father of three kids loves to really push himself in sportive activities like strength exercises or running, but also enjoys hikes with his family. In 2020 he has suffered from a meniscus injury that causes him to stop sports for a couple of months. Three weeks after surgery we visited David S. at his physiotherapy session with Lisa S. at Circle – Die Gesundheitspraxis, a physiotherapy center in Graz, Austria.
The 6-Minute-Walk-Test evaluates the status-quo
After a short explanation, Lisa typed in some personal data. That is needed to calculate a reference value that is used for displaying potential areas of improvement (for example the balance when walking, speed, step length, etc.). After that, the smartphone that we use is being placed on the lower back of the patient.
Impressions of the test
After the assessment
When the assessement is done, the result is discussed between the physiotherapist and the patient. Lisa S. sees exactly which values are good, okay or offer room for improvement. She can also show the automatically generated graphics to David S. for better understanding and guideline through the therapy planning discussion. Further, the results also may be used an indicator for the waiting time before David S. can start his favourite sports again.
The second assessement
We are very excited to visit David S. again in february. Both sides are, in fact. Mid-february is about the time where the doctors have prognosed that it will be possible to slowly start running again. Until then, we wish David S. all the best for his recovery!