DAVID helps patients to gain confidence through correct movement

In the Dutch medical center FMC Verzijden, all physiotherapy processes are built around the DAVID Spine Concept. In this blog, the manager and one of the physiotherapists at the center – Gijs van den Boogaart tells us how DAVID technology helps people with psychological issues to overcome their fear of exercise therapy.

FMC Verzijden has a great network of doctors and other medical specialists who refer clients to them. In addition, there are some people who come especially for training with the DAVID devices. These patients are familiar with the technology and want to continue training with the world’s best solution. Positive user experience and health improvements are what drive them to continue exercising with DAVID.

physiotherapy and rehabilitation in FMC Verzijden Gijs van den Boogaart and his colleagues at the FMC Verzijden medical center


Technology that reduces patient’s anxiety and fear

Continuous severe pain affects every aspect of life, in particular, mental health. Most of the chronic pain clients in FMC Verzijden have faced this problem says Gijs van den Boogaart. The center appreciates the DAVID technology because it helps to reduce the patient’s anxiety and fear of exercise and movement. The technology allows for carefully targeted movement and controlled loading. Training on the devices decreases the chance of the patient making incorrect movements due to the joint-specific isolating concept. This is especially important for anxious patients because their expectation is that every movement is painful. “Training on DAVID devices gives great confidence. The devices are well adjustable for each patient and provide a controlled-way of exercising” – emphasizes Gijs van den Boogaart.


We made a conscious choice when we chose DAVID devices



Dutch physiotherapy clinic with pain treatment


Software that helps in patient testing and motivation

Van den Boogaart also highlights the assistance of the EVE software platform in the clinic’s everyday processes. The platform is beneficial for both, the specialists and the patients. Each new client undergoes testing and receives an individually planned program. During the training, the EVE system gives patients the unique opportunity to watch their training movement in real-life time. The visual guidance of the exercise takes away any worries about incorrect, painful movements. EVE also helps motivate patients to continue rehabilitation because it collects and stores the training progress. Patients can see that they are getting stronger and healthier.

It is encouraging that DAVID technology can help to improve not only physical disorders but psychological ones as well.

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