Medical practitioners, specifically physiotherapists, can use the FITLIGHT Trainer as physical therapy equipment to rehabilitate clients from injuries as well as utilize the system for more complex diagnosis. The lights can be positioned by the physiotherapist to improve range of motion, strength, coordination, and proprioception of an injured extremity.
By varying the position of the lights, the therapist can also target static and dynamic balance. The FITLIGHT Trainer can be programmed to increase the repetitions as desired, and the degree of difficulty as the patient improves.
The data collected from the system gives the physiotherapist tangible information that can be used to increase or decrease the exercise load, and also assist in determining the rate of recovery. This is all done under the control of the FITLIGHT Trainer program as defined by the physiotherapist for the specific injury or condition being treated.
During the rehabilitation phase, the physiotherapist can use the FITLIGHT Trainer as rehabilitation equipment to execute a series of planned and unplanned movements that are typical of the regular routines the user performs. The recorded data from this rehabilitation equipment would be invaluable in assessing the patients’ recovery and determining a more accurate prognosis for return to pre-injury for pre-morbid status.