Is Continuous Passive Motion Good for You?

man on the quadriciser medical device getting therapy

Continuous passive motion (CPM) is widely used in rehabilitative therapy today. CPM moves joints safely and effectively, which can help maintain or reclaim the range of motion and reconnect neural pathways. This gentle, controlled stimulation can help people stay active when other forms of exercise, due to motor impairments, might otherwise be difficult. It can increase blood flow to affected areas, enhance muscle tone and dexterity, and improve gait, among many other positive benefits.

Extensive research has explored the benefits of CPM, showing it is effective in post-operation recovery. It also fulfills a critical need for the treatment of motor-impaired patients.

Benefits at a glance…

CPM has been implemented for multiple subsets of motor-impaired patients, including those affected by cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and stroke(s), leading to promising benefits in the following areas:

• Reduced muscle spasticity or tightness

• Improved joint integrity/stability and range of motion

• Slowed heterotopic ossification (development of bone within soft tissues)

• Increased blood oxygen level

• Sustained neuroplastic changes

• Ability to perform activities of daily living with less difficulty

• Increased joy and positive mindset

How to Get Passive Motion Therapy

When seeking therapy that uses continuous passive motion (CPM), it’s essential to ensure gentle and effective treatments. For such cases, the Quadriciser could be your solution. The Quadriciser offers a combination of both passive motion and continuous therapy. Unlike conventional (CPM) machines that focus on specific joints, the Quadriciser engages the entire body, providing more comprehensive benefits. Its movement patterns closely mimic natural walking or crawling, which is particularly beneficial for individuals unable to initiate movement independently.

Other benefits from using the Quadriciser:

Range of motion
The Quadriciser ensures that joints remain mobile and stable, helping patients regain range of motion more quickly than with conventional physical therapy alone.

Muscle spasticity
It alleviates muscle stiffness and involuntary contractions common in individuals with spasticity and lessens the heterotopic ossification processes.

Brain function
It stimulates motor pathways in the brain and related blood oxygen level-dependent responses.

Confidence
It produces positive mental health benefits for the user.

For more information, download this free report on the Benefits of Continuous Passive Motion