PowerCore for Life™
The PowerCore for Life™ System uses video game software to rehabilitate patients with work and sports injuries.
No matter your profession, if you’ve been injured the Prairie Spine and Pain Institute’s new PowerCore for Life™ system can help. Using the Monitored Rehab System software Dr. Kube and his physical therapy team is making rehabilitation easier and more motivational.
“We are the only practice south of I-80 with this combination of software and equipment, which basically combines the physical demands of working out with the engagement of a video game,” said Dr. Richard Kube, Founder and Medical Director at Prairie Spine & Pain Institute. “The combination of engagement and function stimulates the patient to advance more rapidly through the rehab process. The other added benefit is the neuromuscular control achieved while using the equipment.”
Prairie Spine’s new PowerCore for Life™ system works by giving the patient real-time feedback through its sensors and computer software. As a patient performs traditional rehabilitation exercises, their relative position is visually represented on a computer monitor. The computer pushes the patient at various levels all while simulating movement through the desired range of motion. Points are awarded for positive work and deducted for poor performance.
“Usually professional athletes rehab on this system, but at the Prairie Spine and Pain Institute, we’re helping athletes, injured workers and everyday people get back to work faster. It is incredibly valuable in this economy when people need to get back to work faster than ever,” said Dr. Kube, who adds that the Navy SEALS recently bought the same equipment and software to train the Navy SEALS. “There are more than a dozen different programs that the patient can interact with on the computer to do the various rehab exercises.”
The range of motion is set for each patient and weight is adjustable, providing proper intensity for all user levels including kids, geriatrics and competitive athletes.
“The patient will experience an increase in over all power, but also control which is extremely important to not only accelerate the healing process but also to prevent future injury,” said Kube.