Monday, November 7th, 2016
The ReJoyce keeps patients’ attention, is appropriate for multiple diagnoses, can be adapted to meet a variety of patient goals and treatment plans, and is really user-friendly and quick to set up. Whether I am working on hand grasp, finger pinch, wrist agility, or just overall engagement, the ReJoyce is fun to work with and motivates patients to achieve new levels of rehabilitation. I would venture to say that it works with almost every patient who walks in my door.
One of the surprising applications is with patients who suffer from cognitive deficits. Patients are able to work with the SaeboReJoyce longer and harder because they don’t get bored. They can really wear themselves out without even knowing it! At first I was using the ReJoyce with my younger patients, who grew up playing video games, but not with older patients. Then I tried it with an 86 year-old patient and I was surprised to see that she loved working with it as well. She became very competitive and wanted to win, which was a great step forward for someone who was struggling to engage in therapy.
The only real problem with the SaeboReJoyce in our outpatient department is that the inpatient therapists like to steal it! We are a Stroke Center of Excellence and we see a large number of stroke patients so we are hoping to purchase another one next year so we won’t have to share!