The need for individualized healthcare has always been felt among Parkinson’s fighters. However, due to many financial and logistical hurdles, it could never be a reality. Parkinson’s fighters often feel that a therapist spends very little time with them whereas high therapy cost and obligation to drive or arrange transportation to the therapy center add stress.
Understanding that each Parkinson’s fighter is unique, 9zest has designed an app for quality, individualized user experience. The 9zest Parkinson’s Therapy app has indeed transformed the way Parkinson’s has been managed for years. Let’s understand how:
1 . Holistic care
9zest Parkinson’s Therapy generates a personalized program that takes a holistic approach to manage Parkinson’s. A user, who would otherwise sign up only for physical therapy to manage Parkinson’s, also gets benefited by expert guided Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Yoga sessions.
Along with addressing common mobility, speech, walking endurance and dexterity issues in Parkinson’s, the app also addresses muscle – joint pain, sleep disorder and anxiety in Parkinson’s, having dedicated in-app goals for them.
2 . Cost effective
For Parkinson’s fighters who are seeking out for cost-effective therapy solution, the gap between expectation and fulfillment has been widening for years. 9zest Parkinson’s Therapy attempts to fill out these gaps. Just by paying one-fifth of the conventional therapy cost, Parkinson’s fighters can receive expert-guided therapy, right at home.
3 . Hassle-free
Even if an individual opts for at-home therapy, he is always at risk of having less time with the therapist due to a large amount of time consumed in the documentation, re-assessment and answering questions regarding different Parkinson’s symptoms.
Since the Parkinson’s fighter may have trembling hands and impacted handwriting, he/she may even need someone to take notes for the homework. All this manual work can be eliminated if the therapist gives him access to self-assessment the way 9zest does.
The apps use 9zestSmartTM – an artificial intelligence (AI) based engine to design customized therapy to meet the specific needs and disability level of a Parkinson’s fighter. It also features ProgressMeterTM feature to measure the improvement. To keep the user motivated and challenged, the therapy protocol is automatically updated based on the progress made by the user.
4 . Time saving
Going to a therapy center 4-5 times a week can be very burdensome on the Parkinson’s fighter and his/her caregiver. At times, it can consume 4 hours of time in getting ready, going to the center and coming back. If combined, it can take about 32 hours per week of the Parkinson’s fighter’s time and his/her caregiver’s time. Using the app can significantly eliminate number of therapy visits.
5 . Easy to understand
The handouts given to a Parkinson’s fighter for the home workout could be tricky at times, particularly when the patient’s tremors and muscle rigidity make it difficult to hold and read them. Compared to that, the 9zest app can be much user-friendly through easy to follow, audio-video sessions. After all, the app features smooth navigation and an easy to understand program structure.
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This Blog is contributed by Dr. Deepak Kr. Nain. He is a certified therapist who specializes in the field of rehabilitation. Deepak possesses a clinical expertise in prescribing the best solutions to help people with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).