Our two co-founders, Martine Lauzé and Catherine Lavigne-Pelletier, had the chance to give interviews on LCN, TVA Nouvelles, Salut Bonjour and Le Journal de Montréal to talk about our new adapted physical activity program post COVID-19.
To help seniors regain their muscle strength and motor skills, kinesiologists have developed training programs tailored for people who have survived COVID-19.
“Being hospitalized, just being bedridden, during only seven days at home or in the hospital, can have very serious consequences, for example a loss of muscle strength which can go up to 15%”, said Martine Lauzé, co-founder of NeuroMotrix, in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.
“We imagine someone who is already having a little trouble getting out of a chair […] a period like that of inactivity can make things very, very difficult”, added Ms. Lauzé.
All NeuroMotrix training is done at home. And the oldest participant is 96 years old!
“We are talking about three training sessions per week. It will be physical activities adapted to what people will be able to do at home”, said Catherine Lavigne-Pelletier, co-founder of NeuroMotrix.
“Everyone has a chair and cans with which we can do exercises and a little more reinforcement. We are going to work on cardiovascular capacities. It will really be adapted to the situation of people, depending on their decline or their level of physical capacity, ” said Ms. Lavigne-Pelletier.
We let you discover the TVA news interview: https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2020/06/06/des-entrainements-adaptes-pour-les-survivants-de-la-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR3QKyQc5mwz0d1nLYw-nlrNM46W4jOK05hOo4DNtv8w45tFeQMKa7dDm0g