Why you should limit the number of exercises available to your patients
When using HappyNeuron Pro, you have the option of limiting the cognitive exercises visible to your patient. In fact, this is recommended! The exercises you choose to show are customizable for each patient, making it easier to keep each patient’s treatment on track. Let’s explore why!
While we have 45+ exercises, your patient doesn’t need all of them. Depending on their condition, there are probably a handful of exercises that will be most helpful to their treatment. If they log on and see dozens of exercises that they don’t need to complete, it makes the process on their end more confusing.
The brain can only take in so much information until it becomes overwhelmed. After an injury, oftentimes an individual’s threshold to take in information is decreased. Stress can negatively impact an individual’s willingness to engage with exercises and continue with therapy. You may increase their willingness to engage by decreasing the number of exercises available.
Maintain accurate reports
If patients are given access to all exercises, there’s a chance that they may accidentally play the wrong game, or play other games out of curiosity. This can skew the reporting for clinicians so that it’s more difficult to track patient progress on your end.
When patients see only the exercises that are assigned to them, they are more likely to complete exercises in a timely manner and without confusion. They can then repeat their cognitive workout routine regularly. Repetition is key for success! When completing exercises isn’t an overwhelming process for the patient, they can more easily stick with the routine and see results over time. This routine also gives them a sense of ownership and control over their therapy.
Limiting the number of exercises available to your patients is helpful for both of you! Doing so will help to avoid overwhelm, maintain accurate reporting, and streamline the therapy process. If you ever have questions about which exercises are best for your patients or any questions about using the program, be sure to reach out to a Product Specialist! We’re here to help.
If you’re new to HappyNeuron Pro, learn more about the program on our site!