Case Study: Ibtisaam Basier's Journey with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Ibtisaam is 29 and contracted RA at 9 and required an electric wheelchair from age 15. She had pain and stiffness throughout her body with low mobility in her shoulders and hands, and required surgery on the ligaments in her hand.   


Once weekly sessions from 26 February to 4 April 2024. 


Significant pain reduction throughout her body after her first session with normalisation of functionality of her hands, arms, and shoulders. She was scheduled for ligament surgery on her hand but was informed on her consultation 2 days after her first session that the inflammation has subsided, and that her operation was currently not necessary. There have been substantial gains in strength, stamina and improved quality of sleep. She also indicated increased functionality in her hands such improved typing on her cell phone and computer as well as other tasks, as well as improved functionality in her legs.

It’s important to note that Ibtisaam had significant muscle weakness, and particularly weakened hands, and that the lowest setting on the KineDek, 0.5kg with eccentric contraction (reverse pull) minimized, allowed her to do the requisite activity particularly where her hands were involved. 

On 22 April 2024 she sent a message that she is stable, showing no signs of RA, and making steady improvements in strength and balance on her own. Her last session was 11 April 2024. On 28 May, almost 7 weeks after her last session, she indicated that her body was starting to feel heavy again. 

For more on Ibtisaam’s story go to 'My life has been brought to a complete standstill' - Cape Town woman needs new wheelchair

Disclaimer: The above has been feedback from the personal experiences of an individual who have used the KineDek. These accounts are individual to each person and are not to be taken as a guarantee that others will experience the same outcomes. The KineDek is not presented as a cure for any condition. Rather, it serves as an enabler for exercise, particularly for those who may otherwise find traditional forms of exercise challenging or painful. Through its AI-enabled Compensating Resistance Technology (AI-CRT), the KineDek allows individuals to engage in physical activity without perceived pain, strain, or subsequent inflammation. Consequently, users can enjoy the well-documented benefits of "Exercise as Medicine." If you have a serious medical condition, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise regimen.


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