Implementation of the Vvik III



Twenty kilometers away from Krakow, the former capital of Poland, at the edge of Primeval Forest of 1000 years and the area of 110 km2, there is the Town of Niepołomice with a fourteenth-century Royal Castle. It is here that the specialist of Vvik III Method will organize 14-day recreational and health stays.

Camp’s program:

I. Diagnosis

Doctor’s recommendations regarding the need and appropriacy of using the method in the case of a given individual, based on:

  1. General assessment
  2. Mobility assessment
  3. Nutritional habit interview
  4. Psychological interview

General assessment:

Medical interview: establishment of any contraindications for physical exercise and appropriate selection of such exercises

Preliminary diagnosis:

  • description of general state of health and physical condition,
  • medical history: circulatory system – hypertension, ischemic heart disease, diabetes,rheumatism, osteoporosis
  • current medication,
  • exercises practiced,
  • diet practiced,
  • risk factors,
  • medical documentation: history, surgical procedures, medications, recommendations,
  • qualifying tests: weight, body mass, lung capacity, abdomen and limbs.

B. Mobility assessment (testing of capabilities and needs for physical exercise):

a) Persons over the age of 60:

  • coffee cup test (carry a full cup of coffee from one table to another located approximately 3 meters away using one hand),
  • psychological check-up, balance, neurological disturbances,
  • sock test (put on a sock while in a sitting position on a chair),
  • stand up from a sitting position and approach a mirror located behind the chair,
  • stand on one leg for 5 seconds,
  • march for 10 steps: monitor distance, time, posture and balance, walking ability,
  • flexibility: scratching one’s back, forward bend, tossing a tennis ball from hand to hand,
  • “stand-and-go” test: assessment of walking ability and balance, the subject sits on a chair and at a signal stands up quickly and walks over a line previously indicated, then returns to the chair.

b) Persons under the age of 60:

  • sock test,
  • 20-degree steps,
  • stand up from a sitting position on the floor,
  • stand on one leg for 5 seconds,
  • march in place for 3 minutes,
  • 10 squats,
  • explosive power (jump rope training),
  • flexibility: scratching one-s back, forward bend.

C. Nutritional habit interview

D. Psychological interview

II. Implementation of the program

Through application of diet, guided physical exercise, massages, walking trips, and relaxation exercises.

Preliminary test and final test of mobility, measurement of fatty tissue and muscle mass, follow-up interview on psychological impact, verification of final results and recommendations.