Care recipient (cr) has poor ankle motion due to recovery from moderate paralysis and can’t walk very well

Try: Suggest that cr try doing the following exercise every day stand at arm’s length from the wall knees straight feet planted slightly apart and flat on the floor with equal weight on both feet with the unaffected hand hold affected hand in place against the wall at chest level slowly bend elbows leaning into the wall this places a stretch on the back of the lower legs keep heels on the floor straighten elbows pushing the body away from the wall note if cr’s affected arm is very involved heshe may find this exercise too difficult consult his her doctor and or physical therapist before suggesting this exercise

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance

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References: hope the stroke recovery guide chapter 4 – movement and exerciseby the national stroke associatin 2010 available at www stroke org

Keywords: Ankles weak on one side walking moderate paralysis exercise gross motor coordination

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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