Care recipient (cr) has trouble shifting his her weight to stand and walk and needs help strengthening his her hip and pelvis muscles

Try: Suggest that cr try doing the following exercise every day stand facing a countertop or other firm surface for support shift body weight onto the right leg and lift the knee straight return to center with both feet on the floor shift body weight onto the left leg and lift the right leg out to the side keeping the back and knee straight repeat several times alternating lifts

Materials: n/a

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

Information: n/a

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

Keywords: Balance hip pelvis pelvis muscle weight shifting weight shift walking knee knee control body motion control leg motion control lower extremety stroke rehabilitation exercise exercises gross motor coordination motion

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

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