Care recipient (cr) has weak ankle strength

Try: Ask the cr to follow these instructions for exercising on the stairs #step up with both feet on the first step concentrate on the contracting muscles in the ankle #ensure the foot is fully supported by the step do not leave parts of the ankles hanging over the edge of the step #once up on the step concentrate on the ankle muscles relaxing just slightly #step back down off of the step and again concentrate on contracting muscles in the ankle

Materials: The stairs

Categories: Medical Physical, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

Information: Use a regular size step this exercise involves simply stepping up the stair and then back down

References: Adapted from the internet website www eldergym com

Keywords: Ankles exercise strength

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

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