Care recipient (cr) needs to improve his her ability to shift his her weight and improve his her knee control so that he she can walk better

Try: Suggest that cr try doing the following exercise every day stand with the unaffected side next to a countertop or other firm surface rest the unaffected arm on the surface for support lift the unaffected foot from the floor and stand on the affected leg slowly bend and straighten the leg that is being stood on through a small range of motion try to move smoothly not allowing the knee to buckle when bending or to snap back when straightening repeat the knee bending and straightening several times slowly

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 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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