Care recipient (cr) needs to improve his her balance weight shifting and control so he she can walk better

Try: Suggest that cr try the following exercise every day the starting position is on hands and knees weight should be evenly distributed on both arms and both legs rock in a diagonal direction back toward the right heel as far as possible then as far forward toward the left hand as possible repeat motion several times slowly rocking as far as possible in each direction return to center rock in a diagonal direction toward the right hand move as far back as possible in each direction slowly note for safety an assistant may be nearby to prevent loss of balance

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 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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