Care recipient recipient’s cr cr’s toes do not flex much to help with balance while cr is standing rebuilding toe strength and flexibility may help

Try: #the cr sits barefoot in a chair that allows his or herfeet to reach the floor #the caregiver places the washcloth under the cr cr’s foot making sure much of it is under the area between the toes and the ball of the foot #the cr grabs the cloth with the toes lifts and holds the cloth with the toes and then relaxes the toes to drop the cloth on the floor again #the exercise is repeated five to ten times #make a goal of holding the washcloth with the toes for longer and longer periods of time the caregiver can watch the time on a watch or clock with a second hand #look for other exercises that can improve balance through muscle strength and flexibility

Materials: Chair washcloth watch or clock

Categories: Medical Physical

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

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