In the present study, the most common method of treating stump contractures was active exercise
Passive exercises (or exercises that produce low-levels of muscle activity as determined with EMG) commence between 0-8 weeks and most protocols progress to active exercises
between 6 and 8 weeks.
Jane's PT interventions are described in Table 3, which included a progression from active exercises
in bed, to resistive and task-specific exercise as Jane improved in strength and endurance.
Any movement in which patient partially or completely engages in moving limb from resting position, through specific movement, and back to resting position.
The research findings reported by Kuehn and his associates, as previously discussed, are limited, but support active exercise
as a means to improve closure for speech (Kuehn1991, 1997; Kuehn et al.
The only other therapy demonstrated to be effective is active exercise
intervention, usually in the form of a walking program.
While an exercise program is part of routine state-of-the-art management of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), the prevalence of this disease climbs with age, and many elderly CHF patients have comorbidities that make them unable to participate in more active exercise
, noted Dr.
A SOMETIMES these cramps can be helped by relaxation, rather than active exercise
. Ask your physio about them.
Dimeo, a rehabilitation and sports medicine specialist at Freiburg University Medical Center in Germany, and his colleagues decided to step into the cancer rehabilitation arena with a pilot study of 32 patients, half of whom participated in an active exercise
"But I am very cautious about recommending active exercise
for people with severe MS," Dr.
Education about the condition, active exercise
Autonomy, the active exercise
of our natural human capacities, is a fundamental right; but it is a right simply because it is essential to human well-being.