The patient underwent range of motion exercises
, gentle stretching, and occupational therapy in our clinic.
Anatomic reduction and internal fixation of these fractures with early elbow range of motion exercises
can maintain a functional range of motion [2,3,5,7].
Interestingly, the resistance training literature does not speak to either positive or negative effects on joint range of motion exercises
performed on unstable platforms.
(8,9) It is the belief of the investigators that such blockade effects can assist the patient in progressing with passive range of motion exercises
promptly and more vigorously following surgery.
However, these patients regularly perform aerobic and strengthening exercises and most of them probably also perform daily range of motion exercises
, and to perform the GI exercises on top of this might be considered too much for some participants, as discussed earlier.
Grip-strength exercises and range of motion exercises
, especially for the thumb, may also help, Dr.
The doctor who removed the casts recommended that the patient keep taking warfarin for at least 6 more weeks until removal of the knee immobilizers and the start of range of motion exercises
. The patient was given a prescription to take to the skilled nursing facility to continue warfarin at the discretion of the primary care physician.
This includes range of motion exercises
, such as Codman exercises, or wall walks in which patients face a wall and gradually walk their hands up the wall.
Adding mobility to a problematic joint is also helpful, and may include stretching, range of motion exercises
, and gentle joint mobilizations performed by a physical therapist.