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Exercise Prescription in the Home: Mobility

presented by Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C

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It is well known that exercise can help patients at all phases of their rehabilitation, but what exercises are best for patients with soft tissue and joint mobility restrictions? In order to improve function and activity exercises prescribed during this time one needs to enhance mobility without causing any setbacks. This course discusses the physiology behind soft tissue and joint mobility restrictions, how clinicians can use a clinical decision making process for therapeutic exercise prescription, and practical examples of assessing and prescribing exercise for improving mobility. With this information, clinicians enhance patient outcomes through appropriate use of exercise.

Meet Your Instructor

Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C

Dr. Wendy K. Anemaet, a physical therapist since 1989 in home health, acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and skilled nursing, is an associate professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Wendy received her Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and her PhD in Aging Studies from…

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1. The Physiology of Mobility

This chapter details where exercise for mobility fits within the exercise framework. It describes soft tissue and joint mobility restrictions and discusses factors that aid in regaining mobility in order to provide the background for prescribing exercise to enhance mobility.

2. Assessing the Need for and Progress with Mobility Exercise

This chapter describes ways to assess joint range of motion, muscle and soft tissue length, and joint play and end feels. Assessment of these aspects will lay the groundwork for prescribing exercise to enhance joint and soft tissue mobility.

3. Exercises for Mobility

This chapter describes exercises that would improve joint and soft tissue mobility. It includes indications and contraindications, types of exercise, and exercise parameters.

4. Case Application of Exercises for Mobility

This chapter describes a case of a patient with decreased motion in her knee after a total knee arthroplasty. It includes a demonstration of assessment and outcome measurement techniques and exercise prescription for mobility.

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