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Exercise Prescription in the Home: Stability & Motor Control

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 who lack stability, initiation, and motor control? In order to improve function and activity and progress safely into performance improvement and advanced skills, exercises prescribed during this time need to focus on facilitating stability and motor control. This course discusses the physiology behind stability, performance initiation and motor control, how clinicians can use a clinical decision making process for therapeutic exercise prescription, and practical examples of assessing and prescribing exercise for improving these areas. With this information clinicians enhance patient outcomes, safety, and optimal movement 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 Performance Initiation, Stability, and Motor Control

This chapter details where exercise for initiation, stability, and motor control fits within the exercise framework. It describes the relationship of performance initiation, stability, and motor control and discusses the importance of exercises to enhance these.

2. Assessing the Need for and Progress with Performance Initiation, Stability, and Motor Control Exercise

This chapter describes various methods for assessing the need for exercises for stability, motor control, and performance initiation of muscle, cardiovascular, and balance. These methods may also be used for outcome assessment to gauge the effectiveness of your exercise prescription.

3. Exercises for Performance Initiation, Stability, and Motor Control

We'll describe exercises that would enhance stability and motor control and assist in muscle, balance, and cardiovascular performance initiation. It includes indications and contraindications, types of exercise, and exercise parameters.

4. Case Application of Exercises for Performance Initiation, Stability, and Motor Control

In our final chapter of this course we describe a case of a patient with decreased muscle activation, stability, and motor control after a total knee arthroplasty. It includes a demonstration of assessment and outcome measurement techniques and exercise prescription for enhancing performance initiation, stability, and motor control.

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