Month: February 2014

Exercise And Injuries, What Should I Do Now?

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Hip fracture patients may regain mobility faster with at-home exercise

Now the prevailing thought is to give yourself as much rest as possible, take a week or two off and then continue exercising. Yes you the reader could take this approach and that would be perfectly fine, but maybe there might be something else that could be done instead. Well to begin with the writer disagrees with this plan of taking too much rest because unless you the reader have suffered a serious injury, there is no reason why a person cannot continue their exercise routine after a day or two. A person just has to be creative in how they exercise and which parts of their body they can work out. For example, if you suffered a lower body injury then focus you energy of doing upper body exercises until that lower leg or body injury feels better, see the links below.
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Two years after experiencing a hip fracture, more than 80 percent of patients who could previously walk without assistance and climb stairs are unable to resume these activities, Latham said. This immobility, combined with fear of falling, prevents them from doing any activities often leading to a downward spiral in function and quality of life. For their study, Latham and her team worked with 195 functionally-limited older adults who had completed traditional rehabilitation after a hip fracture. Half of the group received cardiovascular nutrition education, while the intervention group received instruction for home rehabilitation including three to four home visits with a physical therapist, training for exercises and goal-setting tools. The exercises mimicked basic tasks participants would need to go about their everyday lives, such as repeatedly sitting in a chair and standing, standing up and reaching high and stepping up and down a step.
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