The Caregiver Health Volume 3 DVD Exercise: Active & Passive Contains the following training chapters:
Passive Exercises are characterized by gentle movement of the joints by the caregiver in order to prevent stiffening and preserve range of motion.
ARM/HAND – Detailed instructions on how to prevent tightening (contracture) in the shoulder, wrist and finger joints.
NECK - Gentle movement of the head and neck is illustrated in order to maintain vital motions.
LEG/ANKLE - Detailed instructions on gentle movement of the hip, knee and ankle joints in order to preserve motions needed for walking and activities of daily living.
Active exercises are self-initiated, with supervision if needed.
TRUNK (in bed) – Extremely important exercises needed to maintain the ability to move in bed, to sit up and lie down, and to get out of bed.
LEGS (in bed) – Strengthening exercises for the legs to improve walking strength, balance and endurance.
ARMS AND LEGS (sitting) – Demonstration of several exercises useful for maintaining and improving strength in the shoulders and legs while in the seated position.
RESISTANCE – The principles of using minimal and moderate weights to create resistance, and the concept of progression and plateaus are explained and demonstrated in detail.
SITTING BALANCE – Extremely important use of resistance demonstrated to strengthen the trunk and improve sitting balance while seated in the wheelchair.<