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Exercises and tips to manage spasticity

Five exercises and tips to manage spasticity and stretch your tense muscles.

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In this video, we present you 5 exercises and tips to manage spasticity and stretch your muscles.
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0:00 intro
06:08 Weight bearing
14:58 Calf stretching
19:20 Triple flexion stretching
23:29 Triple flexion mouvement
28:38 Piriformis stretching

Let’s do this! 🙂

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The content of this video is presented for educational purposes and cannot replace the advice of a healthcare professional. The content is not to be used for the self-diagnosis or self-treatment of any health, medical or physical condition. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you have pain or if you have any concerns about your health and fitness.

 

Compilation of stretching exercises for spasticity, many in which can be done easily and without the use of a partner at home. This guide of techniques to decrease spasticity was prepared working with an occupational therapist, using these techniques for spasticity, drastic improvement in relief would increase movement was seen and I needed to make these easily available for anyone to easily stretch and feel the benefits in your own home. I and many people with spasticity dont have partners to work with or cannot get to a therapist for sessions often enough, for whatever reason. The stretches and spasticity exercises and in this guide can be done daily and easily in the home.This guide is part of spasticity management, Home Care after a stroke or a traumatic brain injury but can also be used as a guide for stretches to relieve effects of hemiparesis. Note from author: eaders will benefit greatly from this guide and valuable website references In About the Author section, with the , linked to in the book . Also provided at authors website are valuable resources for professional associations, forums, RSS new feeds and social media links where people can make connections with other families or affected people of all ages , links to online rehabilitation and exercise videos, personal blogs and news of research and success stories.Purchasers of the guide will also be able to download and print a PDF of the stretches. Scroll to the top of the page
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Help A Loved one with spasticity by creating a safe home environment, tips for living with spasticity, understanding causes, symptoms, effects, emotional consequences of spasticity, realistic goals, Exercises, Treatment Options plus long term outlook what to expect with this short read in one night. However, the guide expands to the web , books and videos with the helpful resource section.Resources for Spasticity Support Information and News will direct you to support groups, National Associations, Treatment Options , spasticity videos for rehabilitation and articles reports from leading authorities. Covered in this short read are the most commonly used methods of treatment when it comes to treatment for spasticity. Emphasized is the importance of making sure you understand the need to set realistic goals. Treatment options will not cause the spasticity to vanish permanently, and it may take a lifetime of dedicated treatment to regain only a small amount of movement. Still, working toward improving your spasticity or working with a loved one who is suffering can provide some improvement to their quality of life.Many times, those who have family or friends who suffer from spasticity only see the outer effects. This is sometimes true of the sufferers as well. They feel the pain, they see the pain, but they do not always consider the emotional consequences, which can often be just as devastating – and sometimes more so – than the physical consequences. It is also important to consider the point of view of the family and friends who are looking at their loved one who is now suffering from spasticity. Many people simply do not know how to react in these instances. They do not know how to treat the sufferer, and this can cause them to withdraw as well. It is also vital to think about spasticity from the perspective of the caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones at home or in a facility. Caring for a loved one with this condition can be extremely draining both physically and emotionally. The long-term outlook for those who are suffering from spasticity will naturally depend upon the severity of the spasticity, as well as the particular cause. Some patients are able to recover fully or almost fully after they’ve been in an accident that causes temporary symptoms of spasticity. Others have disorders that will cause them to live with it the rest of their life. There are a number of treatment options available, as we’ve already covered. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are always looking for new ways to help their patients and to provide them with better care. With more research and medical advances, there is hope that there will be better methods of helping those who are suffering from the condition. From the author – “I want to be clear in the introduction that I am not a health professional but rather an engineer that has had partial paralysis on one side with the accompanying dropfoot effect and spasticity in varying degrees. This is written with a deep care for my brothers and sisters affected as I have been, plus their families or caretakers.” – Stay Safe
Leon Edward is one of the almost 80% who did not have full recovery and has lived with hemiparesis ad spasticity effects with continuing physical therapy at home, at the gym or pool for decades.Read More …
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