Homemaking skills; balance; body mechanics
Working on standing balance activity, standing endurance activity; eye/hand coordination; and a little fun PT vs PT competition.
IADL of pet care walking the dog and feeding dog. Standing balance, bending, reaching, functional ambulation with IADL with safety awareness.
Dancing to brighten our patient’s day! Focused on dynamic standing balance.
This patient is changing the sheets on her bed. This IADL addresses several deficits including dynamic standing balance, activity endurance tolerance, gait, and problem solving. Balance is challenged several ways by having the patient reach outside her base of support, resisting forces from internal/external perturbations, and reaching at various heights. Activity endurance tolerance is challenged by requiring the patient to be on her feet for several minutes while performing this task. Problem solving is challenged by having the patient locate the clean linen closet in the hallway and finding the correct corners of the fitted sheets.
PT using standing balance, dynamic balance, core strength and endurance. Working on safety so that patient can return home independent. The equipment was made by one of our PT’s daughter.
Gardening with a Long Term care patient that has had multiple falls and has previously refused to participate in any activity.