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Leg Management

Leg Management

Unless you had a prior injury, most of us cannot imagine walking without both of our legs.  We often don’t realize how being able to just ‘get up and go’ without difficulty is such a large source of freedom. Any impairments related to the leg, also called the lower extremity, can impact all forms of mobility including walking, standing, running, climbing etc. Impairing one’s ability to properly use their leg/legs and be ‘mobile’ can put them at risk for falls, decrease their sense of independence, and many times, may cause them to require assistance from someone else in order to get from one place to another. In this guide, we will cover the most common topics related to the lower extremity post stroke.

-Types of loss in the lower extremity which includes movement, the ability to plan for movement, lack or loss of sensation etc

- The impact of attention, vision and/or cognition on leg movement and recovery

-Use it or lose it theory - benefits of all types of movement

- Pain- how to understand it, manage it and attempt to prevent/decrease it 

-safe guarding the upper extremity 

-Understanding swelling also known as edema and how to manage it/attempt to prevent it 

-The difference in leg tightness vs. weakness (you may have heard it referred to as flaccid vs spastic/tone)

-How the survivor and caregiver should move the leg for maximal safety 

-Involving the leg in everyday tasks - the benefits, ideas, how to safely do it

-Common leg bracing

-and more!

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