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Exercise Prescription in the Home: Tissue Healing

presented by Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C

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It is well known that exercise can help patients at all phases of their rehabilitation, but what exercises are best for patients in the acute healing phases when edema and pain are present? It is important that exercises prescribed during this time not only help reduce the edema and pain, but also do not cause any further damage. This course discusses the physiology behind acute tissue healing, how clinicians can use a clinical decision making process for therapeutic exercise prescription, and practical examples of assessing and prescribing exercise for tissue healing. With this information clinicians enhance patient outcomes through appropriate use of exercise.

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Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C

Dr. Wendy K. Anemaet, a physical therapist since 1989 in home health, acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and skilled nursing, is an associate professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Wendy received her Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and her PhD in Aging Studies from…

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1. The Physiology of Tissue Healing

This chapter details where exercise for tissue healing fits within the exercise framework. It describes the healing process in various types of tissues and discusses factors that aid in tissue healing in order to provide the background for prescribing exercise to enhance tissue healing.

2. Principles and Parameters for Dosing

This chapter describes the signs and symptoms of inflammation that may indicate the need for tissue healing exercise. Once these signs and symptoms are identified, it is important to assess them using various methods including observation, skin temperature, girth measures, and standardized pain assessments.

3. Exercise for Tissue Healing

This chapter describes exercises that would enhance tissue healing. It includes indications and contraindications, types of exercise, and exercise parameters.

4. Case Application of Exercises for Tissue Healing

This chapter describes a case of a patient with edema and pain after a total knee arthroplasty one day prior. It includes a demonstration of assessment and outcome measurement techniques and exercise prescription for tissue healing.

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