Volume : IX, Issue : III, March - 2020

The short term and long term outcomes of motivating factors for exercise in Geriatric people - A Case study.

Jigna Panchmatia, Zoeb Rangwala

Abstract :

The purpose of this study is to discuss various treatment strategies used in a patient belonging to the geriatric population, to keep them motivated and engaged in exercises, thereby helping them to improve their performance in activities of daily living and their social participation. This is a case report of 85year old female with several medical problems. Apart from using traditional methods commonly used in the geriatric population, motivating treatment strategies like Task oriented Activities, treadmill training, recreational activities, reformer pilates training and effective communication skills were used. These factors have shown superior results as compared to traditional exercises in long term rehabilitation. After 6 weeks of therapy, there was improvement in One Leg Stance Time, Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance (CTSIB) and walking speed. Her balance improved and her fear of falling decreased. Thus we conclude that if we use effective treatment strategies targeting the functional activities, which keeps the patient engaged and motivated, then a long term effective exercise program can be designed for an elderly patient.

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THE SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM OUTCOMES OF MOTIVATING FACTORS FOR EXERCISE IN GERIATRIC PEOPLE - A CASE STUDY., Jigna Panchmatia, Zoeb Rangwala PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-3 | March-2020


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