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Increase Endurance- Increasing endurance through exercise is beneficial for individuals who have suffered a TBI. Exercise has been shown to help improve; emotional regulation/mood, memory, attention, strength, endurance, balance/coordination and flexibility.
Reward Systems / Keeping it Positive! - Utilized to incentivize adults to comply and follow through with presented tasks. Helps reinforce positive behaviors and expectations. Four common functions of behavior are social attention, tangibles/activities, escape/avoidance and sensory stimulation.
Assist individuals in retaining or resuming their role in the work environment - The long-lasting effects of a post trauma injury can be complex and impact all aspects of the individual’s life. It is important to remember that the capabilities and limitations following a such an injury will vary greatly
Range of motion exercise refers to activity aimed to improving movement of a specific joint. This motion is influenced by several structures: configuration of bone surfaces within the joint, joint capsule, ligaments, tendons, and muscles acting on the joint.
Safe Physical Activities Ideas- Helping individuals with Alzheimer’s/Dementia to attend everyday tasks and activities can boost mood and improve quality of life. Activities can also reduce common dementia behaviors, like agitation, repeated questions, and anger. This keeps them engaged and occupied as well as giving them a way to use