We spoke with you on the last day of the conference in San Antonio about a state trooper we have been working with who was hit by a car while parked on the side of the road. She wanted me to forward these pictures and video to get your thoughts on him.
We see him weekly and are unable to see him more often. I have started doing the lateral weight shift activity, seated and with eyes closed. He has been doing this at home with his wife as the facilitator. I have been unsure of what else to send home with him since I do not get a lot of lateral movement. When we first began these new techniques, he only moved his arms. Today he began to move his core and I finally saw some flexion and extension. With this positive change, should I move to with eyes open, etc or should I continue until I get even more flexion and extension? I have also been working on lateral weight shift kneeling with the physio ball, which he has been working on at home. We have been struggling to figure out what activities we can send home with patients when starting out with postural therapy since we see them once a week and not more often. Can you give me guidance on what else I could send?
One additional question. I am also working with a gentleman who becomes extremely dizzy with his eyes closed when seated and doing lateral weight shifting. He feels as if he is going to fall right out of his seat with even the slowest and smallest amount of movement. With eyes open, he feels much steadier. Should I continue to try with eyes open or closed? Since he gets so dizzy, he is unable to feel what his body is doing, which seems to take away from what we are trying to accomplish. Thank you again for your time! It is much appreciated.