Type of Article : Case Report
Year: 2014 | Volume 2 | Issue 6 | Page No. 757-761
Date of Publication: 23-11-2014
REHABILITATION OF A QUADRIPERETIC PATIENT: A SINGLE CASE STUDY
Kaur Harmandeep *1, Bhardwaj Meenu 2, Dadia Sadbhawna 3.
*1College of Physiotherapy, Adesh University, Bathinda, Punjab, India.
2College of Physiotherapy, Adesh University, Bathinda, Punjab, India.
3Assistant professor, College Of Physiotherapy, Adesh University Bathinda, Punjab, India.
Corresponding author: Kaur Harmandeep , BPT Intern, College of Physiotherapy, Adesh University, Bathinda, Punjab. VPO Behmana, Distt Patiala Punjab(147101), India.
Background: Physical activity and exercise following a spinal cord injury is a central part of the rehabilitation programme for everyone with a spinal cord injury. However, the level and extent of the injury as well as how much time has passed since the injury is of even greater importance. Patients should be mobilised as soon as medically possible after a spinal cord injury.
In the present study, during the active rehabilitation phase, emphasises of treatment was on maximising functional independence (transfers, self-care including- bathing, toileting, dressing); and later on emphasis was on general fitness, co-ordination and balance.
Outcomes: Level of functional independence was improved i.e. the patient was able to transfer from bed to chair; he was able to stand and walk with the help of walker. He was able to do his self-care, i.e. bathing, toileting, dressing, eating, which was not possible earlier.
KEYWORDS: Cervical spinal cord injury, Quadriparesis, Rehabilitation.
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Kaur Harmandeep, Bhardwaj Meenu, Dadia Sadbhawna. REHABILITATION OF A QUADRIPERETIC PATIENT: A SINGLE CASE STUDY. Int J Physiother Res 2014;2(6):757-761. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2014.649