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Acute Intradialytic Exercise
Does anyone have any experience of intradialytic exercise in beds with acute (sicker) patients? Apart from bed Ergometers are there any other options for low level exercise/activity for this group?  
Heitor Ribeiro (not verified)
Hi Paul. We have been using isometric exercises in these cases.
Nancy Verdin (not verified)
I don't know of anything formal in my experience. I wanted to remind the group the upper extremity needs to be included. As lived experience I used to do stretching with isometric contractions Sitting without support with good posture, in bed, edge of the bed, feet flat on the floor with easier knee straightening. A blanket cradle makes L/E exercises iin bed much easier and possibly independent. Just some thoughts. I can tell you that bed exercise was never offered during my hospitalization .. this is wonderful.  
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Thanks for the comments Nancy!   Great insight! Its great to have this site up and running. I hope we can keep building on this!
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