C-Brace® Leg Orthosis: Therapy exercises 3/16 – Basic exercise: stable standing│ Ottobock

C-Brace® Leg Orthosis: Therapy exercises 3/16 – Basic exercise: stable standing│ Ottobock


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Stable standing In this basic exercise, patients learn to distribute their weight evenly while standing to ensure a stable stance. Patients start by practising shifting their weight from one leg to the other in turns. This also causes them to place weight on the leg with the orthosis. In this way, the patient gains confidence in the C-Brace so that support can be gradually reduced. Make sure to begin every exercise between parallel bars. The therapist puts a paper card under each of the patient’s forefeet to test whether enough weight is being put on the leg with the orthosis. If the card under the leg with the orthosis can be pulled out, this is a sign that the patient is not placing enough weight on the orthosis. This can be demonstrated by shifting the weight as shown here. As soon as the patient is able to maintain their balance, dynamic arm movements ‒ such as fast drumming, exercises with gymnastics rods or ball throwing exercises – can be incorporated in the training. Stance phase training can begin as soon as patients are confident when standing. C-Brace
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