Self Care (ADL)

 

Introduction to Self Care (ADL)

Self Care contribute to increased self esteem and confidence

Self Care contribute to increased self esteem and confidence

Activities of daily living (ADL) include eating, drinking, functional bathing, grooming, dressing and toileting. Also included are functional transfers, EADL (Electronic Aids for Daily Living) and home management. As soon as it is appropriate, you will be encouraged to perform as many of your own ADLs as you can. You may need to learn new techniques, use assistive devices to compensate for decreased muscle strength and range of motion or to compensate for decreased endurance.

ADL training will begin when your therapist determines that you have enough strength, balance and skill to do these tasks. You may practice these skills with the therapist in the therapy gym or at your bedside. Your cooperation is necessary to obtain the highest level of independence possible.

The techniques described by therapist have been helpful for many patients in achieving partial to total independence with ADLs. Some of the side benefits of ADL practice include increased range of motion and muscle strength, increased general endurance, improved balance and increased flexibility. Independence with ADLs can contribute to increased self esteem and confidence as well. You may practice these techniques and decide with your therapist which activities are easiest to complete in bed, in a chair or in a wheelchair. Over time, the techniques you use for ADLs may change.

 

Where we are

  • 4019 W Waters Ave Ste E
    Tampa, FL 33614

  • (813) 392 2164

  • clients@trspinalclinic.com

Make an Appointment today!
WRITE A REVIEW

OUR TREATMENTS

massage-therapy-small

Massage Therapy

Healthcare providers are recognizing massage therapy as a legitimate aid for back pain and lower back treatments.

Learn More
neuromuscular-reeducation-therapy-small

Neuromuscular Re-education

Neuromuscular re-education is a technique used by rehabilitation therapists to restore normal movement.

Learn More
myofascial-release-therapy-small

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Myofascial therapy relieves soft tissue restrictions that cause pain.

Learn More
ultrasound-small

Ultrasound

As a therapeutic modality, ultrasound is a form of heat treatment for soft tissue injuries to minimize swelling and pain.

Learn More
therapeutic-exercise-therapy-small

Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic exercise therapy involves evaluation of an individual’s movement, physical capabilities, body type, and activity level…

Learn More

Vasopneumatic Device Therapy

Vasopneumatic compression is used to reduce swelling and inflammation following surgery or other injury.

Learn More
electrical-stimulation-small

Electrical Stimulation

Electrotherapy includes a range of treatments using electricity to reduce pain, improve circulation, repair tissues, strengthen muscles, and …

Learn More
heat-therapy-small

Heat Therapy

Heat therapy application can help provide lower back pain relief through several mechanisms.

Learn More
cold-therapy-small

Cold Therapy

Application of a cold pack or ice placed in a plastic bag and wrapped in a towel is one of the most effective pain relief treatments available.

Learn More
paraffin-bath-therapy-small

Paraffin Bath

Paraffin is prescribed in the post-inflammatory phase of injury and for chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and others.

Learn More
vibration-therapy-small

Vibration Therapy

Vibration therapy can provide noticeable benefits for your spine and joints, force to contract and relax your muscles and trigger tissue stimulation…

Learn More
machanical-traction-therapy-small

Mechanical Traction

Mechanical Traction Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving back pain and/or leg pain.

Learn More
self-care-therapy-small

Self Care (ADL)

You may need to learn new techniques, use assistive devices to compensate for decreased muscle strength and range of motion or to compensate for decreased endurance.

Learn More
gait-training-small

Gait training

Gait training can require a lot of work and be a long process, so it is important to tell you what you can expect…

Learn More
manual-therapy-small

Manual therapy

In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to …

Learn More

Deep Tissue

Unlike most traditional massage, deep tissue massage is often used to target specific trouble spots after an accident or injury …

Learn More
cold-laser-therapy-small

Cold Laser

Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure, also does not involve taking any medications, and many patients prefer to avoid taking medications.

Learn More
iontophoresis-treatments-small

Iontophoresis treatment

Iontophoresis is a therapeutic modality often used by physical therapists to administer medication into your body through your skin.

Learn More

Kinesiology tape

The Kinesiology Tape treatment is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process…

Learn More

INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT NOW !