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A physical therapist is best, but there is a lot one can do on one’s own. This issue of the newsletter has a few helpful exercises:
Low-cost equipment to help exercise is the Theraband, which is just stretchy material in different strengths to provide resistance to movement. Weights are good. An exercise bicycle is good. The problem is to fit the exercise options to the patient’s needs, which is what the PT would do.
It is important not to overwork during recovery. One must do enough exercise to do some good, but not to the point of exhaustion.
I’m sorry that this so vague, but it can’t be made more precise without someone working directly with the patient to set up a regimen.