The Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Activity in Long Term Care
July 14, 2014•15 min
Hosted by: Eric Tangalos
Guests: Tim Fox, Mimi Jacobs
As people are living longer than ever before with a variety of chronic conditions, modified physical activity can help older patients regain or retain functionality. Indeed, physical therapy is also essential to the recovery of patients who have undergone elective or emergency surgeries. What distinguishes therapeutic exercise from physical activity, and how can exercise programs be tailored to meet the various needs of long-term care residents? How can we effectively "dose" therapeutic exercise, setting up an effective care plan that residents can adhere to? Dr. Tim Fox, founder and executive director of Fox Rehabilitation in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Mimi Jacobs, founding executive director of the non-profit Fox GERI: Geriatric Education & Research Institute, advocate for the benefits of therapeutic exercise in improving quality of life for all patients. Hosted by Dr. Eric Tangalos.