The physiotherapy consult finds her Berg balance scale is 27/56. She has difficulty transferring, turning, reaching and balancing on one foot. The physio recommends some lower limb strengthening and gait exercises and some mild exercises to help rebuild her wasted quadriceps. It is important that Mrs Scott maintains participation in physical activity, in order to maintain muscle strength and joint range of movement and to improve her balance.
The physiotherapist prescribed specific mobility exercises (including stretches in prone lying) and specific strengthening exercises for hands and her leg extensors (which can be performed as a home program).