Exercises and limited mobility?

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Exercises and limited mobility?

Postby Raffaelo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:56 am

My mom's in the wheelchair.

How can she do cardio?

Or does she need to take bisphosphonate?
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Re: Exercises and limited mobility?

Postby ElliotB » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:13 pm

type in

"cardio workout wheelchair"

in your search engine.

You will be surprised at the number of results and many options available to you and her. Can she swim?
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Re: Exercises and limited mobility?

Postby NHE » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:17 pm

Raffaelo wrote:My mom's in the wheelchair.

How can she do cardio?

Has she tried using a Theracycle? These are motorized exercise bikes that offer full or partial assist.

http://www.theracycle.com/

Or does she need to take bisphosphonate?

I'm not a fan of bisphosponate drugs. There are two types of cells that work in tandem for bone remodeling, osteoblasts and osteoclasts. The osteoblasts lay down new bone material while the osteoclasts remove material that needs to be replaced or to make pathways for blood vessel growth for increased circulation. Bisphosphonates inhibit the osteoclasts. While this can lead to denser bone material, it may not be as healthy compared to bones without bisphophonste treatment.

You may wish to read two books that I recall discussing bisphosphonates. Note that it's been a while since I've read them so I can't tell you which might be best at this time

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Re: Exercises and limited mobility?

Postby AntonioBR » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:21 pm

Or does she need to take bisphosphonate?


It is very rare doctors of Coimbra Protocol prescribe bisphosphonate. They try to maintain the treatment as free of drugs as possible.

If she find an workout that she can do 5x or 3x a week for 30 minutes, then she probably will not need to take these drugs.

But, of course only her doctor can attest to that for sure.



Raffaelo wrote:My mom's in the wheelchair.

How can she do cardio?


As Elliot said there are a lot of workout programs available for people with limited mobility. (I also did not know that had so many programs available)


Dr. Mercola has one good article showing 3 different types of exercises for people with limited mobility:
- Cardiovascular exercises;
- Strength training exercises;
- Flexibility exercises
:

Article: Seated Aerobic and Strength Training Exercises for Those with Limited Mobility


In addition, some patients use a Mini Exercise Bike, but they use their hands to do the workout:

Watch a patient of the protocol doing their cardio with a similar product:
https://www.facebook.com/EsclerosisMultipleVitaminaD/videos/240787766329925/


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