The nurse is preparing an exercise program for a post-stroke patient. This focuses on physical therapy that increases range-of-motion and mobility. The initial exercises start with passive movement. Which of the following activities should be done?

Range of motion exercises

Explanation

• Range of motion exercises are performed with the assistance of another person. The purpose is to maintain mobility and flexibility while the patient is on bed rest or when starting a rehabilitation program for post-stroke patients 

• Incorrect: Isokinetic and isotonic exercises are examples of active exercises that allow the use of greater or full range of motion 

• Incorrect: Endurance exercises such as running, walking, cycling or swimming are used in strengthening the heart muscles

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