incomplete person

United States
March 29, 2012 10:47pm CST
i have a question....if you're an incomplete person, you have to do ot, is it better to go slow or go normal speed??? there's a series of stretches that we have to do. i try to go normal speed with my client, but her mother wants me to go slow, in which takes more time and she's already got me on a time limit in getting certain things done. this goes for her pt as well. it gets me so frustrated! her therapists haven't told me to go slow and they've all gone normal speed with her. due to circumstances, she's not in therapy right now and we have no clue when she'll be going back so i have to stay on top of all her therapies till we go back. i want to make sure i have my facts together for the next time her mother tells me something that isn't going to be beneficial to my client. i'm looking out for her best interest. we want her to be a complete person again.
2 responses
• India
17 Jul 12
It is better to go slow or normal speed. You should go normally with your clients must, if you want to get more interest. As therapists have not told her to go slow, all should go normal speed. If you think that her mother’s idea is not beneficial to the clients, you should try to make her understood the fact.
• United States
19 Jul 12
on her follow up with the doctor, he advised that we go slow with the first set of stretches so as to warm up the muscles and then go regular pace afterwards. just the way we would warm up our muscles before doing any kind of excercise program, i should do for her. her mom understands that and i agree with it. we now have her getting to the point that she can now stand on her feet by herself. :) :) :) :) :)
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
30 Mar 12
What exactly is an incomplete person? No arms and legs, no brains? I think it depends on the person what to do, how to go when. If you want to activate someone you have to do that and slow is mostly not the way. You have to trigger someone, make it interesting and challenge them to join, work harder. There is nothing wrong with going a few steps faster as used to. This will also be good for the self esteem, since even if you know you can't do that 24/24 you can also say: I did it! I am capable to do so. I would like to know what makes you think it's nt beneficial to your client. Many people are in thereapy for years and years and nothing changes. So can it be your are wrong? Parents see their kids daily mostly for years, it's not said they all lie and are blind for what is possible. Therapy should stop at a certain point and therapist should stop making it last forever.
• United States
30 Mar 12
an incomplete person is...someone that's not quite paralyzed. she was in a vehicle accident 4 yrs ago. the results of this accident, had left her paralyzed until she started to gain some feelings and use of her own body. she does need to be in therapy to keep her muscles from dying and help us come up with more challenging ways to keep her motivated to get full use of her body. her body loosens up more with normal speed. we're supposed to treat her like this is only a temporary situation and make her do some things on her own. if i do these excercises at a slow pace, how is it benefitting her recovery?? it's not like i go at a super fast pace (in which i could hurting certain muscles in the body-that's already happened with a past caregiver) i'm extremely cautious with some of the excercises. my client knows that i won't do anything (intentionally) to hurt her, cause her pain, or discourage her. i'm with her 10 hours a day 5 days a week and 4 hours a day 2 days a week.