Monday, October 26, 2009

Going to the PROM

Well...not exactly. Today is the sixth day after surgery, and we're starting passive range of motion (PROM) exercises with Tango. These involve gently pressing Tango's leg into a series of three positions designed to imitate the motions of walking...done while he's lying on his side. Each movement is held about 10 seconds, and the whole series of three is repeated 10 times...several times a day.

Tango allowed me to do five repetitions of the three-exercise series before deciding he'd had enough and turning onto his other side. Guess that just means we'll be doing more (but shorter) "sets" throughout the day.

I hope to add a video clip of this process in the next day or two.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing he lets you touch his leg at all.
    looking forward to the video.