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Don't forget to ask the doctor or physical therapist for the "range of motion" exercises that they prescribe for your loved one or client. Go through the routines according to the schedule that the professional recommends.

Some home health care agencies prohibit "massage therapy" by aides as part of their general policy. While there are reasons for having that type of policy, you should not let that get in the way of proper care.

If your loved one or client is diabetic, don't forget the foot, finger and other localized massages necessary for proper circulation.

The link below is to a University of Washington website that has quite a few range of motion videos.

Univ of Washington - Range of Motion exercises
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