Physical Therapy for Chronic Kidney Disease
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) tend to be deconditioned due to myopathic and atrophic changes brought about by inactivity (Nephr Dial Trans 2005). Research suggests that professionally prescribed resistance training and endurance exercise may be effective to improve functional capacity and quality of life in patients with CKD (Saudi J Kidn Dis Transpl 2015; J Am Soc Nephr 2007).
Patients may be referred to c.h. Physical TherapySM for professionally prescribed exercise therapy using the diagnosis “chronic kidney disease”, in which the physical therapist will identify key impairments during the initial evaluation. Then, under the direction of the physical therapist, the patient will learn how to safely perform a customized resistance training, endurance exercise and stretching program he/she can continue independently after 8 to 12 weeks of care. We do not use aides or assistants and the patient will see the same physical therapist at every session. All our physical therapists must complete our in-house, peer-reviewed exercise prescription course to ensure consistent, high quality care at all locations.
Our physical therapists work closely with your physician to ensure uninterrupted and consistent care. Our services are covered by insurance, including Medicare and Family Care.
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