Weight bearing or learning on upper extremity is a posture incorporated into motor development milestones of normal infant and children.
Weight bearing on upper extremity is often used in occupational therapy to treat prehension problems (3) of children with cerebral palsy.
Gradual return to weight bearing
followed in 2 to 3 weeks.
This finding was apparent across the range of motion in the weight bearing exercise, and only at 10 degrees knee flexion in the non weight bearing exercise.
They also noted that even in weight bearing conditions, increased gliding is observed in ACL deficient subjects, and hence their was a need for further research examining the efficacy of weight bearing exercises for ACL deficient individuals.
The resident benefits by the smaller, slower movements of the scoot transfer; these decrease fear and increase participation in weight bearing during the transfer.
The two-person "under arm" transfer method has been eliminated and replaced by more therapeutic methods that encourage weight bearing and active participation.