Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Update

Quicker Recovery with Earlier Movement

July 13, 2015 by Elena Noble, MPT

A neurological rehab specialist assists a patient practicing early mobility in a TRAM device by walking down the hallwayA recent study at Cleveland Clinic, a leading rehabilitation provider, found that patients participating in early mobility routines after neurological injury recovered quicker and went home earlier than those receiving standard care.

NPR recently ran an excellent segment on this study providing good detail and anecdotes from the researchers illustrating how early mobilization is improving the healthcare environment. It’s well worth reading (or listening to).

NPR included a link to the abstract of their study for those who want to dig deeper.

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