At the end of the session, the participant will:
- Have a better understanding of the physiological response to daily activities.
- Be able to set realistic goals while undertaking self care activities.
- Be able to adopt and utilise energy conservation techniques.
This session may be facilitated by an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist or respiratory nurse.
|Introduction.||Definition of energy conservation.|
Activities of daily living.
|Techniques for energy conservation.||Coordinate breathing with tasks.|
Plan and prepare.
Optimising body mechanics.
Sit to perform activities.
Regularly change position.
Aids and equipment.
Regular rest breaks.
Examples of aids and equipment.
|Taking positive action.||Coping strategies.|
|Community resources.||What is out there?|
Meals delivery services.
|Contact your local council, library or community health centre for a list of available services.|
|Summary and discussion.|