Extreme Rheumatoid Arthritis

by Lenny Parracino |   Date Released : 01 Jul 2005
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Lenny Parracino

About the author: Lenny Parracino

Lenny Parracino is a former author, hands on instructor and clinician for The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Currently, he serves as a faculty member of the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science. He has spent over 20 years serving the health industry as an international lecturer, soft tissue therapist and movement therapist. Lenny has performed over 300 lectures/workshops, has written educational materials and consulted/lectured in the fitness, manual therapy and educational industry and for various medical organizations around the world. Lenny has earned his degree in Health Science, is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science, holds a California certification/license to practice soft tissue therapy. As a full time clinician, he integrates an eclectic approach of movement conditioning with Dr. Vince Guagliano and Dr. Carina Escudero at AIM Sports Medicine in Hermosa Beach, California.

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MacGregor, Becky | 29 Jul 2012, 20:57 PM

This article is great - thank you. I'm a bit of a spot with how to then move forward with one of my clients who has extreme RA- she's had both hips replaced-lft- twice, knee replacement, distal bone removal, several foot surguries, she has shoulder deformity, uses a walker and wheelchair- both feet extremely deformed (left leg length a good 4-6 inch discrepancy- she has a special boot). Limited ROM in wrists/elbows. She does water exercise once a week and I work with her on ROM, core, balance, strength the other-- we use cables, bands and sometimes certain machines - according to this article- I shouldn't be doing any type of strength training? She can't use her body weight for strength. Can you advise?

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