after 10+ years with OT I've had a new, and not so positive thought. Is muscle deteoriation another important side effect?
As standing is near impossible for more than seconds – working out in an upright position is very hard. A lot of leg-work is done from a standing position, especially those that really work the important muscle groups in legs and butt. I’ve always been walking a lot, but that doesn’t really strengthen the muscles – just keep them going.
Now I’m starting to feel tired a lot quicker and my worry is that these important muscle-groups are starting to deteriorate due to lack of use! I’ll try to find ways to work these muscles more, using a rowing-machine, stretchy rubberbands and things and really try to do more of this, as I am starting to worry.. I wonder if the reason we OT’ers sometimes ends up in wheelchairs might be due to muscle atrophy rather than increased tremors?
Just an idea that occurred that I have not seen we have discussed - or have we?
Anyone else with similar thoughts?