How to Perform Hand, Foot and Leg Massages for ALS


Physical therapy is important for ALS patients. It helps manage pain, strengthen muscles, ease joint stiffness and improve circulation, which all help to keep patients as mobile as possible.

Read about the six therapies needed for ALS patients. 

In this video from Living, not Dying, Chiara demonstrates some hand, leg and foot massages for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients.

Although the video is in Italian, you can see how Chiara performs these simple massages on the patient’s hands and feet and also demonstrates some simple exercises to help stimulate the joints and stretch the muscles in the legs.

Discover some exercises for ALS patients.

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  1. Robert says:

    Watched the video too bad I don’t speak what ever langue the lady was speaking. So in otherworld’s it was another total waste. And God you got to love ALS Ass. for having a video about ALS patents with bad hands and then what them click on CAPCHA pictures so you know I am not a damn robot

  2. Jo says:

    I loved the video, I feel if you are a well educated LMP you should be able to understand the mechanics of what she is showing.
    I loved the video and will implement the techniques the best I can.
    If you are gentle and thorough any meaningful touch is good for the ALS client. Slow communicate and be there for them.
    Some clients never get touched. Touch is better for them than no touch.

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