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Tolerance and Capacity in Physical Therapy

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Folarin
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Exercise Tolerance and Capacity in Physical Therapy is the amount of Physical Exertion that a Patient can sustain. Consistency of performance is important when one is defining exercise capacity and tolerance.

The extent of a patient's limitation should be equally evident in several different contexts. Some patients do have fluctuations or inconsistencies during Physical activity, and this is why we may characterize a patient's physical activity as "good" days and "bad" days.

if we talk about tolerance which is Tissue tolerance in Physical Therapy, the simple question that should be asked is "Can they do it?". In other words, can the individual perform a desired activity or intervention? Additionally, if they can do it, are there any undesirable consequences or pain associated with the activity during or immediately following?

These questions become extremely important as they become a gauge of whether or not the Patient has the capability to perform the desired activity at the predetermined intensity. However, this has nothing to do with not being docile or lazy.

It is advisable to always check your tolerance and capacity before engaging in any Physical activity, although your Physical Therapist will guide you and advise you on the level of activity you can perform before starting your Session.

Also, I think it is important to ask yourself and be truthful to yourself while engaging in Exercise. Don't look at other people in your team especially if you're paired with other Patients in your clinic. Do your thing and be focused on getting better. Remember that Tolerance and capacity differ from one individual to another. 

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Kay
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You're right. I don't do physical activity to impress anyone. I do it for myself, therefore I go at my pace following my PT's guidance.

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Folarin
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I get you @kay. It's better to go at one pace. At the end of the day, the goal is to get the desired result.

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