The Bed as a Functional Training Device

I will never forget a woman, let’s call her Margery, who I worked with in the home health setting. Margery had suffered through a stroke and was now receiving physiotherapy and nursing. But no matter what time of day I arrived on her doorstep, she would be in her nightgown, in bed. 10 a.m.? In bed. 2:00 p.m.? In bed. I finally pulled her husband aside to discuss my concerns over Margery’s mood, trying to feel my way towards whether she was falling into depression. He laughed and laughed and quickly filled me in. Read more