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Table 2 Physiotherapy-supervised exercises usually provided to cardiac surgery patients during the first postoperative days.

From: Physiotherapy-supervised mobilization and exercise following cardiac surgery: a national questionnaire survey in Sweden

  POD 1 POD 2 POD 3 POD4
Thoracic/upper extremities ROM exercises     
   Unilateral 3% 17% 34% 31%
   Bilateral 10% 69% 76% 66%
Lower extremities ROM exercises 41% 31% 28% 24%
Relaxation techniques 14% 14% 7% 3%
Body awareness, posture exercises 3% 10% 14% 10%
Massage 0% 0% 0% 0%
  1. Data shown as % of respondents (n = 29). POD = postoperative day; ROM = range of motion.