Patient education is critical to improve the outcomes of your patients. Patients need to fully understand what they are doing, and even why they are doing it. This helps with the 'buy in' of the patient with their individual treatment plan.
It is important to not only show a patient how to perform an exercise, but to educate them as why it is effective.
Kcrosby - you asked for a resource other than the worn out copies of exercises. Mavenlive Physio Software
is just what you're looking for. Rather than using copies of ancient exercises, Mavenlive lets you customize and tweak every exercise in the system. You can also create your own exercises from scratch.
This removes the repetitive task of crossing out limbs and redrawing them where you'd like them to do.
Also along with each exercise is a patient rationale which you can use to inform the patient about why they are doing this exercise and why it is effective. There is also a professional rationale which help give the therapist a reminder of why this exercise is effective.
Mavenlive is not just exercise software
. It is much more. It also allows you to record your patient assessments online and have appropriate exercises suggested to you. It acts as a clinical decision support system.