Guided movements stimulate circulation, prevent contractures of the joints, trains sensation for movement, and offers early support for first movement impulses. The patient should actively assist guided movements as much as possible, and actively think about the movements, especially if function has not yet been restored. The caregiver provides verbal directions in a loud and clear tone of voice. The caregiver works his way from the larger to the smaller joints, i.e. from the hip to the foot and from the shoulder to the hand. The pace is slow and the movements are repeated several times; however, they must not cause pain or be performed with force.