Radial Fracture, Part 1: Initial Assessment Begins
It’s been eight weeks since she had her surgery for her distal radial fracture. The certified hand therapist (CHT) begins the outpatient treatment session by gathering information from the patient about her pain and limitations following surgery.
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Upper Extremity Observations
It is easy to see the structures and asymmetry of the trunk and involved shoulder in this stroke survivor. Observations from the front, side and back help the therapist to identify specific problem areas.
IADLs: Sweeping the Sidewalk
Functioning at a high level, this stroke survivor attempts to utilize his involved hand during an IADL task: sweeping the sidewalk.
IADLs: Washing Dishes While Standing
During her treatment session at home, this stroke survivor requires assistance as she walks up to her kitchen sink. The therapist encourages her to utilize her involved hand and lower extremities as she washes dishes while standing, facilitating both
Multiple Sclerosis, Problems Observed in the Home: Part 3
Kitchen activities have become both difficult and unsafe for a woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She demonstrates how weakness and loss of motor control interfere with her ability to prepare meals. What adaptive equipment might help her?
Peds Assessment: Administration of the Test of Visual Motor Skills
The therapist administers the Test of Visual Motor Skills to a 6 year old with fine motor, attention and developmental vision challenges.
Medical Management: Introduction to ICU Equipment, Part 1
The therapist carefully explains how to prepare the environment and work with the equipment in the ICU.