Adapting Insertion Task for Patient with Spastic Hands

RecyclingOTPublished: February 9, 2018Updated: February 12, 201851 views
Published: February 9, 2018Updated: February 12, 2018

My client is a very sweet woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury and has limited hand function. She told me that she likes this activity because it develops her "eye-hand coordination". I adapted a magnetic wand by wrapping it in soft fabric so that it is comfortable while at the same time opening up her hand.
The active movement and grasping shown in the video appears to decrease pain, stiffness and enables her to engage in functional movements. This adaptation may be helpful for patients with spasticity due to cerebral palsy or other conditions.
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