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1st Edition

Hand Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy

ISBN 9780866566988
Published October 11, 1988 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

This practical book presents the latest and most effective occupational therapy methods and theories designed for treating patients with decreased hand function. The growing incidence of hand injuries in recent years has challenged occupational therapists to develop innovations in hand care. Now, with this authoritative resource, you can greatly enhance your practice skills and ability to plan effective treatment programs. The contributors provide clear examinations of such topics as wound and scar tissue management, the treatment of Colles fracture, and pre- and post-operative approaches to therapy, among many other pertinent areas.

Table of Contents

Contents Hand Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy: Implications for Practice

  • Wound Management in Hand Therapy
  • Clinical Management of Scar Tissue
  • Concepts and Current Trends in Hand Splinting
  • Dexterity as a Valid Measure of Hand Function: A Pilot Study
  • Proposal for Splinting the Adult Hemiplegic Hand to Promote Function
  • EMG Biofeedback Training to Promote Hand Function in a Cerebral Palsied Child With Hemiplegia
  • Occupational Therapy and the Treatment of Colles’ Fracture
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Occupational Therapy for a Toe to Hand Transplant
  • Pre- and Post-Surgical Approaches to the Treatment of the Adult With Hemiplegia Having Motor Balancing Surgery of the Upper Extremity
  • Occupational Therapy Management of Tendon Transfers in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury Quadriplegia
  • Choosing the Components of an Occupational Therapy Work Assessment Program for a Psychiatric Hospital

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