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As part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program, the patient will also need occupational therapy, especially if the patient has lost an arm. Independence is the ultimate goal of any therapy. As in physical therapy, there are four phases to occupational therapy. Last time, we discussed the Phase 3 of Occupational Therapy of the rehabilitation process. This week we will explore the fourth and final phase of this process; Advanced Functional Training.   Phase 4: Advanced Functional Train...
Posted on 2019-01-02
As part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program, the patient will also need occupational therapy, especially if the patient has lost an arm. Independence is the ultimate goal of any therapy. As in physical therapy, there are four phases to occupational therapy. Last time, we discussed the first two phases of Occupational Therapy of the rehabilitation process. This week we will explore the third phase of this process; Basic Prosthetic Training.   Phase 3: Basic Prosthetic Training Phas...
Posted on 2018-12-26
As part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program, the patient will also need occupational therapy, especially if the patient has lost an arm. Independence is the ultimate goal of any therapy. As in physical therapy, there are four phases to occupational therapy. In Part 2 of the rehabilitation process, we will explore the first two phases of Occupational Therapy; the Healing Phase and the Preprosthetic Training Phase.   Phase 1: The Healing Phase At this point, the patient’s lim...
Posted on 2018-12-18
After surgery, there are four phases of the rehabilitation process. Last time we examined Phase 2: Preprosthetic Training.  Today, we will examine Phases 3 & 4: Basic and Advanced Prosthetic Training. Phases 3: Basic Prosthetic Training During the basic prosthetic training phase, the patient will receive an initial prosthesis, and physical therapy will focus on: Gait training Progressive strengthening Balance Prosthetic management. During this phase, it is impor...
Posted on 2018-12-05
After surgery, there are four phases of the rehabilitation process. Last week we examined Phase 1: Post-operative Healing.  Today, we will examine Phase 2: Preprosthetic Training.   Phase 2: Preprosthetic Training In the preprosthetic phase, there are a number of factors that must be considered before the patient can be fitted for a new prosthetic limb. These include: Edema (swelling) control Residual-limb shaping Improved cardiovascular conditioning Strengthening ...
Posted on 2018-11-28
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