Hand Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy

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Psychology Press, 1988 - Medical - 194 pages
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.
 

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Contents

From the Editors Desk
1
In This Issue
5
Implications for Practice
7
Wound Management in Hand Therapy
17
Clinical Management of Scar Tissue
37
Concepts and Current Trends in Hand Splinting
53
A Pilot Study
69
Proposal for Splinting the Adult Hemiplegic Hand to Promote Function
85
EMG Biofeedback Training to Promote Hand Function in a Cerebral Palsied Child with Hemiplegia
97
Occupational Therapy and the Treatment of the Colles Fracture
109
Pre and Post Operative Occupational Therapy for a Toe to Hand Transplantation
125
Pre and Postsurgical Approaches to the Treatment of the Adult with Hemiplegia Having Motor Balancing Surgery of the Upper Extremity
135
Occupational Therapy Management of Tendon Transfers in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury Quadriplegia
155
Things to Think About
171
Book Reviews
183
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