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How will an occupational therapist help me use my prosthesis?

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Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: For upper extremity

For upper extremity prosthesis an ot will be critical to help with adapting and training for functional use of the prosthesis.
In the case of a lower extremity prosthesis there is a need to learn how to incorporate the use of the prosthesis with daily life activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking, home management and community reentry. In this case ot will generally work closely with pt.

In brief: For upper extremity

For upper extremity prosthesis an ot will be critical to help with adapting and training for functional use of the prosthesis.
In the case of a lower extremity prosthesis there is a need to learn how to incorporate the use of the prosthesis with daily life activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking, home management and community reentry. In this case ot will generally work closely with pt.
Dr. Keith Rafal
Dr. Keith Rafal
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