Eating is a necessary and meaningful part of life. Treatment for oral cancers, such as surgeries and radiation, leave many survivors with unique and severe eating deficits, and difficulty using regular utensils. Discover the innovative solutions a collaborative effort between speech-language pathology and industrial design can produce.
Recent evidence suggests that hand and arm orthoses, also known as splints, may not provide the expected therapeutic benefits. Yet, rehabilitation professionals such as occupational therapists (OTs) still may use them in their practice. This brief report describes how a group of Canadian OTs decide when and why to use orthoses to manage spasticity in stroke survivors.