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.
We all go through life transitions, but adolescents with chronic health conditions may face unique challenges when making the transition to adulthood. This article describes some common challenges during transition and suggests evidence-based ways, such as proactive transition planning, to overcome them.
Imagine waking up and receiving your daily rehabilitation exercises delivered directly to your smartphone. Author David London explores current and future applications of telerehabilitation for physical therapy.