Arthritis Rehabilitation

What can Occupational Therapy do for patients with arthritis?

  • Fabricate custom splints to rest or support limbs
  • Design adaptive equipment or recommend assistive devices to help the patient function better in daily activities
  • Teach joint protection, energy conservation and work simplification to protect and reduce external stresses on joints
  • Evaluate the patient’s home or workplace and suggest changes and modifications that will make arthritis easier to live with
  • Advise what exercises can relieve the pain of arthritis and which activities should be avoided
  • Develop a stretching routine to keep joints more loose and flexible
  • Create a customized home exercise program
  • Recommend coping strategies to combat emotional effects an inability to complete certain meaningful tasks, disfigurement or lack of sleep due to pain

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