Why Occupational Therapy?
Even after intensive exercise programme, neurological recovery often ends up with some sort of motor deficits requiring assistance for activities of daily living, especially upper limb I.ee hand functions. The ultimate goal of any rehabilitation is to prepare patient for functional independence either with or without supporting aids.
What Supportive Aids?
The complexity of hand functions are innumerable as the representation of hand in brain is biggest as compared to any other part of the body. The aim of occupational therapist at gaman physio care is to identify the existing impairments,assist the patients with light and simple aids such as long handled spoons for eating, thermoplastic long handled sponge for good wash maintaining personal hygiene and preventing infections while reaching the feet, toes, back regions as it can be moulded to the desired shape by dipping in hot water, get back to normal shape once cooled. Functional reachers to pick up tiny objects without bending forward.
Functional Tone Management:
Increased tone is another factor which disturbs the normal motor function resulting in functional impairments. Our team can work in association with neurophysician, utilising benefits of botox within the window period to enhance functional outcome.
Wheelchairs often become part and parcel of neurological patients especially spinal cord injuries. The individual needs are different based on the height, width, cushioning, seating, arm rests, back support, pressure areas, condition of the patient and so on… Our therapists evaluates extensively every minor details and prescribe most appropriate wheelchair that can be very much suitable to the patient for independent living.
Before discharge, home modifications such as bathroom rails, commodes, spacing area for wheelchair ambulation, safe transfers will advised for enabling them to lead a new challenging life. Precautions, safety measures to prevent falls and injuries will be taught to the patients, caregivers and family members allowing them to lead supervised yet independent life.