Posts filed under ‘amputations’

Educating Patients with Amputations

Aside from educating an amputee about phantom limb pain, what else do occupational therapists have to teach patients?  The things I can think of are: skin checks, wound care, ace wrapping, and splint education.  Anything else?

(My question refers to on top of the usual ADL training that we would do)

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February 13, 2008 at 9:28 pm 11 comments

I made a splint!

I made my first splint independently last week. I’ve made lots of splints in my time, especially footplates (to prevent foot drop), but every time I ever made a splint before, I had a clinical instructor or someone else right there to help me out. This splint I did all by myself. And I did a really good job, too 🙂 It was a relatively simple splint, a knee extension splint for a below knee amputee (BKA), but I’m happy that I was able to do is all by my lonesome self.

August 27, 2007 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

OT in the Army

Here’s a cool video of an occupational therapist at Walter Reed Hospital:

May 13, 2007 at 8:51 pm 2 comments


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