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How do adaptations and equipment help with bathing after a spinal cord injury?

How do adaptations and equipment help with bathing after a spinal cord injury?

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

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The equipment that someone can use to be able to do part of bathing on their own—there’re washcloths that basically have a strap, and can go around the wrist to hold the soap inside with the person’s hand, and then they can independently soap a... Show More

The equipment that someone can use to be able to do part of bathing on their own—there’re washcloths that basically have a strap, and can go around the wrist to hold the soap inside with the person’s hand, and then they can independently soap and reach parts of their body. Long-handled sponges to help get the feet—the parts that maybe they’ll lose their balance if they lean too far so having an extra-long sponge will help with that.

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How do adaptations and equipment help with bathing after a spinal cord injury?

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

More Videos by Anne Bryden
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The equipment that someone can use to be able to do part of bathing on their own—there’re washcloths that basically have a strap, and can go around the wrist to hold the soap inside with the person’s hand, and then they can independently soap and reach parts of their body. Long-handled sponges to help get the feet—the parts that maybe they’ll lose their balance if they lean too far so having an extra-long sponge will help with that.

How do adaptations and equipment help with bathing after a spinal cord injury?
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