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How do occupational therapists help with eating after a spinal cord injury?

How do occupational therapists help with eating after a spinal cord injury?

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

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If someone has a difficult time holding a fork for example, we use a lot of everyday common things like maybe some foam or something to place around the handle of the fork to make it wider so the person can hold it. We might not even need an extra ma... Show More

If someone has a difficult time holding a fork for example, we use a lot of everyday common things like maybe some foam or something to place around the handle of the fork to make it wider so the person can hold it. We might not even need an extra material like that, we might just be able to teach the person how to weave the fork in between their fingers and be able to use a standard utensil, especially if you’re out at a restaurant, and be able to eat that way. There are lots of different handles and approaches to being able to drink out of cups using two hands instead of one hand.

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How do occupational therapists help with eating 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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If someone has a difficult time holding a fork for example, we use a lot of everyday common things like maybe some foam or something to place around the handle of the fork to make it wider so the person can hold it. We might not even need an extra material like that, we might just be able to teach the person how to weave the fork in between their fingers and be able to use a standard utensil, especially if you’re out at a restaurant, and be able to eat that way. There are lots of different handles and approaches to being able to drink out of cups using two hands instead of one hand.

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