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What adaptations and equipment help with getting dressed after a spinal cord injury?

What adaptations and equipment help with getting dressed after a spinal cord injury?

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

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There are certain devices that can help with buttoning buttons, but it’s been my experience that sometimes those devices require as much dexterity as buttoning the button itself. So, we teach people different techniques starting maybe with clothes ... Show More

There are certain devices that can help with buttoning buttons, but it’s been my experience that sometimes those devices require as much dexterity as buttoning the button itself. So, we teach people different techniques starting maybe with clothes that aren’t as complicated. Things that are a little looser and stretchier to get the process down—shirts that don’t necessarily have buttons or zippers.

 

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What adaptations and equipment help with getting dressed 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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There are certain devices that can help with buttoning buttons, but it’s been my experience that sometimes those devices require as much dexterity as buttoning the button itself. So, we teach people different techniques starting maybe with clothes that aren’t as complicated. Things that are a little looser and stretchier to get the process down—shirts that don’t necessarily have buttons or zippers.

 

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