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Why are follow-up visits to an occupational therapist important after a spinal cord injury?

Why are follow-up visits to an occupational therapist important after a spinal cord injury?

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

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Follow-up in important because if you’re getting function back, and you need to know how to be able to be more independent and do more things with these new functions. But also, the reverse can happen. You can start to develop tightness and limitat... Show More

Follow-up in important because if you’re getting function back, and you need to know how to be able to be more independent and do more things with these new functions. But also, the reverse can happen. You can start to develop tightness and limitations in functions. So, it’s important to try to address risk factors for those things before they become functional living problems.

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Why are follow-up visits to an occupational therapist important 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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Follow-up in important because if you’re getting function back, and you need to know how to be able to be more independent and do more things with these new functions. But also, the reverse can happen. You can start to develop tightness and limitations in functions. So, it’s important to try to address risk factors for those things before they become functional living problems.

Why are follow-up visits to an occupational therapist important after a spinal cord injury?
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