Anne Bryden, OT
Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland
Anne Bryden is an occupational therapist and research manager at Case Western Reserve University/The Cleveland FES Center. Her work focuses on developing and implementing assessment procedures to determine the efficacy of reconstructive procedures in people with tetraplegia, including tendon transfers and neuroprostheses. She also works in collaboration with therapists internationally to develop a multi-center study to measure the impact of upper extremity (EU) reconstructive surgery, and has authored and co-authored journal articles related to spinal cord injury and rehabilitation.
Bryden’s video interview explains the role of an occupational therapist after a spinal cord injury, how soon occupational therapy should begin, and how it can help the patient accomplish important tasks of daily living. Bryden also discusses home modifications for wheelchairs, the assistive technologies and adaptive modifications that are helpful for eating, cooking, bathing, getting dressed and driving a vehicle.