Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stabilizing the Hands

I made this for a little boy with CP who needed two handles to grasp to help stabilize and put his arms in some elbow flexion, breaking up the spasticity. This worked very well but the handles are too wide for his little hands. I bought some detergent bottles with smaller handles so I can try it again.
Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L

1 comment:

  1. Hi! My name is Megan Manning, I have spent the last couple of days reading through your blog and thought I'd post a little comment here, on completely catching up! I am a registered Thereputic horseback riding instructor in Texas, about an hour from the big city of Dallas. I am currently studying to get my Occupational Therapy degree. As I was reading through your blog I can across some suprises... Your blog from August 17th, 2009 is a picture from our center! The horse pictured is named Sultan, and he has since been retired, but is still living with us there. The center's name is All Star Equestrian Center you can look us up at Another neat suprise was from your post on February 18th of this year. I personally know Michael Richerdson. He helps to just a horseshow called Chisholm Challenge for Special Riders that is held every year in Ft. Worth that our center participates in, a long with many other centeres. It was neat to see him up there! He judges the trail sections of our horse show for us.

    At All Star my summer project is to get out sensory trail up and running... so far I have about 6 big arches placed out on a trail. They are about 8 feet off the ground I think... I was wondering if you have any ideas that I could use for the trail? I was thinking about a pool noodle 'car wash' as well as wind chimes in trees, with possibly a tree that has different door bell chimes up in teh branches, so you can push the door bell button down on one of the arches and listen for the chime in the trees.

    Any suggestions you could give me would be marvelous! I will continue reading and look forward to any more new ideas you come up with! : )