In this webinar, Dr. Herman discusses discusses the causes of limited joint motion post-stroke as well as devices and adaptive equipment: orthoses, adaptive equipment, DME, wheelchairs, and beyond.
Orthotics (2:50 - 20:19)
Dr. Herman explains the definition, indications, general principles, design categories, and walks us through the exploration of upper extremity orthoses and lower extremity orthoses. Upper extremity orthoses include arm slings, humeral cuff, wrist-hand orthoses, and progressive spasticity splints. He also explains lower extremity orthoses, more specifically ankle-foot orthoses, and supports such as metal AFOs, plastic ankle-foot orthoses, solid plastic AFOs hinged AFOs, and carbon fiber AFO’s.
Assistive Devices (20:20 - 27:55)
Wheelchairs (27:56 - 32:05)
Dr. Herman emphasizes the importance of understanding how many components of a wheelchair there actually are. He outlines wheelchair features and considerations and also clients to utilize a seating and mobility clinic to ensure they are getting the correct, costume measurements they need to best support them.