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Old 10-30-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default Physical threapy rehabillitation boards

Many years ago I spearheaded a project to construct and donate painted plywood boards to various rehabilitation centers on the island. The boards had simple household items - window latches, garden hose and spigots, electrical plugs, eye and hooks etc that stroke victims or rehab patients could use to regain their hand mobility. They would unscrew the 4" garden hose piece from the spigot and screw it back on again. or screw in a light bulb into a pull chain fixture for example.
I guess we're doing it again.
What I'm asking for is if anybody is in that field - what types of simple things would you like to see on a rehab board or any pictures of Professional rehab boards you use in your practice. Remember this is simple stuff assembled by volunteers for people who have little.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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My degree is in biomechanics and I teach a variety of PT prep courses.

The usual-
-screwing/unscrewing objects...from small nuts and bolts to larger garden hoses/lightbulbs
-Number of holes for aiming various objects into the hole just large enough for it
-Plugging and unplugging electrical cords with various "difficulty"...everyone has that one stupid power outlet that is just too tight...haha
- laces, for lacing things like shoelaces etc and then tying them/untying them
-Hand grip loosening/tightening...like a pickle-jar etc

-We also use small tools to tighten and loosen bolts, screws etc...both where you can see both hands and when you can only see one (one hand on top tightening, one hand beneath the board where you can't see it)

Hope that helps...they charge insane prices for these simple things to PT clinics.
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Many thanks- anything else you can think of or if you could send a pix of a real one. These will go into old folks homes and other places where there is not much for the patients to use.
It's a worthwhile community service project.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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Am a licensed PT in SC and while don't work with a lot of hand patients, the boards you describe are very useful for fine motor skills in nearly any activity using the hands. I have seen boards with every type of zipper, fastener, clip, Velcro, laces, buttons, etc to assist people (such as stroke patients) develop independence with the daily tasks we all need to do. The other suggestions of nuts, washers and bolts as well as tools like tweezers, nail clippers, emery boards and such would be very valuable. Grooming items are always good to have like combs, brushes, razors, toothbrushes and the like can be helpful. Something with targeting skills such as keys of a keyboard, on/off switches, volume knobs, radio controls and the like would be helpful.

Awesome to hear that you're doing this! Keep up the great work, it means more than you know!
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