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From Elbows to Fingertips: Upper Extremity Health After SCI

Presented on September 29, 2021

From propelling a wheelchair to guiding transfers to gripping crutches or walkers, the hands, wrists, and arms do a lot of work for people with spinal cord injuries. What’s the best way to keep them in good shape, avoid injury, and minimize wear and tear? If you do develop hand/wrist/arm pain or problems, what steps can you take to repair and maintain them? Molly Allison M.S., OTR/L, CHT, SMS with Holistic Orthopedics discusses the prevention of repetitive-motion injuries of the elbows, hands, wrists, and arms in people with SCI. She outlines the most common upper extremity problems and how to manage them effectively for long-term health. If you’re trying to get a handle on hand problems, this forum is for you!


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