We are a group of occupational and physical therapists with a special interest in the rehabilitation of the upper extremity.
We are dedicated to the enhancement of upper extremity rehabilitation within Canada through the promotion of quality of care, education and information sharing.
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Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Rehabilitation Considerations for Upper Limb Nerve Transfers
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare novel neuro-inflammatory disease of the anterior horn cell of the spinal cord, characterized by a sudden (acute) weakness in the arm(s) or leg(s), along with loss of muscle tone and decreased or absent reflexes.1 AFM is predominantly a childhood disease. The median age reported of patients with AFM is 5.3 years (Range: 0.5 – 81.8 years).2
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Designed for optimum support of thumb saddle joint. Positions metacarpal of thumb in stable, functional position with good gripper function. Anatomical design features rounded edges, simple locking system, integrated shapeable aluminum core and additional Velcro strap.