About This Chapter
Orthotic and Prosthetic Devices - Chapter Summary
This short chapter is designed to increase your understanding of simple and more complex devices used in occupational therapy settings. You will cover everything from splints to replacement limbs. Detailed examples and explanations provide the sort of information you would need to know at the collegiate or professional level.
Lessons will discuss the functions and benefits of these devices and the role occupational therapists play in their use and adjustments. Once you are finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Detail types and functions of splints
- Relate conditions that splints are typically used for in occupational therapy
- List the types and benefits of orthotic devices
- Describe the functions of prosthetic devices
- Explain how occupational therapy is used for patients with prosthetic devices
Though brief, this chapter contains many details and examples that are presented by expert instructors in the field. Easily accessible lessons and printable lesson transcripts allow for convenient and self-paced study. You can test what you have learned and determine if you need any further review of any topic by taking self-assessment quizzes contained in each lesson.
1. Splint Fabrication: Types & Functions
Splint fabrication is used for many different types of conditions and is helpful in occupational health. This lesson will discuss the types and functions of splint fabrication.
2. Splints in Occupational Therapy: Types & Uses
This lesson will outline the splints seen in occupational therapy (OT), address their uses for clients needs, and explain what aliment a client may suffer that calls for said splint. General medical needs will be talked about as well as what neurological or musculoskeletal conditions call for splinting.
3. Orthotic Devices: Types, Functions & Examples
We are going to take a look at the various types of orthotic devices that are used for biomechanical structure and function problems with the body. We will discuss their function and go over some examples.
4. Prosthetic Devices: Function, Use & Examples
This lesson defines the concept of a prosthetic device. You'll then learn numerous examples of prosthetic devices as well as some of their general and specific functions.
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Other chapters within the NBCOT COTA Exam: Test Prep & Study Guide course
- Prenatal & Infant Development
- Childhood & Adolescent Development
- Types of Development in Adults
- Understanding Atypical Development
- General Medical Conditions & Vocabulary
- Neurological Conditions
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Evaluations in Occupational Therapy
- Frames of Reference & Models in Occupational Therapy
- Developing OT Treatment Plans
- Advocating for OT Client & Community Needs
- Implementation of OT Treatment Plans
- Groups in Occupational Therapy
- Feeding & Eating Skills for Occupational Therapy
- Using Assistive Technology
- Environmental Accessibility
- Professional Development in Occupational Therapy
- Laws & Regulations in Occupational Therapy
- Ethics & Safety in Occupational Therapy