What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of corticosteroid-induced myopathy?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: Patrick M Foye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Occupational therapy may focus on maximizing the patient's ability to independently perform activities of daily living. Training may include the use of assistive devices to enhance the patient's performance of self-care tasks, such as a balanced forearm orthosis to allow positioning of the upper arm in a manner that permits more independent feeding. Other adaptive equipment may include a raised toilet seat and similar devices that allow the patient to rise from a sitting position, and/or a motorized lift for ascending stairs.


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