What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)?

Updated: Jun 23, 2021
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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An occupational therapist may recommend the use of adaptive equipment for activities of daily living (ADL) and self-care. Fitting of a proper orthosis and keeping the wrist and hand in functional position may be required. Vocational and avocational training regarding the importance of career and employment implications may be needed because of persistent weakness of the hands and/or feet. [36, 37]


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