What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of vertebrobasilar stroke?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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OT is used for retraining fine motor skills that are needed to perform ADL (eg, dressing, bathing, grooming), as well as for improving hand and arm function. OT also is involved in general strengthening, wheelchair mobility, upper extremity orthotics, and the evaluation of needs for adaptive equipment, as well as in family training and cognitive retraining for safety and ADL.


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