Date of Award
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Roughly 1,100 per 100,000 persons experience an upper-extremity injury per year including burns, fractures, or amputations (Ootes et al., 2012). These upper-extremity injuries can impact a person’s physical function, activities of daily living (ADL), social, psychological, and financial aspects in life (Che Daud et al., 2016b). These statistics warrant the need for occupational therapy practitioners specializing in hand therapy, and other hand therapists to address these areas of client’s lives that have been affected by their upper extremity injury.
Ellis, Austin B., "Addressing Adherence to Home Exercise Programs in a Hand Therapy Setting" (2023). Occupational Therapy Capstones. 552.