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Relative motion orthoses in the management of various hand conditions

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posted on 26.10.2021, 23:05 by MELISSA JAYNE HIRTH
Orthotic fabrication is one of the techniques hand therapists use in practice. This thesis focuses on one specific orthosis, the relative motion orthosis, in four studies. Firstly, a scoping review examines the available evidence on the relative motion approach. Secondly, a two-patient case study highlights adaptation of relative motion orthoses in managing complex injuries. A survey of international therapist’s therapy approach preferences when managing extensor tendon injuries, including relative motion program parameters, forms the third study. Finally the fourth study, informed by the scoping review and survey results, is a two-group prospective comparison of two different relative motion extension approaches.

History

Principal supervisor

Lisa O'Brien

Additional supervisor 1

Ted Brown

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Occupational Therapy

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences