Tanya Coats Occupational Therapy

Month: May 2021

Can hand therapy really help my Osteoarthritis?

Hand Therapy for Osteoarthritis Is it hard to open a tight jar? Place pegs on the line? Turn the tap at the kitchen sink? These troubles are all too common for individuals who have Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in Australia, with 1 in 11 Australians impacted by this degenerative condition …

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5 Signs Of A Thumb Sprain

What is a Sprained Thumb? A sprained thumb is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at the joints to keep it stable, as opposed to a thumb fracture (break) which is an injury to the bone. The ulnar collateral ligament is the most injured ligament in the thumb. …

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What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – CRPS Since the 17th century, there have been documented accounts of altered body responses to trauma at the hands. Authors during the American civil war described unusual bodily changes occurring secondary to gunshot wounds: persistent burning pain, increased sensitivity, swelling, joint stiffness, and changes to skin colour and temperature. The phenomenon presently …

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