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Sandy Matsuda, PhD, OTR/L

School of Health Professions, University of Missouri-Columbia

Assistive Devices

Sandy Matsuda, PhD


Overview

  • Describe the role of assistive devices in compensating for fatigue, pain, loss of strength, mobility, and energy in the daily life of a person with post-polio syndrome.
  • Identify commercial and creative assistive devices.
  • Discuss the enhancement of lifestyle, employment, and retirement with the use of assistive devices in a rural area.
  • List assistive devices available for gardening, driving, and adapting a home to accommodate persons with disabilities.

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