Four million people develop mental health problems after a long term physical disability. A holistic approach encompassing both physical & mental health is an essential ingredient in client led rehabilitation. This article explores their important relationship & the impact on therapeutic success.
This case study follows the progress of Phil who experienced an extensive hand injury at work. It highlights the emotional, physical and practical consequences a client may experience when faced with hand trauma.
Helen Griffiths explains when a hand therapist referral might be appropriate and the process that they would go through. Clarifying when a hand therapist can help, she explains how advancing technologies have made splint provision easier in the community.