This doctoral capstone project included creation of 20 conservative and post-surgical occupation-based and occupational therapy focused treatment protocols covering diagnoses affecting the upper extremities as well as a comprehensive protocol manual accompanied by a guide for use. This doctoral capstone poster contains a needs assessment, goals of the project, the protocols development process, the occupational therapy perspective, and examples of the protocols created.
Carlene E. Johnson OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Orthopedics; Treatment Protocols; Upper Extremities; Modalities; Therapeutic Exercises; Orthotics; Splinting; Conservative Treatment; Surgical Intervention; Occupation-Based
Hughes, William, "Creation of Occupational Therapy Treatment Protocols for Diagnoses Affecting the Upper Extremities" (2023). OTD Capstone Projects. 159.