Affirmations
The Memory of the the Heart

I’m sure that often the Occupational Therapist’s  important job gets overshadowed, as she has to aid so much in the big muscle work of the PT.  But Vernon had her to himself for a bit yesterday, so I recorded a few videos. My iPhone ran out of space before I could get more, but part of the reason I’m sharing these is so that the people who have signed up to visit/help Vernon might have an idea of how easy it will be to give him gentle ‘therapy’ on his right arm and leg. We will be providing simple range-of-motion diagrams as well: the same ones I was left with in the hospital. Its more likely to get it right than get it wrong.  At this point, I’m focusing on quantity over quality. Massage is great too. Anything helps!

And most of all, he will know he isn’t alone. Touch is more healing than we understand.

Here is a basic rotation of the arm and shoulder…

The hand and fingers…

And simple work with a washcloth (or flannel, as Vernon would say.)

 

 

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Affirmations
The Memory of the the Heart