Go build something!

My favorite article in October's OT Practice was "Stroke and Ankle Foot Orthotics." If you have not yet read it, the basics are that the writer, Diane Vitillo, was working with a stroke pt. who, like many stroke pt.'s, was having difficulty independently donning his AFO. So in true OT spirit, she went home to her garage found some supplies and built a device that she would later market as the AFO assist.  

I love how in a medical environment that increasingly prizes rigidly standardized care, OTs continue to celebrate creativity and foster an I-can-build-that-in my-garage spirit.

Hippocratic Oath is full of surprises!

Thankful someone finally invented this:

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