My Feeding Tube Fills Me With Confidence: An Opportunity for OT Discussion

published 1 week ago by Dr. Frederick B. Covington

I’ll occupational therapist we encounter various types of diagnoses in situations that can impair Occupational performance. What would be your approach in this particular scenario? With this potential client even need occupational therapy? Do you have any suggestions for the family or recommendations for adaptive equipment? Let’s chat… Brief Summation: From a very young age Emily Jones’ family knew that something was wrong, but it took doctors until she was 15 to give her an official diagnosis - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3.  Emily said: “Ehlers-Danlos type 3 - or EDS Type 3 - is a connective tissue disease. So it affects collagen production in the body, and collagen is pretty much everywhere.  “It makes my muscles really weak, and affects my joints so they constantly dislocate all the time. It also affects skin, organs, like stomach, heart and intestines, for example.”

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