Preparing patients for life after Queen Mary’s
The modular limbs in use today are a world away from the one-piece designs still in use at the beginning of the 1960s. Patients and workshop technicians recount their own stories and chart their progress…
Mike Davies lost both legs below the knee and both arms below the elbow to meningitis. These videos show Occupational Therapist Melissa Jacobs taking Mike through his first session with a brand new myoelectric arm.
Occupational therapy – using a brand new arm
Pack a bag
Myoelectric vs. split hook
Actually, I’m right handed
Rehab at Queen Mary’s
Physical rehabilitation for amputees at Queen Mary’s Hospital is centred around the gymnasium, where physiotherapists work with the patients to help them build strength and confidence for day to day living.
The falls and balance class brings together a group of patients to tackle a series of exercises in a single regular session.