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


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By Dr. Frederick B. Covington / The International Institute of Therapeutic Intervention and Learning and Dr. Frederick B. Covington. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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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