The Fitness Fanatic With Bones of Glass: 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.

What would be your occupational therapy advice, approach, intervention, education in this particular scenario? Hmmmmm....🤔

Brief Summation: 22-year-old Jasmine Manuel has Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type 3 – a severe form of the brittle bone disorder that leaves Jasmine’s bones highly susceptible to fractures, and causes her to be much shorter than average. Aside from the short stature and fragile bones, the condition also causes severe scoliosis, and Jasmine has to use a power chair to get around.

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