Click for more information about this text. Prosthetic technology does not serve all the needs of every person with amputation. Even those who wear prostheses perform some activities such as bathing and donning undergarments without the device. Some individuals, particularly those with very proximal or very distal amputations, may choose to forego prostheses altogether. Although a trial fitting may demonstrate some functional or cosmetic value of a prosthesis, the patient, family, and clinicians may decide not to proceed with definitive fitting. Other clients, particularly those with multiple disorders, cannot cope with the physical demands of prostheses.
Activities of Daily Living: Bathroom Edition
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The bathroom is one of the places in your home where the ability to do things independently is extremely important. While in the bathroom, most people want to be alone if at all possible. Many activities of daily living such as showering, bathing, shaving, brushing your hair, and brushing your teeth are tasks that many people take for granted. On the contrary, people with limb differences may find these tasks very difficult to do alone. Your daily grooming routine may be made up of movements that require hand and wrist dexterity and flexibility, arm extension and rotation, and more global skills such as balance, strength, and coordination.