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Young, Grace R., MA, OTR

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Young, Grace R., MA, OTR

Grace Young also has her own web site. See her entry in our Occupational Therapy Directory.

Title: Energy Conservation, Occupational Therapy, and the Treatment of Post-Polio Sequelae
[ Full Text Here ] Author(s): Grace R. Young, MA, OTR
Original Publication: Orthopedics November 1991 Vol 14 No. 11 1233-1239
Abstract/Extract: Individuals experiencing post-polio sequela (PPS) are usually advised to make significant lifestyle changes to lessen symptoms and prevent further decline in function. The individuals have spent most of their lives equating success with over-achievement and find it difficult to implement such recommendations. As specialists in energy conservation and work simplification, occupational therapists increasingly are being called on to evaluate and treat these patients. Over the past 2 years, an occupational therapy educational program has been developed to educate patients about their condition and about ways to implement lifestyle changes while preserving the ability to do valued activities. This article describes the components of a thorough occupational therapy evaluation and the design and functional outcomes of a successful occupational therapy educational program to treat PPS.

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Title: Occupational Therapy and the Postpolio Syndrome
[ Full Text Here ] Author(s): Grace R. Young
Original Publication: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol 43, No. 2, February 1989, 97-103
Abstract/Extract: Approximately 75,000 polio survivors are experiencing new weakness, pain, and fatigue that are related to their initial disease. These problems affect their functional ability; therefore, they are of concern to occupational therapists. Overwork of a weakened neuromuscular system is believed to be the cause of these late symptoms. This article reviews current writings on the late effects of poliomyelitis. An understanding of the symptoms, causality, and psychosocial ramifications of this phenomenon facilitates effective occupational therapy intervention. Guidelines for occupational therapy assessment and treatment are included.

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