2 February 2011
1:30-5:30pm 4 hours
Accumulated Hours: 95
Patient 1: Trucker who fractured his pointer finger. The doctors believed at first that the pinky was injured and placed a cast on the wrong finger, leaving the first digit injured and exposed for eight days. Beginning therapy in order to allow him to go back to work.
Patient 2: Joint replacement in the base of the thumb in a middle aged woman. Uses heat and exercises to help bend and rehabilitate thumb and wrist back to its original usage.
Patient 3: Elderly gentleman with surgery to loosen up tight tissue in finger causing it to bend at a 90 degree angle. Therapy begins with stretching, heat, and recovery of the scar.