Stephanie Bachman; Evidence-Based Approach to Treating Lateral Epicondylitis Using the Occupational Adaptation Model. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(2):7002360010p1-7002360010p5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.016972.
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The occupational therapy Centennial Vision reinforces the importance of informing consumers about the benefit of occupational therapy and continuing to advocate for the unique client-centered role of occupational therapy. Occupational therapy practitioners working in hand therapy have traditionally found it difficult to combine the biomechanical foundations of hand therapy with the fundamental client-centered tenets of occupational therapy. Embracing our historical roots will become more important as health care evolves and third-party payers continue to scrutinize the need for the profession of occupational therapy. This article outlines a client-centered approach for hand therapists for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis using the Occupational Adaptation Model.
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