Don't fall down!! OT Neuro Lab

This was a really neat lab where we put vibrators (get your mind out of the gutter) on the Achilles tendons of a person who was blind-folded. We had the person (in this case, Stephanie, who btw just got married!!! Congratulations!!) on the table so that everyone (including our distance ed component in Chattanooga) could see better. It turns out that when you put vibration in this area while blind-folded, you get really disoriented and can potentially lose your balance.

If I were the kind of neuro student my professor wanted me to be, I would remember what this lab/lecture was about. But I’m not. My brain is broken for the holiday. So. It was still cool.

I decided to write this up because A) I just went through my thousands of OT pictures in order to send some to a faculty member for some project, and B) a really sweet person who just graduated OT school wrote me the nicest e-mail in the world, and C) we are waiting to pick my sister up from the airport and just found out it is delayed and D) I’m paranoid of losing all my beloved readers!!

The End.

Dec 21, 2007 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: none

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