Gerontological Gem #483320

Gerontology is the study of aging in humans. It is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that studies the diseases of the elderly. ….

1. I bet you didn’t know I have several old walkers in my backroom 😡 My crazy neighbor found them and gave them to me.

2. Most people are supposed to wear compression stockings their first few days in rehab, until they can walk a certain amount of feet. Compression stockings are really tight and help prevent DVT, or deep vein thrombosis. ANYWAY…they are hard to put on swollen feet!

http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/compression_stockings.html

This link shows a picture of an easier way to tug them onto feet since it makes it not as hard to get the heel on. My OT supervisor on my Level I fieldwork at Healthsouth showed the trick to me and it is cool!

Jan 14, 2008 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 1

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