Types of Injury
Types of InjuryInjuries to feet, shoulders or hands can severely restrict mobility and the ability of the patient to provide appropriate self care. This intensifies frustration and isolation and can cause major problems from depression and loss of stimulation from normal activities. It is helpful to combine approaches that seek to help the patient identify areas of involvement they can engage in that are a potential source of enjoyment. For many people their sense of self and their identity is centred on what they can do, and if they cannot do the tasks they see as giving their lives meaning their world risks collapse. It is useful to create an intervention here that focuses on redirecting where the patient obtains their meaning from as well as support ongoing physical therapies.
Our clinicians work with the patient to develop an approach that focuses on: