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ADL Training rehabilitation

Activities of daily living or ADL Training rehabilitation is designed to benefit any patient suffering from an orthopedic, neurological or sensory deficit. ADL encompasses all tasks that are both necessary and meaningful to a patient.

Self-care skills, including bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, hair care, feeding skills and play skills for children, are considered basic ADL. Writing, driving, home-care tasks, child care, finance management and work or school-related activities are considered advanced ADL. Leisure activities, such as sports, hobbies and musical talents, are examples of meaningful tasks that would be simulated or practiced to return the patient to a functional level of physical and emotional involvement. The purpose of therapeutic intervention for retraining activities of daily living is two-fold. One, the goals of therapy with temporary or transient conditions focus on remediation of the identified deficits to allow a patient to return to the maximal level of independence in all ADL. Two, the goals of therapy with permanent or chronic conditions may include instruction in compensatory techniques to allow the patient to safely accomplish a task, retraining by habituation to reinforce a new method of completing activities or training with adaptive equipment to safely accomplish ADL within the patient’s limited capacities.

Specialized Programs:

  • Arthritic Hand Program – Troy
  • Worksite Evaluations/Ergonomics
  • WorkAbilitySM program – Royal Oak
  • Back on Track – to prepare patients for spinal surgery – Troy
  • Joint Adventure – pre-surgical program for TKA/THA – Troy
  • HOPE – pre-surgical program for TKA/THA – Royal Oak


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