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Fine Motor Strength Intervention

Occupational Therapy Intervention : Fine Motor Strength

Documentation and Activity Rationale

The patient engaged in a seated fine motor activity requiring patient to use alternating tip pinch and lateral pinch prehension skills to secure clips [varying levels of resistance] to small objects 25x with right hand in order to increase intrinsic hand strength, thumb strength, pinch strength, fine motor coordination, and general pain-free mobility. Good challenge. Fatigue noted and observe by end of task. No discomfort noted.

Grading Strategies

Grading Up: 

  • greater resistance
  • smaller items to secure clips on

Grading Down: 

  • lesser resistance
  • begin with clothespins
  • clip onto theraband

Appropriate Diagnoses / Deficits

  • s/p hand and/or wrist injury
  • s/p ulnar collateral ligament injury
  • fine motor strength deficits
  • CVA
  • TBI