Jodi Bergeron

Hand Therapy / Jodi Bergeron

Smartphones & Hand Therapy

………Hand therapists can assist with appropriate biomechanics and provide guidelines for timeframes a patient should devote to device use. Smartphone applications can be used to improve specific motor skills as well as for logging activity and setting reminders to help achieve goals. Incorporating smartphone use in hand therapy may provide motivation and convenience resulting in better outcomes.

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Adaptive Equipment: Worth Taking a Second Look

 Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do.  So, next time you see someone performing a common task utilizing a unique technique or tool, ask them about it.  Chances are, they’ve had some therapy, worked really hard at mastering the task they’re performing  and would love to share the methods and tools of their independence with you! 

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Toxic Chemicals in Every Day Products

Do you know what’s in the deodorant that you smear into your armpit each day?  How about the soap, shower gel, lotions and myriad of products that you slather on to look and feel your best each day?  We have all learned to read labels on the food we eat.  However, many of us do NOT read labels when choosing personal care and home cleaning products.  What you put ON your body can affect your health just as much as what you put IN your body.  Our skin is our body’s largest organ!  According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, (Former Head of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and author of TOXIC BEAUTY) it is more dangerous to put a product on your skin than to ingest it.  Our bodies detoxify what we eat.  Chemicals in products placed onto our skin are directly absorbed into our bloodstream. 

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Fascial Movement Taping

FMT is beneficial in the acute, sub-acute and chronic stages of injury healing as well as throughout the rehabilitation process.  It also plays a key role in injury prevention, enhancing movement and proprioception as well as improving recovery during training in uninjured athletes.

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Tendon Imbalances in the Hand

Synergy may be defined as two or more components working together to produce an outcome or result not attainable by any of those components individually. A group’s ability to outperform even its strongest, most powerful member represents synergy.

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Building Wrist Stability

The main purpose of the upper extremity is to assist hand function. An arm without a hand is like a crane without a hook at the end of its cable

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