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How does an occupational therapist help me use my prosthesis?

An occupational therapist is trained in helping people figure out new ways to do practical day-to-day tasks. Adjusting to a prosthesis means relearning some basic skills and training your muscles to move in a new way. The tasks they may help with include walking, dressing, toileting, feeding, and driving. Occupational therapists help people regain independence in as many aspects of life as possible.

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