Presentation Date

Summer 2016


Sally is a 72-year-old Caucasian female. She is 8 weeks post left Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) which resulted in left hemiparesis and expressive aphasia. She has now been discharged to home and is to attend outpatient therapy twice per week for 12 weeks. Prior to her stroke, Sally was independent in all self-care activities and was very socially active in her community. During an initial occupational therapy evaluation, therapists report that Sally is independent in all transfers and ambulates with the use of a quad cane. Circumferential measurements were taken during evaluation of the right upper extremity secondary to the observation of significant edema. Therapists hope through the use of compression gloves, hand edema will be reduced, therefore, improving functional use of the right upper extremity.