Occupational Therapy Lab
Photograph of two GVSU students practising wrapping a bandage around one of the students' arms. Another student is in the background. All wear masks and face shields.
The GVSU College of Health Professions strives to prepare its students to become exceptional professionals who will impact the health and well-being of the larger community. Each year, hundreds of students are granted bachelor and graduate degrees in GVSU’s various health related programs such as Communication Sciences and Disorders, Diagnostic and Treatment Sciences, Occupational Science and Therapy, and Public Health.
This photo shows GVSU students in an Occupational Science Therapy class practicing how to apply a hot pack and combine heat and stretch to increase passive range of motion to the digits. The digits are wrapped in gentle flexion with an ace bandage and placed in the hot pack. The combination of heat and stretch are better than just heat or just stretch alone. This can prepare the client for purposeful use of the hand through an activity of daily living after the hot pack is applied.