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Performing grooming activities with arm and hand differencesPPerforming grooming activities with arm and hand differencesPerforming grooming activities with arm and hand differencesEnglishAdolescentTeen (13-18 years)Arm;NeckNAHealthy living and preventionTeen (13-18 years)NA2021-12-20T05:00:00Z10.900000000000053.1000000000000536.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn from young people with arm and hand differences about how they perform hygiene, hair and personal care activities in their own way.</p><h2>Hygiene, hair and personal care</h2><p>Many young people with arm and hand differences use adaptive strategies and aids to help them perform personal care tasks.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>There are a variety of adaptive techniques and aids you can use to help you to keep objects steady and/or perform tasks with one or two limbs when grooming and caring for your hygiene.</li><li>There are many ways you can adapt to performing different personal care tasks. Find what works best for you!</li></ul><h2>At SickKids</h2><p> <strong>SickKids Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic</strong><br><a href="https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/clinical-departments/plastic-reconstructive-surgery/#programs">https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/clinical-departments/plastic-reconstructive-surgery/#programs</a></p><ul><li>Congenital Upper Limb Differences Program</li><li>Brachial Plexus Palsy and Nerve injuries clinic</li></ul><p>For more information on the Embracing Our Differences series, email: <a href="mailto:hand.arm@sickkids.ca">hand.arm@sickkids.ca</a>.</p><h2>Resources</h2><p> <strong>The CHAMP Program</strong><br> <a href="https://www.waramps.ca/ways-we-help/child-amputees/">https://www.waramps.ca/ways-we-help/child-amputees/</a></p><p>The Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program offers comprehensive services to child amputees and their families, including financial assistance, regional seminars and peer support.</p><p> <strong>Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Prosthetic Department</strong><br> <a href="https://hollandbloorview.ca/our-services/about-your-visit/virtual-tour/prosthetic-services">https://hollandbloorview.ca/our-services/about-your-visit/virtual-tour/prosthetic-services</a></p><p>The Holland Bloorview Prosthetic Services Department provide custom-fitted devices and innovative solutions for clients who were born without a limb or who have lost a limb due to injury or health conditions. They offer a full range of services, including assessment, prescription, custom manufacturing, training and repair of prosthetic devices.</p>

 

 

 

 

Performing grooming activities with arm and hand differences4003.00000000000Performing grooming activities with arm and hand differencesPerforming grooming activities with arm and hand differencesPEnglishAdolescentTeen (13-18 years)Arm;NeckNAHealthy living and preventionTeen (13-18 years)NA2021-12-20T05:00:00Z10.900000000000053.1000000000000536.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn from young people with arm and hand differences about how they perform hygiene, hair and personal care activities in their own way.</p><h2>Hygiene, hair and personal care</h2><p>Many young people with arm and hand differences use adaptive strategies and aids to help them perform personal care tasks.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>There are a variety of adaptive techniques and aids you can use to help you to keep objects steady and/or perform tasks with one or two limbs when grooming and caring for your hygiene.</li><li>There are many ways you can adapt to performing different personal care tasks. Find what works best for you!</li></ul><h2>Aids</h2><p>There are a variety of adaptive aids you can use to help you perform personal care tasks. Below are just a few of many aids that are available to you:</p><ul><li>Long handled brushes or combs, sponges and shavers</li><li>Hand-held shower heads</li><li>Long handled sponges</li><li>Universal cuffs and built-up handles to aid in holding/gripping any personal care items such as deodorants, shavers, brushes and combs</li><li>A clipper that is fixed in place (nailed or glued to a surface)</li></ul><h2>Adaptive strategies</h2><p>The way that you perform personal care tasks is unique to you and your particular hand or arm difference. There is no “right way” of doing these tasks; do them the way that works the best for you! Watch the video below to see how Alicia, a young woman with a brachial plexus injury, adapts to the task of shampooing and conditioning her hair.</p><h3>Applying shampoo and conditioner: Embracing Our Limb Differences – Alicia<br></h3><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-5T3OuwI3hg" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br> </div><p>Alicia is a young adult with a left brachial plexus birth injury who had difficulty shampooing and conditioning her hair. She demonstrates how she overcame this challenge by using a shower dispenser or dispensing the product on her forearm and using her dominant hand to scoop up the product.</p><p>There are many other ways you can adapt, like Alicia, to performing different personal care tasks. Check back to this page to watch other videos on how other young people with arm and hand differences perform various grooming tasks.</p><p>To view the entire Embracing Our differences library, click <a href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJtOP3StIuUy1XfS9MxGrWZ38ifea3LM">here</a>.</p><h2>Tell us what you think</h2><p>Please click on the survey below to let us know if these videos were helpful:<br><a href="https://redcapexternal.research.sickkids.ca/surveys/?s=NX4DHTKTRL">Post Video Survey</a></p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p> <strong>SickKids Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic</strong><br><a href="https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/clinical-departments/plastic-reconstructive-surgery/#programs">https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/clinical-departments/plastic-reconstructive-surgery/#programs</a></p><ul><li>Congenital Upper Limb Differences Program</li><li>Brachial Plexus Palsy and Nerve injuries clinic</li></ul><p>For more information on the Embracing Our Differences series, email: <a href="mailto:hand.arm@sickkids.ca">hand.arm@sickkids.ca</a>.</p><h2>Resources</h2><p> <strong>The CHAMP Program</strong><br> <a href="https://www.waramps.ca/ways-we-help/child-amputees/">https://www.waramps.ca/ways-we-help/child-amputees/</a></p><p>The Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program offers comprehensive services to child amputees and their families, including financial assistance, regional seminars and peer support.</p><p> <strong>Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Prosthetic Department</strong><br> <a href="https://hollandbloorview.ca/our-services/about-your-visit/virtual-tour/prosthetic-services">https://hollandbloorview.ca/our-services/about-your-visit/virtual-tour/prosthetic-services</a></p><p>The Holland Bloorview Prosthetic Services Department provide custom-fitted devices and innovative solutions for clients who were born without a limb or who have lost a limb due to injury or health conditions. They offer a full range of services, including assessment, prescription, custom manufacturing, training and repair of prosthetic devices.</p>