Treatment of the Forearm in Central Nervous System Dysfunction
By Regi Boehme, OT

The functional role of the forearm is to work in partnership with the wrist. Their combined movements orient the hand in space, placing it in the proper position for function. Without control of the forearm, function of the hand is compromised. The patient will use compensatory movements of the shoulder, humerus, and hand in an effort to adapt to the lack of forearm control. The adaptations are rarely efficient.

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