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Checklist for the Prescription of a GivMohr Sling for the Hemiplegic Patient
(for a printable version of this information, please click here)

Based upon and expanded from:
�Checklist for the Prescription of Slings for the Hemiplegic Patient�
Roger O. Smith and Gary A. Okamoto
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (Volume 35, No.2)

How does the GivMohr Sling meet the Checklist for Hemiplegic Slings? Scroll down for the answer.

Desirable Characteristics: GivMohr Sling: Notes:
Positioning
1. Supports head of humerus in glenoid fossa. YES  
2. Permits humeral abduction, external rotation, and elbow extension. YES
3. Assists in positioning wrist in neutral. YES
4. Abducts fingers. NO May be used in conjunction with a finger-abduction splint.
5. Encourages scapular protraction and elevation. YES  
Wear and Maintenance
6. Wears comfortably. YES  
7. Appears with good cosmesis. YES
8. Dons and doffs easily. YES
9. Launders easily. YES
Fabrication
10. Pre-fabricated. YES  
11. Fabricates easily if necessary. N/A
12. Low cost. YES Competitively priced with comparable products.
Miscellaneous
13. Minimizes edema. NO Holds the arm in a functional (dependant) position. Can be worn with a compression glove.
14. Adjusts to sitting and standing positions. YES  
15. Permits arm to function as postural support. NO Handpiece can be modified to allow weight bearing through hand.
16. Permits self-range of motion. YES  
17. Protects arm. YES
18. Distributes weight of arm evenly. YES
19. Capable of static or dynamic support. YES
Undesirable Characteristics:
20. Tends to displace head of humerus laterally. NO  
21. Susceptible to compromise circulation. NO
22. Decreases sensory feedback and body awareness. NO
23. Hampers ambulation. NO
Additional GivMohr Sling Desirable Characteristics (added by GivMohr Corporation):
24. Facilitates erect posture. YES  
25. Improves balance. YES
26. Improves gait. YES
27. Increases sensory input. YES

 

 
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