Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
The PRESS to Function Approach is designed to provide a systematic method of evaluating upper extremity function of musculoskeletal disorders. It is based on six constructs: pain, range of motion, edema, strength, sensibility, and functional ability. The approach avoids rendering incomplete hand and upper extremity evaluations and reassessments. The acronym is catchy enough for the novice therapist to make a mental check of what areas may be relevant during the session.
Primary Author and Speaker: Phyllis Ross
Additional Authors and Speakers: Felecia Banks