Sharon (by: Valerie Bass, Ally Bruner, Sarah Kandybowicz, & Abigail…
(by: Valerie Bass, Ally Bruner, Sarah Kandybowicz, & Abigail Schmidt)
Reason Seeking Services
She was recently diagnosed with right carpal tunnel syndrome and is experiencing difficulties with opening jars and cooking tasks. She is also experiencing numbness and tingling at night.
She is still able to use the elliptical but experiences some discomfort. Many of her occupations take more time and require a lot more focus and energy.
Interests & Values
She values her independence and being able to take care of her children. She values her family and enjoys starting the day off catching up with her boys over breakfast before dropping them off at school.
Sharon is a 44 year old mother of two. Uses her hands a lot in her job (hair dresser).
cooking, cleaning, drives children to school, attends activities for children
crafts with friends
going to gym to lift weights and do eliptical
Big kitchen with various utensils
she is very close with her sons who enjoy pulling their weight around the home.
Bible study friends
Physically healthy, motivated by sons, financially stable
She is young and healthy
She is the mother and caregiver expected to take care of her children
Big kitchen means a lot of cleaning
right hand dominant and right hand affected
Children depend on her
She's in pain
numbness and tingling keeps her awake some nights
continue to take care of her kids and be able to follow routines and rituals with less pain and weakness throughout the day
experience less numbness and tingling at night to receive a better nights sleep.
Affecting intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the R hand
Decreased grip strength
Overall decreased fine motor skills
Assessment of Functional Skills
Jebsen Hand Function Test
Nine-hole Peg Test
Wrist extension and flexion
Wrist radial and ulnar deviation
pincer, power, pad to tip, spherical, cylindrical
Sharon enjoys cooking pancakes for her children every Sunday before church
Affecting ability to feel temperature while cooking and feeling textures
Causing Sharon to drop items while cooking
Affects her ability to open jars and handle ingredients and utensils
Motor skills affected: griping, manipulation, coordination, moving, lifting, transferring, calibrating, flowing, enduring, and pacing.
some specific mental functions are affected due to less sleep at night