3. Occupational therapy. An occupational therapist can help ALS patients in several different ways:
- To understand how best to modify the house they live in to allow accessibility when they start losing their mobility and muscle strength. With these home changes, walking safely around the house will be easier.
- Help ALS patients compensate for the lack of mobility in their hands and arms, allowing patients to keep some independence for as long as possible.
- The therapist will introduce patients to adaptive equipment that may help with continuing to perform daily activities such as dressing, grooming, eating and bathing. (Read more about a robotic glove that improves mobility for ALS patients)